Posted on January 27th, 2011

Student Opportunities

The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program

Archives of American Gardens at Smithsonian Gardens
Project 4: Garden History Research and Collections Management
The Archives of American Gardens offers landscape designers, historians, researchers, and garden enthusiasts access to a collection of approximately eighty thousand photographic images and records documenting historic and contemporary American gardens from the 1870s to the present.
The internship is located in the Horticulture Collections Management & Education Branch of Smithsonian Gardens which manages the Archives of American Gardens and the Garden Furnishings and Horticultural Artifacts Collection, oversees the internship and fellowship programs, and develops educational programming for Smithsonian Gardens,
The intern will primarily research and write about specific individuals and events significant to American garden history and design and compile a bibliography for an online exhibit,  The research project will appeal to art history students interested in interdisciplinary studies since gardening intersects the areas of art, design, history and culture and crosses all economic, racial and social boundaries. The intern should have excellent research, writing and organizational skills. Knowledge of basiccomputer software and Chicago Manual of Style guide is essential. Coursework in history of landscapearchitecture/design is helpful.
Application deadline: March 3, 2011