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Student Opportunities

Summer 2012 Paid Internship Program

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida will be offering six paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from May 21-June 27, 2012. The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida.  Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the museum’s operations. Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. The internships are in the following departments: Collections Management, Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art), Education, Library, Marketing and Communications, Historic Asolo Theater.  For more information:

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Advanced Professional Internship

Dawit L. Petros Mahber Shaw'ate (Association of 7) October 26 - December 10, 2011

Alexander Gray Associates seeks a general gallery intern prepared to commit to an intensive, hands-on, gallery training four month internship, beginning immediately.

For more information about the gallery visit: or contact [email protected] for more information about the internship and application process.

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Hudson River Maritime Museum Internships

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River. This includes the history of its tributaries, and the industries dependent on the river. The museum was founded in 1980 by members of the “Steamship Alexander Hamilton Society”, the National Maritime Historical Society, and local historians. The Museum is located in the Historic Rondout Waterfront at Kingston, NY, once the major port between New York City and Albany.

Four fantastic internship opportunities:
— Computer Design Intern
— Curatorial Intern
— Public Relations Intern
— Lighthouse Project Intern

For more information visit:

Positions available for winter/spring semester. Email [email protected] for application details with title of internship position in subject line.

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CCS Internship Opportunity

Two CCS graduate students  are looking for one to two interns to help us develop a new project. Starting this Fall 2011 we will be initiating an art space out of our apartment in Tivoli. It’s right on Broadway, right across from the Black Swan, so in terms of our rural existences, it’s in a very “central” location. This is a very modest project, largely triggered by the fact that we found ourselves in a spacious and well-lit apartment that we felt could be activated by our networks of artists, writers, curators and friends who are living in NYC. One of the main elements of this project will be to use a portion of the space (the front glass door which faces the street) to commission image-based works. We want to create a laid back space for iterations of contemporary art to happen here in Tivoli. 1 to 2 very part-time interns who are interested in: curating, writing, publishing, graphic design, starting and running alternative art spaces. These are some of the skills we are looking for: emailing mastery, carpentry skills, 3d google sketch up skills (or other 3d modeling), basic photoshoping and/or illustrator skills, graphic design skills, website making, facebooking, brainstorming, being funny but also responsible.

Not that there will be many expenses in starting this modest project, but please do keep in mind that this is entirely self-funded (by us). Therefore we will are completely invested in making this a mutually advantageous experience for all of us.  If you are interested in hands-on experience into how to start an run an alternative art space from the ground up please send us an email with a short paragraph of why you think you would like to become involved with this project. Agatha Wara, [email protected]

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MOMA Spring Internship Program


The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for the Spring Internship Program. The Internship Program provides participants in-depth exposure to the workings of individual departments and practical and theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in contemporary society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum’s professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors. Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. This unpaid internship runs from January 24th through April 27th, 2012.

College students (must be at least junior status as of Fall 2011), recent graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Spring internships require a minimum commitment of two full days per week, one of which must be Tuesday. The application deadline is October 7, 2011 . For more information on the programs, including eligibility and application instructions, please visit: .

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Student Guide Program at the Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum’s Student Guide program trains college and graduate students to lead innovative tours of Brooklyn Museum collections and exhibitions and assist with Museum public programs. Students develop critical-thinking and communication skills while sharing their fresh and diverse perspectives with Museum visitors. During this yearlong commitment, volunteer Student Guides: 1) Receive training from Brooklyn Museum staff in museum education, research techniques, and presentation skills;  2) Work to develop their critical thinking, teaching, and observation skills in gallery-based settings; 3) Research and lead lively discussion-based tours for the general public in the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions; 4) Plan and implement a public program for university students; 5) Assist with and evaluate the Brooklyn Museum’s publiceducational   programming; 6) Serve as student advisers for the Brooklyn Museum’s Education Division.

Student Guides commit between seven and ten hours a week, which includes meetings on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays during the academic year as well as independent research time in the Brooklyn Museum galleries and at other institutions. Meetings begin in early October. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Academic credit can be arranged. Applications are due by September 28, 2011. For more information or to download applications, visit Please send a copy of your resume with your application. If you have any further questions, please contact: Matthew Branch, Interim Academic Programs Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238, T:718.501.6214 F:718.501.6129
[email protected]

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The Emerging Landscape: Photographs and Drawings Exploring Real and Imaginary Landscapes


Society is an independent space showcasing contemporary art. Located in New York’s landmark Fuller Building, their exhibition program features innovative work by established artists with limited exposure in the United States and exhibition opportunities for emerging artists that inspire and integrate the local community. Society hosts free public and educational programs for the community promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and its practices.

