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MASS MoCA Internships



Spring 2014 Internships

MASS MoCA offers 11 internships for the upcoming season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and application for the upcoming season.

Dates of internships – Monday, Jan 6th – Monday, May 27th

Application deadline: Friday, November 1st Apply here!

Website and Internship Descriptions:

  • (2) Performing Arts Administration
  • (2) Stage Tech / Production
  • (1) Marketing & Public Relations
  • (1) Visual Arts – Curatorial
  • (1) Visual Arts – Registrar
  • (1) Graphic Design
  • (1) Box Office
  • (1) Film Technican

Feel free to contact me with any questions –[email protected]

Meghan Robertson
Intern Coordinator from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

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Summer Internship Opportunities

Bard CDO announces two summer internship opportunities in Hudson, New York.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Summer Internships in Hudson

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Thomas Cole Internship Opportunity


The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) will select one to two interns for the spring, summer and/or fall semester.
Selected candidates will gain experience in several areas of museum management and art historical research by participation in:
Research and interpretation of the home and studio of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), now widely considered to be the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting, the first major art movement in the United States.
Leading tours of the historic house and grounds
Professional Development: interns will have the opportunity to work closely with staff on day-to-day activities involved in running a not-for-profit historic house and/or a special project taking shape during the semester.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site consists of Thomas Cole’s c. 1815 Federal-era brick home, his 1839 studio, and other historic structures on five landscaped acres with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. Interns are provided the chance to work closely with the education, collections, and exhibition staff on various projects. Pending the season this includes  exhibition installation, archive and collection inventory, conducting tours and programs, daily office operations, research related to the collections, and full engagement in interpretive programming.  Interns also observe and participate in a variety of staff meetings to learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in an historic house museum.
Internships are unpaid, though many candidates arrange credit through their respective school.  Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for the agreed-upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts three months but can be flexible.
Qualifications: The TCNHS seeks self-motivated undergraduate students and recent graduates who have expressed a commitment to careers in a history or art museum, exhibition and collection management,  and/ or  museum education. A background, passion for, or study of history, art history, material culture, decorative arts, museum studies and/or museum education are ideal. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities, an affinity for public speaking, and computer skills, including Microsoft scanning and image software.
How to Apply:  Send a cover letter describing your interests and goals along with a complete resume to:
Melissa Gavilanes, Director of Education, [email protected] or via mail attn: Melissa Gavilanes, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414. For further information or questions please email above or by phone call T: 518-943-7465 x 5.   For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit

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Call for Applications – 2013 Cole Fellowships




The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now reviewing applications for fellows to participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studio of Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848). Three applicants will be selected to join the site from May 29 – November 3, 2013. 

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation’s first art movement. Cole’s profound influence on America’s cultural landscape inspires us to engage broad audiences through educational programs that are relevant today. TCNHS consists of Thomas Cole’s c. 1815 Federal-era brick home, his 1839 studio, and other historic structures on five landscaped acres with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. 

Through a combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on projects, Cole Fellows are afforded an opportunity to conduct significant research and to gain professional museum experience. 

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to: 

+ Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project or paper based on her/his work over the season.

+ Lead tours of the historic site and have full engagement in interpretive programming.

+ Reporting directly to and working with the Collection and Exhibition Manager, Fellows also have the chance to work closely with the Executive Director, Education Director, and other staff; projects include collection care and research, educational programming, audience evaluation, and special events.

+ Participate in staff meetings and learn about the structural, strategic, and creative decisions involved in the day to day operations of a historic house museum.

+ Make field trips to area museums and historic venues, meet other museum professionals, participate in presentations and assigned readings, and benefit from professional development opportunities, including resume review, and next step planning for each Fellow based on individual interests and career goals.

Free shared housing at the site is provided, as well as a monthly stipend of $300. Fellows are responsible for utilities, food, and other living expenses. Participation for the entire season, May 29 –November 3, is required. 

Qualifications: TCNHS seeks self-motivated recent graduates, graduating college seniors, and graduate students who have expressed a commitment to pursue careers in history, art, material culture, decorative arts, collection and exhibition management, research, museum studies, and/or education. Applicants should be organized, energetic, have a passion for art and ideas, and an affinity for working with the public. A car is helpful, but not required. 

