Internship Roster

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UNITED STATES

Alabama

Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Contact Person: Lindsey Reynolds
Address: 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr, Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 297-8065
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URL: http://www.artsbma.org/collection/clarence-b-hanson-jr-library
Description:
ntern will learn about and participate in all aspects of managing a 35,000-volume collection that serves as a resource for Museum staff and is open to the public. Major projects will be tailored to intern's learning and career goals; possibilities include cataloging, archival processing, digital projects, developing outreach programs, and working with rare books and ephemera. Librarian is willing to work with intern to ensure course credit if desired.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: No deadline
date entered/updated: 29 September 2014

California

Crocker Art Museum
Contact Person: Stacey Shelnut-Hendricks, Curator of Education
Address: 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 264-5780
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URL: http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
Description:
General library work, including typing of catalog cards and spine labels, authority work, copy-cataloging, and orginal cataloging of exhibition and auction catalogs. Special project: cataloging and preserving private collection of museum's founder, Judge Crocker. For library details, contact Kathleen Earl, Volunteer Librarian @ H: (916) 728-2122 evenings.
Pay Type: Paid
Deadline for Submission: No deadline
date entered/updated: 29 Apr 2004

Laguna College of Art + Design
Contact Person: Jennifer Martinez Wormser
Address: 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 949-376-6000 x. 225
Fax: 949-376-6009
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URL: http://www.lagunacollege.edu
Description: Individually designed to meet the student's learning outcomes, an internship in the LCAD Library may include the following: performing collection development functions, reference and instruction, cataloging, developing website tutorials, participating in a digitization project and/or archival processing.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered: 15 Oct 2010

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Contact Person: Barbara Rominski, Head Librarian
Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-357-4121
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URL: http://www.sfmoma.org/
Description:
SFMOMA's Research Library offers a wide variety of internship/practicum opportunities in both its library and archives. We strive to match projects with student's interests and skills therefore internships might include: working with serials collections, special collections, or archival manuscript and/or visual collections. Preference is given to MLS/MLIS students interested in working in the field of art librarianship and/or museum archives.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 1 Dec 2008

San Jose State University Library
Contact Person: Rebecca Feind
Address: One Washington Square San Jose CA 95192-0028
Phone: 408-808-2007
Fax: 408-808-2020
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URL: http://libguides.sjsu.edu/ArtDesignResources
Description:
Collaborate with Art Librarian to create instructional materials about art research resources.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 12/12/2012
date entered: 7 Sep 2010

Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Fearing Library
Contact Person: Heather Brodhead
Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Phone: 805-884-6451
Fax: 805-966-6840
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URL: http://www.sbma.net/
Description:
Help with everything. We try to accomodate intern's skills and interests. We introduce all tasks in the context of overall library science theory as well as how the tasks help accomplish this library's mission.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: No deadline
date entered/updated: 21 Sep 2007

Stanford University, Art & Architecture Library
Contact Person: Anna Fishaut, Assistant Librarian; Amber Ruiz, Curator, Visual Resources Center
Address: 102 Cummings Art Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018
Phone: 650-723-3408; 650-723-3320
Fax: 650-725-0140
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URL: http://artlibrary.stanford.edu/
Description:
The Art & Architecture Library offers internship/practicum opportunities that can include: participation in the Library's daily workings (reference, collection development, circulation, etc.); special projects (e.g., retrospective cataloging, inventories and descriptions of special collections materials); image collection duties such as selecting, shooting/scanning, and cataloging. Preference is given to students of library and information studies, especially those with an interest in pursuing the specific fields of art and/or visual resources librarianship. To apply please submit a letter or e-mail of interest and a résumé/CV.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 8 Sep 2009

University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA Arts Library
Contact Person: Janine Henri or Robert Gore
Address: 1400 Public Affairs Building, Box 951392, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1392
Phone: 310-206-4587; 310-206-5426
Fax: 310-825-1303
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URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/arts/index.cfm
Description:
Please note: Internships are only available to ARLIS/NA Internship Award recipients or to UCLA students.
Opportunities to assist with collection development and management activities, user education, pathfinder or tutorial creation, website development, exhibits, and more.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: No deadline
date entered/updated: 3 Mar 2009

