Internships

Internships

The Studio Museum offers internships in conjunction with the academic calendar year. Applications are currently open for the Spring 2019 season, which runs from January 28, 2019, until May 3, 2019. The following internships are available the Spring 2019 season: Communications, Curatorial, Director’s Office, Education, and Public Programs & Community Engagement. The application form and a full description of each position can be found below. Please note that we allow applicants to select first and second choices for positions they would like to be considered for.

The Museum’s Internship Program provides college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment. In addition to working on meaningful, engaging projects with Museum staff, interns engage in a series of meetings, workshops, public programs, and offsite visits to arts and cultural institutions.

Interns are required to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week during the work week. Only individuals authorized to work for the Museum in the United States will be accepted into the internship program. The Museum will consider expressions of interest in providing volunteer services to the Museum from non-work authorized individuals.

Internship Dates: January 28, 2019–May 3, 2019 (14 weeks)
Stipend: $3500
Application deadline: December 3, 2018
Notification date: December 17, 2018


Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates who have been selected for interviews will be contacted directly regarding their application status.

Curatorial Internship

Curatorial interns will work under the direction of the Curatorial Assistant. Interns will be involved in a range of curatorial projects including research and organization for upcoming exhibitions, maintaining archives and visual materials, reviewing artist submissions and updating artist files and exhibition listings. The curatorial intern will also assist with the organization, archiving and transfer of department files, and support key tasks related to inHarlem initiatives. Interns will work directly with curators, assistants and artists on exhibition checklists, graphics, catalogue production and documentation.

The Curatorial Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who major/minor in Art History, Visual Culture or a related field. Applicants should have an interest in curating, excellent writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at once.

Director's Office Internship

The Director's Office intern will assist in the development and execution of a diverse range of strategic initiatives and administrative tasks. Responsibilities include assisting with the staging of special events, outreach to the Museum's Board of Trustees, government relations and institutional research. This position is best suited for a candidate eager to gain familiarity with the administrative responsibilities and strategic planning required for a career in nonprofit organizational management. Candidates should note that this is not a curatorial position; however, those individuals considering careers in the arts administration sector are encouraged to apply. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Excellent written and communication skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail are essential.

The Director's Office internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates.

Education Internship

The Education Internship is an opportunity for the intern to develop an understanding of art and cultural education programming. The intern will work closely with Education department staff on the development and implementation of school, family, and youth programs as part of inHarlem, a set of initiatives designed to take the Museum beyond its walls, to encompass a wide range of artistic ventures, from site-specific artists' projects, to programs in historic parks, libraries, schools and partner organizations in Harlem. Advanced planning for programs requires a great deal of organization, creativity, and research. The intern will research artists and artworks featured in artist projects and the permanent collection; develop discussion topics and art-making workshop ideas for programs; assist with content development for museum educator training materials; research performers, teaching artists, authors, and other potential program participants; and receive training on leading inquiry-based discussions around works of art. The intern will assist museum educators with workshops; spearhead outreach strategies; and perform day-to-day tasks and administrative support. Some evening and weekend hours are required of the position.

The Education Internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and master's candidates who are preparing for careers in Art Education, Arts Administration, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, Art History, or related fields. Computer skills are essential.

Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship

The Public Programs and Community Engagement department curates accessible, art-inspired experiences, offering a broad range of opportunities that inspire creativity, incite dialogue and bring the Museum's mission to life. From artist talks and panels, to hands-on workshops and screenings, our department unites the Museum's diverse, adult audiences and connects them with living artists. Our intern will assist the department in researching, coordinating and producing public programs, community events and special projects. They will gain hands-on experience in arts administration, cultural partnership cultivation, coordinating program operations, and interfacing with a variety of stakeholders. As our department regularly interfaces with other Museum departments, the internship provides a unique opportunity to observe the many moving pieces involved in adult, museum education. The intern will be expected to be present at all public programs—which typically take place nights and weekends—and must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be proficient in research and writing, and be able to multitask whilst working independently.

The Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Arts Administration, Museum Programming, Arts Education, or related fields.

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Curatorial Internship

Curatorial interns will work under the direction of the Curatorial Assistant. Interns will be involved in a range of curatorial projects including research and organization for upcoming exhibitions, maintaining archives and visual materials, reviewing artist submissions and updating artist files and exhibition listings. The curatorial intern will also assist with the organization, archiving and transfer of department files, and support key tasks related to inHarlem initiatives. Interns will work directly with curators, assistants and artists on exhibition checklists, graphics, catalogue production and documentation.

The Curatorial Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who major/minor in Art History, Visual Culture or a related field. Applicants should have an interest in curating, excellent writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at once.

Director's Office Internship

The Director's Office intern will assist in the development and execution of a diverse range of strategic initiatives and administrative tasks. Responsibilities include assisting with the staging of special events, outreach to the Museum's Board of Trustees, government relations and institutional research. This position is best suited for a candidate eager to gain familiarity with the administrative responsibilities and strategic planning required for a career in nonprofit organizational management. Candidates should note that this is not a curatorial position; however, those individuals considering careers in the arts administration sector are encouraged to apply. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Excellent written and communication skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail are essential.

The Director's Office internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates.

Education Internship

The Education Internship is an opportunity for the intern to develop an understanding of art and cultural education programming. The intern will work closely with Education department staff on the development and implementation of school, family, and youth programs as part of inHarlem, a set of initiatives designed to take the Museum beyond its walls, to encompass a wide range of artistic ventures, from site-specific artists' projects, to programs in historic parks, libraries, schools and partner organizations in Harlem. Advanced planning for programs requires a great deal of organization, creativity, and research. The intern will research artists and artworks featured in artist projects and the permanent collection; develop discussion topics and art-making workshop ideas for programs; assist with content development for museum educator training materials; research performers, teaching artists, authors, and other potential program participants; and receive training on leading inquiry-based discussions around works of art. The intern will assist museum educators with workshops; spearhead outreach strategies; and perform day-to-day tasks and administrative support. Some evening and weekend hours are required of the position.

The Education Internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and master's candidates who are preparing for careers in Art Education, Arts Administration, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, Art History, or related fields. Computer skills are essential.

Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship

The Public Programs and Community Engagement department curates accessible, art-inspired experiences, offering a broad range of opportunities that inspire creativity, incite dialogue and bring the Museum's mission to life. From artist talks and panels, to hands-on workshops and screenings, our department unites the Museum's diverse, adult audiences and connects them with living artists. Our intern will assist the department in researching, coordinating and producing public programs, community events and special projects. They will gain hands-on experience in arts administration, cultural partnership cultivation, coordinating program operations, and interfacing with a variety of stakeholders. As our department regularly interfaces with other Museum departments, the internship provides a unique opportunity to observe the many moving pieces involved in adult, museum education. The intern will be expected to be present at all public programs—which typically take place nights and weekends—and must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be proficient in research and writing, and be able to multitask whilst working independently.

The Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Arts Administration, Museum Programming, Arts Education, or related fields.

Fill out the Form Below

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