How to Apply: APPLICATIONS will be accepted now through FEBRUARY 20, 2013. *** Candidates who submit their applications on or before JANUARY 15, 2013, will also be eligible to apply with TCNHS for an annual grant in an amount up to $5,000. Interviews with potential candidates are going on now. To be considered, please send the following to Kate Menconeri, Collection & Exhibition Manager, [email protected] (PDF files only) or via mail attn: Kate, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St. PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414.

 Cover letter describing your interest and goals

 Resume

 References – include names and contact info for 3

 Writing sample (2 to 5 pages)


For general questions, please email [email protected] or call: 518-943-7465 x 2. For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit 

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St. PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414 / 

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Shelburne Museum Summer Internships

Position Announcement

Summer 2013 Education Interns




Description: The positions run from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013.
In this fast-paced, hands-on internship successful candidates will work in one or more of several education department programmatic areas: summer camps; family programs and activities; special events; and adult programming.  Interns will work as camp counselors, assist with logistical planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events, and work in the family activity center.  Interns also may be assigned to conduct research, fill in as exhibition guides, and perform other duties.  Expect some long days, significant logistical work in preparation for events and on-going public interaction.

Experience and Skills: 

Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics.  Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required. Art-making and instructional experience desired. Previous customer service work experience desired. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary, with good time management skills and ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively, within the intern and education department teams and with staff from across the museum. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Current college sophomores-seniors may apply. Academic experience in studio art, art history, education, museum studies or similar. Valid driver’s license to operate Museum vehicles, required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

Compensation :  Stipend of $2,000 plus housing at the Museum’s historic Brickhouse located two miles from the Museum campus.

Application Process
To apply send brief cover letter, resume, two references, one letter of recommendation, and a list of relevant courses, grades, and overall GPA.  Address application materials to Megan Zinner, HR, Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT, 05482.  Application materials and questions can be emailed to Ms. Zinner at [email protected]


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Byrdcliffe Winter Internships

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is seeking talented interns for its Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 Internship program. Participants gain hands-on experience in the arts, working closely with Byrdcliff’s small staff to assist in the organization’s daily operations, including exhibitions, events, marketing and development. Internships can be focused to meet individual interests and availability.

For more information click on this link:  ByrdcliffeWinterInternships

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McDaris Fine Art Gallery offers an Internship

McDaris Fine Art, located on Warren Street in Hudson, is looking for an intern beginning as soon as possible.  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in contemporary art.  McDaris Fine Art represents artists domestically and abroad working in all media including photography, video, and performance art. The gallery also holds special events from time to time – poetry readings, screenings, artists’ presentations, musical performances, preservation workshops and the like. Please contact Wendy McDaris directly at [email protected]

To visit the gallery and gallery website:

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ArtsIntern is accepting applications for paid summer internships for 2012, providing exciting opportunities for students to work in New York City museums. There are many internships that have not yet been filled. This year, participating institutions include ­-

– El Museo del Barrio
– The International Center for Photography
– Museum of the Moving Image
– The Noguchi Museum
– P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
– The Queens Museum of Art
– The Rubin Museum of Art
– Studio Museum in Harlem
– The Frick Collection
– American Folk Art Museum
– The Neue Galerie
– The Brooklyn Museum
– Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
– Scandinavia House

Students may visit the site, to review the available positions. If interested, students should apply directly to the museum contact listed for each position, not to ArtsIntern. Each museum conducts its own selection process.

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Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

Northwestern University  Metadata Internship: 2012

Northwestern University Library has an archival collection that requires the generation and/or clean-up of metadata for an EAD finding aid.

The applicant must have an interest in cataloging/metadata. This is a 20-hour per week, paid internship.  The internship will begin June 2012, last fourteen weeks, and be located in Northwestern University Library in Evanston, IL.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected],

Nicole Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian
Digital Collections, Library Technology Division, Northwestern University Library

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Art Restoration Programs – Summer 2012

Altamura, Puglia, Italy

For those interested in art restoration, this program has positive affiliations with Bard alumni and is highly recommended by them!

Session I: June 13-30th
Session II: July 4-21st

For more information: Sinergie Brochure 2012

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