Connecticut

Arts Library, Yale University
Contact Name: Library Human Resources
Address: N/A - we are accepting applications by e-mail only
Phone: 203 432-1810
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URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/
Description:
2010/11 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University Arts Library Yale University New Haven, CT
Fixed Duration Position: 8 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: March 1, 2010

The Yale University Library welcomes applications and nominations for the 2010/11 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. Individuals working in a related discipline (e.g., art history, museum studies, etc.) and considering the professional transition to art librarianship, or actively engaged with issues central to the profession, are also encouraged to apply. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

This year the focus of the Kress Fellowship will be on special collections in the arts, which will include experience in collection management, exhibition development and installation, as well as reference. During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue a mutually agreed-upon project resulting in a publishable paper or a new library service. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities beyond special collections and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities, participate in instructional programming and the work of library committees and external professional organizations.

For a complete position description and application guidelines, please see: http://www.library.yale.edu/lhr/jobs/intern/kressfellow.html
Background Check Requirements:
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Internal candidates are also subject to pre-employment screening for this position.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 30 Oct 2009
date entered/updated: 22 Sep 2009

District of Columbia

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Contact Person: Joan Lord
Address: PO Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite 2200, MRC 937, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-7958
Fax: 202-633-7994
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URL: http://www.aaa.si.edu/about/internship_volunteer_and_fellowship_opportunities.cfm
Description:
The Archives of American Art has opportunities for internships throughout the year for both undergraduate and graduate students. Internships encourage students to explore careers related to archival, information management, curatorial, and art history fields. Internships are structured around current and ongoing projects and may include the preparation of subject guides and collection finding aids; researching and planning exhibitions; archival processing and preservation; web site development; special registrar projects; scanning historical documents and photographs; database management, etc.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 7 Sep 2007

Corcoran
Contact Person: Library Director
Address: 500 Seventeenth St., NW Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202)-478-1543
Fax: (202)-628-7908
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URL: http://www.corcoran.edu/library
Description:
Internships are offered to library science graduate students on a semesterly basis. Activities include: bibliographic instruction, circulation, collection development, reference, and visual resources.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Revolving
date entered/updated: 12 Nov 2010

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection - Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)
Contact Person: Shalimar Fojas White, ICFA Manager
Address: 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 339-6972
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URL: http://www.doaks.org/icfa
Description:
The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks supports scholarship in Byzantine Studies by preserving and providing access to images of art, architecture, and archaeology in a variety of media and archival collections that document fieldwork and research projects at Byzantine sites and monuments. ICFA hosts internships each semester for graduate and undergraduate students. Projects include archival processing and description, digitization, exhibit curation, and metadata initiatives. ICFA provides a unique opportunity for interns to engage with both the archival and visual resources communities and their practices.
Pay Type: Unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 15 December 15 2013
date entered: 20 Sept 2013

Folger Shakespeare Library
Contact Person: Erin Blake
Address: 201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 675-0323
Fax: (202) 675-0328
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URL: http://www.folger.edu
Description:
Special projects, including rehousing and inventorying objects, art, and documents.
Pay Type: negotiable
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 18 Jan 2008

National Gallery of Art
Contact Person: Mattie Schloetzer, program administrator for internships and fellowships
Address: 2000-B South Club Drive, Landover, MD, 20785
Phone: 202/842-6257
Fax: 202/842-6935
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URL: http://www.nga.gov/education/interned.shtm
Description:
Academic year and summer internships are offered annually in various museums departments including the Library, Slide Library, Photographic Archives, Gallery Archives, and Curatorial Records. See web site for additional information and application procedures.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 3 Jan, annually
date entered/updated: 07 July 2012