The Curatorial Internship at Society is a rigorous and meaningful opportunity to work closely with the curatorial staff and current artists throughout the development of exhibitions, special projects, online initiatives, and educational events. Curatorial interns assist with upcoming programs and exhibition logistics including but not limited to: assisting with exhibition research, planning and installations, pubic program support, marketing, and correspondence with artists.

In exchange for their work interns will gain valuable experience in a dynamic arts environment. This is an unpaid internship.  Exact days and hours will be discussed once selected to interview but ideal candidate should be able to start immediately and commit 20 hours/week. Hours and days are negotiable.  Strong oral, written, organizational, and inter-personal communications skills are required. Ability to make independent decisions and manage time efficiently. Knowledge of contemporary art and art history, skilled in academic research, creating bibliographies, and writing proposals. Computer proficiency is a must, Microsoft Office; Adobe Illustrator. To apply p lease submit a resume and a cover letter stating interest, start date and availability per week to: Anna Di Stasi, Curator of Exhibitions, via email at: [email protected]

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ENGLAND’S HIDDEN TREASURES-summer internship and special tour

Summer internship and study tour program available in the beautiful Roman and Medieval city of Lincoln in the UK.

For more information please visit:

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Thomas Cole National Historic Site


The Cole Fellowship – 2011
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now accepting applications for fellows to participate in the research and interpretation of the home and studio of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of the first major art movement in the United States, now known as the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The site consists of Thomas Cole’s 1815 Federal-era brick home, his 1839 studio, and other historic structures on five landscaped acres with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. Each Cole Fellow is primarily engaged in interpreting the historic site for visitors, and also works closely with the Director, Education & Programs Coordinator and Visitor Center Manager to conduct primary research related to the interpretation of the site, update and maintain collection curatorial files, and create a significant paper or project based on her/his work at the historic site. Specific responsibilities for 2011 Cole Fellows will include leading tours, conducting visitor interviews, researching collection objects, and assisting with special events. A highlight of the Cole Fellowship program is the opportunity for behind-the scenes engagement with leading professionals at other institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Lindenwald, Olana, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sites of Historic New England, the museums of Cooperstown, and others. Housing at the historic site is provided free of rent, and in addition, Fellows are paid a stipend of $500 for the season to cover miscellaneous expenses. Fellows are responsible for utilities, food, and other living expenses. The Fellowship runs from June 1 through November 1, and participation for the entire five months is required.

The TCNHS seeks graduating college seniors, recently graduated college students or graduate students, or current graduate students with specific interests in history, art history, material culture, museum studies and/or museum education, with career goals to work within these fields
and network among future colleagues. Applicants should be self-motivated leaders and have strong organizational abilities.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Thomas Cole National Historic Site, PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414.

For further information, contact
Melissa Gavilanes at 518-943-7465, ext. 5 or [email protected]. For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit

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Eleanor Roosevelt 2011 Summer Intern

Eleanor Roosevelt at Val Kill Cottage

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site announces the 2011 Internship Program for students interested in the history and management of historic house museums.

This ten-week internship will be awarded to a college student with an outstanding academic record pursuing a museum related career.  Candidates should possess a broad background in history, American studies, history of decorative  arts, women’s studies, or museum studies.

The Summer Intern’s duties will include researching and documenting the collection following standard museum practices, working with·the archives, and assisting park staff in a variety of preservation projects. The Intern is expected to report to work as a full-time professional member of the museum staff.  A $2,000 stipend is available and made possible by a generous grant from the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt: Preserving Her Val-Kill Home, an official project of the Save America’s Treasures Program. The stipend is awarded upon completion of the internship.

Application Procedure:
There are no application forms. A Candidate’s typed
application should include the following:
1. Name, home and school addresses, and telephone
2. One confidential academic letter recommendation sent
directly to the Curator.
3. A copy of  your transcripts (official copies not needed).
4. An essay of not more than 250 words describing the
applicant’s career goals, interest in museum work, and
reasons for applying to the Internship Program.
Send to:
Summer Internship Program
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Notifications will be mailed April 29, 2011.

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