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center
Contact Person: Heather Slania
Address: 1250 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-266-2807
Fax: 202-393-3234
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URL: http://www.nmwa.org/about/internships
Description:
Both paid and unpaid internships are available. Possible responsibilities and projects include answering reference questions, assisting on-site researchers, establishing artist files for the Archives on Women Artists, cataloging and processing special collections, cataloging backlog material, and assisting with library exhibitions. We will try to match the intern with appropriate projects based on skills and interests. Please see website for application requirements and deadlines.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: see website
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery
Contact Person: Anne Evenhaugen
Address: AA/PG Library, Victor Building, Suite 2100, MRC 975, 750 9th St, NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 633-8227
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URL: http://www.sil.si.edu/libraries/aapg/
The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library is concentrated in the areas of American art, portraiture, history, and biography and houses 180,000 books and serials, special collections, artist files, artists' books, ephemeral materials, auction catalogs, scrapbooks, microforms, and electronic resources. The library attempts to match projects with interns' interests and abilities, and provides experience with the daily operations of a large art library serving the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery staff, visiting scholars, interns, students, as well as members of the general public. AA/PG Library interns may work on current and ongoing projects that include (but are not limited to) special collections, gift and exchange, item level cataloging of periodicals, inventory of back issues, vertical files, and maintenance of the physical collection through space management and conservation procedures. Library internships are unpaid but may be eligible for college credit.
Pay Type: unpaid
Internship Availability: Internship positions all terms: fall, winter/spring, and summer.
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Florida

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Contact Person for paid internships: Karen Patriarca, Student Services Coordinator
Contact Person for unpaid internships: Linda R. McKee, Head Librarian
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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 941-359-5700 ext 4401
Fax: 941-359-5760
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URL: http://www.ringling.org/
Description:
The intern position at the Library of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will provide the student with exposure to all aspects of special art librarianship. It will mentor the student in learning the provision and management of information services at one of the finest art libraries in the southeast United States. The intern will assist the Librarian in specific projects, including digitization projects, conservation plan, and research on rare books.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: Feb 2013
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Illinois

Art Institute of Chicago: Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Contact Person: Melanie Emerson
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3936
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URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/jobs/internships/ryerson_intern.html
Description:
Internships are available in various units of the Libraries including Conservation, Reader Services, Systems, and Technical Services. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLS and other academic or professional programs providing field experience. Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs interested in pursuing careers in libraries, visual resource collections, or archival collections are encouraged to apply for internships.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Suggested deadlines are August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and April 15 for summer.
date entered/updated: 7 August 2014

Harrington College of Design
Contact Person: Marc Gartler, Director of Library Services
Address: 200 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-697-8021
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Description:
Internships can be tailored to fit the interests and skills of the applicant. Aspiring art librarians may work on our visual resources collection (fully digital now), collection management (selection, weeding, analysis), cataloging, reference & instruction, marketing, or systems. Harrington's library enjoys close ties with faculty, a supportive administration, and high approval from our students. Located in the Chicago Loop, Harrington is a 76 year old private college offering degrees in interior design, digital photography, and communication design. Fall 2008 enrollment was 1,200+ students.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 1 Dec 2008

Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact Person: Maria Carrasquilla
Address: 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60611
Phone: 312-397-3822
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URL: http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment/internships
Description:
Library interns support the research of the MCA staff, interns, volunteers, and visiting scholars by assisting the librarians on a variety of projects. Current projects include working with artist files and the publications archive. Interns will gain experience in the areas of reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Interns gain a solid understanding of the operations of an art museum library, as well as other MCA departments. Experience in libraries is preferred. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. Some heavy lifting is involved.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 27 March 2014

University of Chicago
Contact Person: Amanda Rybin
Address: 5540 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 834-5411
Fax: (773) 702-5901
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URL: http://arthistory.uchicago.edu/vrc/
Description:
An internship in the Visual Resources Center in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago will expose students to the management of digital image collections, from content creation to pedagogical application. The internship may be adjusted to suit the interests of the successful applicant. Possible internship projects may include:

  • Assessment: develop tools such to garner user feedback
  • Cataloging: create authoritative metadata for VRC collections using VRA Core 4.0 and CCO
  • Collection development: identify gaps in collection and possible resources for inclusion
  • Digital projects: contribute to the creation of high-quality digital images
  • Instruction: author web-based tutorials for VRC resources
  • Marketing and outreach: update and enhance VRC marketing materials and website
  • Technology: research and implement technology enhancements in the VRC and art history department.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: open
date entered/updated: 22 Feb 2013

Indiana

Indiana University
Contact Person: Sonja Staum
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Description:
S605 Internship in Library & Information Science, 2-6 credits, with permission of faculty advisor and Sonja Staum for Fine Arts Library. Offered through the School of Library & Information Science.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: varies
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Herron Art Library
Contact Person: Sonja Staum
Address: 1701 N. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-9417
Fax: (317) 278-9497
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Description:
The Herron Art Library is a full-service branch library of IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. The Herron Art Library serves the teaching and learning needs of the Herron School of Art faculty, students, IUPUI campus, and the general community. The collections consist of approximately 36,000 volumes, 1,600 videos/dvds, and digital collections produced in-house and licensed. The Herron Library plays a significant role in the IUPUI University Library Digital Library Program's commitment to producing and providing access to relevant digital collections as well as to open-access scholarly communication. The Herron Library focus is on providing materials for the study of art in traditional and electronic formats. The library maintains a nationally recognized collection of important artists' books. Finally, the Herron Library staff plays an important role in information literacy activities and assessment as well as employs multiple social networking tools in the library's outreach to its constituency.

This position offers the graduate student valuable knowledge of research tools (traditional/electronic) in the fine arts, practical hands-on experience contributing to the production and license of the library's digital collections, as well as experience with multiple daily operations of an art and design school, full-service branch library. The intern is primarily responsible to assist with the development of our digital collections. Other daily responsibilities are on an "as needed" basis.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: varies
date entered/updated: 24 April 2012

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Stout Library
Contact Person: Alba Fernández-Keys, Head of Libraries & Archives
Address: 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-923-1331, ext. 547
Fax: 317-931-1978
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URL: http://www.imamuseum.org/programs/internshipsg
Description:
Internships are offered during the fall and spring semesters, as well as in summer. Candidates should specify if they wish to work in the Library, Archives or a combination of the two. Internships consist of a special project designed around the intern's interests and skills complemented by hands-on experience in various areas of librarianship. A background in Art History or related discipline is preferred. Some library experience required. For application information and deadlines please go to www.imamuseum.org/programs/internships.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: varies
date entered/updated: 24 Apr 2012

Louisiana

Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Libraries
Contact Person: Keli E. Rylance
Address: 6801 Freret Street/Jones Hall 300 New Orleans, LA 70118-5643
Phone: 504-865-5699
Fax: 504-865-5761
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URL: http://seaa.tulane.edu
Description:
The Southeastern Architectural Archive (SEAA), a department within Tulane University Library's Special Collections Division, is one of the largest collections of architectural records in the southern U.S.

Since its founding in 1980, the SEAA has developed an important archival collection for the study of the built environment of New Orleans and the greater Gulf Region. Projects can be individually tailored to the student's programmatic requirements or vocational goals. Possibilities include processing archival collections, assisting researchers, developing architects' biographical files, creating online research tools, and/or assisting with exhibitions.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 23 May 2008

Maryland

Glenstone
Contact Person: Rebecca Bruner, Assistant Archivist
Address: 12002 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-983-5004
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URL: http://glenstone.org/main#/home
Description:

Glenstone offers internship experiences to prepare Masters of Library, Archives and Information Science students (MLS) for careers in museum libraries and archives in the 21st century. The Digital Projects internship provides the opportunity for MLS students to work in support of the Glenstone Registrar and Library and Archives staff with digitization initiatives, used to increase access to collections through new media through the creation of electronic surrogates, while gaining practical field experience in a Museum Library and Archives setting.

This position is a part-time summer position that comes with a stipend. Employment can begin as soon as May. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. The Digital Projects Intern will work under the supervision of the Registrar and guidance of the Assistant Archivist.

The Digital Projects Intern will be responsible for scanning registrar files in support of the museum staff, to include following best practices for digital imaging, file-naming, file migration, processing archival records, archival storage of electronic files, and other activities as assigned. Major duties include scanning records and images with a flatbed scanner and a sheet-fed scanner; exercising quality control over digital files, including adjusting scans for contrast, sharpness, and/or color fidelity; naming digital files in accord with the registrar's file-naming conventions; separating and organizing scanned files; entering and editing metadata; preparing technical and administrative documentation; and performing re-processing of paper and digital files, as well as other duties as assigned.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • MLS Graduate student in archives, records management and/ or information management with a demonstrated interest in digital imaging and visual arts and art history
  • Knowledge of digitization standards and best practices and with procedures and guidelines regarding proper archival document handling
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and software knowledge; Proficient in Microsoft Office and in using Adobe Proficiency in using Photoshop for basic photograph editing
  • Facility with visual acuity and with exercising quality control over files, including adjusting scans for contrast, sharpness, and/or color fidelity
  • Ability to self-direct tasks and ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to set up, calibrate, and trouble-shoot scanning equipment
  • Knowledge of basic metadata development
  • Strong service orientation and interpersonal skills

To apply: Send a cover letter along with resume (including full contact information and e-mail address), 3 professional references, and academic transcripts to Rebecca Bruner, Assistant Archivist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Parking is provided. Glenstone is an EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 1 May 2012
date entered/updated: 4 April 2012

Maryland Institute College of Art
Contact Person: Tony White, MLS, MFA
Title: Director of the Decker Library
Address: Decker Library, 1400 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: (410)225-2311
Fax: (410) 225-2316
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Description:
Internships are available in archives, public services, and cataloging. In general internships last for a single semester, however longer internships or practicums are welcome, especially for cataloging.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 18 April 2012

University of Maryland, Art and Architecture Libraries
Contact Person: Alan Mattlage, Interim Head
Address: 2213 Art-Sociology Building / University of Maryland / College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-450-9065
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URL: http://lib.umd.edu/artarch/
Description:
The internship will provide a variety of public service, collection management, and collection development experience in the Art and/or Architecture Libraries. These libraries are branch libraries serving undergraduate, graduate, and faculty patrons. Special projects suited to the interests and experience of the intern will be available, including displays and work with special collections.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: anytime
date entered/updated: 8 Sep 2009

Walters Art Museum Library
Contact Person: Kathleen Stacey, Head Librarian
Address: 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410/547-9000, ext. 2
Fax: 410/752-4797
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URL: http://www.thewalters.org
Description:
A wide variety of library tasks, ranging from cataloging to bibliography to data entry to book repair.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: apply anytime
date entered/updated: 5 Aug 2003

Massachusetts

Boston College
Contact Person: Adeane Alpert Bregman
Address: Bapst Art Library, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617 552 3136
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URL: http://www.bc.edu/libraries/centers/bapst/
Description:
Opportunity to work in a separate art library and gain experience serving an undergraduate population. Special projects can be arranged to suit intern's interests and skills.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 11 Feb 2003

University of Massachusetts Boston
Contact Person: Caitlyn Duncan-Mooney, Visual Resources Curator
Address: Art Department, 100 Morrissey Blvd
Phone: 617 287 5750
Fax: 617 287 5757
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Description:
Internships in the Visual Resources Collection of the Art department will be designed around the candidate's skills and interests and can be tailored to fit internship requirements for an academic program or to suit a volunteer position. Potential internship topics include, but are not limited to, original cataloging, image digitization, and authority development.

Students interested in pursuing careers in libraries, visual resource collections, or museums are encouraged to apply. Note that some background (formal or informal) in architecture, art, or art history is essential. An understanding of digital technology and experience on a Mac are also appreciated. Please e-mail a letter of interest along with a résumé or CV.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: revolving
date entered/updated: 10 Dec 2007

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Contact Person: Lacy Schutz
Address: 225 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: 413-458-0533
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URL: http://www.clarkart.edu/
Description:
This is a paid position totaling 150 hours per semester. A minimum of eight hours per week is required, but the Archivist will work with the candidate to arrive at a mutually convenient schedule.

Under the direction and supervision of the Archivist, the Archives Intern is responsible for performing various tasks related to the Clark s archival and records management programs. Functions may include, but are not limited to, assisting in inventory and appraisal of existing collections, arrangement and re-housing of permanent records in a variety of media, and description of materials utilizing relevant descriptive standards and EAD encoding.

Candidates must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school or a graduate program in history, art history, or museum studies. Consideration will be given to undergraduates with an expressed interest in one of these areas. Ability to lift heavy boxes, demonstrated attention to detail, and familiarity with Microsoft Office software are required. Familiarity with principals of archival and records management, and excellent communication skills, are preferred.

This is a grant-funded project. For more information, please visit the project website.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: Prior to beginning of semester
date entered/updated: 20 Sep 2007

Worcester Art Museum Library
Contact Person: Debby Aframe
Address: 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-799-4406, ext. 3106
Fax: 508-798-5646
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URL: http://www.worcesterart.org/
Description:
The Worcester Art Museum Library, operated in conjunction with the College of the Holy Cross, offers an intern the opportunity to work in a Musuem Library that serves not only Musuem staff, but also undergraduate students and the general public. Projects can be designed that will accommodate the individual skills and interests of an intern. Examples of some projects are:

  • Entering images and metadata into our TMSLight database
  • Assessment of serials for de-accessioning in accordance with JSTOR holdings
  • Identification of books publicly available on Google Books

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Minnesota

Macalester College
Contact Person: Inga Theissen
Address: 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-6691
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.macalester.edu/academics/art/
Description:
The Visual Resources Library in the Art and Art History Department of Macalester College is in the process of transferring their digital image collection into SharedShelf, a media management system linked with ArtStor. The intern will assist with the migration and conversion of metadata and images from a legacy database into the new system. Internship tasks will include:

    • Working with exported excel files to facilitate import into SharedShelf
    • Performing quality control following data and image import
    • Creating relationships between catalog data and SharedShelf authorities
    • Verifying the accuracy and consistency of catalog records
    • Monitoring the downloading and importing of images
    • Checking image quality and identifying images in need of rescanning
    • Marking duplicate records for deletion

In addition to database management, the Intern will have the opportunity to observe and engage with everyday projects in the Visual Resources Library, including fulfilling image requests for teaching needs, supervising and training student workers, as well as working with faculty on instruction and assignment consultations, research and reference work related to images. This opportunity is available at any time during the 2014-2015 academic year and may be adjusted to suit the interests of the successful applicant.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 30 October 2014
date entered: 4 Sep 2014

University of Minnesota, College of Design, Digital Collections + Archives
Contact Person: Jodie L. W. Double
Address: 65 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-4080
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://design.umn.edu/current_students/leo/dca/index.html or http://www.dcl.umn.edu
Description:
Digital Collections and Archives at the College of Design is entrusted with the management, growth and dissemination of 300,000 35mm slides in addition to several large archival collections related to the history of architecture and design in the region. The scope and goals of the internship will be designed around the candidate's skills and interests. Original cataloging, archival organization, finding aid creation, digitization and collection management, are some examples of special projects an intern can pursue. A background in a design discipline or library science is helpful but a willingness to learn is crucial. Please send a letter of interest and include a resume or CV for consideration.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: no deadline
date entered/updated: 1 Dec 2008

University of Minnesota, Wilson Library
Contact Person: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
Address: University of MN, 309 19th Ave S, 170b Wilson Library, Mpls, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-6438
Fax: 612-626-9353
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URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu
Description:
The internship will involve working with the Art History & Performing Arts Librarian and will be invited to meet regularly with the Wilson Library Arts and Humanities Selectors. He/she will learn about collection development at a large academic institution and be asked to review the art approval plan profiles as needed and review books weekly. Other collection development tasks will be determined based on interest and ability. Other possible responsibilities and learning experiences will include participating with various library exhibitions such as the Art in the Libraries Exhibit and the Gorman Annual Rare Art Book Exhibit. Other opportunities such as teaching or technology may be discussed.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 4 Apr 2008
date entered/updated: 26 Sep 2007

Missouri

Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University in St. Louis
Contact Person: Skye Lacerte
Address: 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-935-7741
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URL: http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/MGHL/
Description:
Job Title: Modern Graphic History Library Practicum Student Worker
Summary: This position will provide practical experience in a variety of archival activities. Sample Descriptions of Potential Activities:

  • Basic archival training according to the Modern Graphic History Library's established Collection Processing Manual.
  • Working directly with original artwork and material in the collecitons.
  • Working with finding aids to produce online access tools.
  • Creating, manipulating, preserving, and cataloging digital assets.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program and receiving academic credit for practicum activities.
  • Understanding of basic archival principles.
  • Sincere and demonstrated interest in learning more about archival practices.
  • Physical stamina (ability to lift 30lb. boxes).
  • Good verbal and written skills.

Pay Type: unpaid Deadline for Submission: 15 August 2012
date entered: 18 July 2012

New Jersey

The Newark Museum Library and Archives
Contact Person: William A. Peniston
Address: 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 596-6625
Fax: (973) 642-0459
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.newarkmuseum.org
Description:
Internship for undergraduate and graduate students in library science, archival management or museum studies to work on special projects or routine tasks.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: none
date entered/updated: 26 Sep 2007

New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Contact Person: Eumie Imm-Stroukoff
Address: 217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-946-1011
Fax: 505-946-1093
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URL: http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/
Description:
The Research Center welcomes interns to assist with projects in the Research Center's archives and library. Opportunities include processing correspondence and archival materials from Georgia O'Keeffe's Abiquiu Book Room and to assist with researching library systems for small museums for possible data migration in 2014.
Pay Type: $3000 stipend
Deadline for Submission: Friday, April 12 (for Summer internship); Wednesday, July 31 (for Autumn internship)
date entered/updated: 27 March 2014

University of New Mexico
Contact Person: Cindy Abel Morris
Address: Bunting Visual Resources Library, MSC04 2570, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-277-6415
Fax: 505-277-0708
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URL: http://www.unm.edu/~bbmsl/internship.htm
Description:
Assist with various special projects in a large academic visual resources library containing photograph, slide and digital collections.
Pay Type: paid
date entered/updated: 27 Sep 2007

New York

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Contact Person: Jessica M. DiPalma, Senior Associate, Deputy Director's Office
Address: 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222-1096
Phone: (716) 270-8282
Fax: (716) 270-8286
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.albrightknox.org
Description:
The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library and Archives of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a growing, non-circulating collection of more than 45,000 titles, including but not limited to monographs, auction and exhibition catalogues, periodicals, artists' books and ephemera, as well as an extensive archives. We offer opportunities for students wishing to gain professional field experience in a museum library setting. Tasks may include but are not limited to cataloging single artist catalogues; processing items and performing tasks related to retrospective conversion; providing specialized in-person, telephone, mail, and web-based art reference services; taking part in bibliographic instruction and collection development work; assisting with the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of the Gallery’s institutional records; and collaborating on the development of bibliographies and exhibition histories for museum catalogues and other exhibition related publications.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission:

  • Fall Session Internships: July 15 Submission Deadline
  • Spring Session Internships: October 31 Submission Deadline
  • Summer Session Internships: March 15 Submission Deadline

In addition, Special Term Internships are offered periodically, lasting for an extended period of time and focused on a specific project. Check website for details about these internships and specific submission deadlines.
Date entered/updated: 20 April 2011

American Numismatic Society Library
Contact Person: Elizabeth Hahn
Address: 75 Varick Street, Floor 11, New York, NY
Phone: 212 571-4470
Fax: 212 571-4479
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URL: http://numismatics.org/Library/Library
Description:
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library of the American Numismatic Society houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of numismatic literature, presently numbering some 100,000 items. These include books, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, auction catalogs, and microforms, all of which are cataloged. Internships are available to students in a variety of areas, including current projects in call number creation and barcoding, rare book inventory, cataloging, indexing, and duplicate identification, among other areas. Some archive projects may also be offered upon request and depending on student requirement needs. Full details about internship projects and application procedures can be found online.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: no deadline
date entered/updated: 26 October 2012

Booklyn
Contact Person: Maya Taylor
Address: 37 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite E4G, Brookly, NY 11222
Phone: 718-383-9621
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://booklyn.org
Description:
Interns will be involved in inventorying and documenting artist books for our online database, as well as assisting in cataloging artist archives. Interns will receive instruction in book and artwork handling. Additional Booklyn activities interns may be involved with, depending on interest: Planning and publicizing Booklyn exhibitions Writing about Booklyn news and events for our website Workshop and event planning Book design and production We encourage potential interns to contact us about special projects related to their skills and interests. Past examples include: creating a finding aid for a zine collection, creating multimedia content related to books and archive materials, etc. Find out more about Booklyn at booklyn.org.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
date entered: 24 October 2014

The Bridgeman Art Library International
Contact Person: Edward Whitley
Address: 65 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-828-1238
Fax: 212-828-1255
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http:/www.bridgemanart.com

Description:
New York Internship - Bridgeman Art Library About the Library
The Bridgeman Art Library is the world s leading source of fine art images.
Based in London, New York, Paris and Berlin, the Library represents thousands of museums, private collections and artists throughout the world in licensing their images for reproduction.
Our clients worldwide include publishers, designers, advertising agencies and other image-using creative professionals.
About the Internship:
We offer a work experience placement (for a minimum of three months) as an Administrator at the New York office based in Manhattan. This role will involve supporting the Picture Research, Licensing and Marketing departments. The successful intern will have varied responsibilities in a small office, providing a good opportunity for hands-on experience. Travel and some food expenses will be reimbursed.

Requirements:
Any degree discipline is suitable, although an interest in Art, Art History or Marketing would be preferred. Start date The internship program is ongoing, we are currently accepting applicants for December 2007 / January 2008 onwards.
For further information Please visit www.bridgemanart.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To apply Please send your resume and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: June 1st of each year (ongoing)
date entered/updated: 1 Dec 2008

Center for Curatorial Studies - Bard College
Contact Person: Bronwen Bitetti
Address: P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-752-2395
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.bard.edu/ccs/library/
Description:
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) Library and Archives hires graduate-level summer interns for special projects in areas including:

  • archival processing and description
  • cataloging and technical services, and
  • digitization.

The internships are unpaid, though they can be completed for course credit. The CCS Bard Library and Archives is open 10am-5pm Monday through Friday during summer intersession. We are not able to offer travel stipends or housing. The summer internship program is temporarily suspended for 2013, but will resume in 2014 with application submissions accepted from February 1 - May 1, 2014.

About CCS Bard:
The Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of contemporary art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day. The CCS Library's main collection includes extensive holdings of international exhibition catalogs, artists' monographs, and over 60 current subscriptions to international art journals and periodicals covering the contemporary arts and curatorial practices. Special Collections holdings include a significant collection of approximately 80 historic artist-produced periodicals, an extensive collection of limited edition, signed, and out of print exhibition catalogs, a media collection, and a collection of artists' books. The CCS Bard Archives contain the institutional archives for the Center for Curatorial Studies and the Hessel Museum of Art, the organizational archives of select galleries and institutions, as well as the personal papers of curators, artists, and artist-run initiatives. The collection is non-circulating, but is open to all Bard students and faculty, as well as to the community at large.

The Center for Curatorial Studies is located in the pastoral Hudson Valley on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. It is roughly two hours north of New York City and one hour south of Albany. The campus is alive with activity even in the summer months and is home to a multi-disciplinary arts festival, SummerScape.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadlind for Submission: 1 May 2014
date entered: 15 April 2013

Charles Cowles Gallery
Contact Person: Cassy Morgan
Address: 537 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-741-8999
Fax: 212-741-6222
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.cowlesgallery.com
Description:
The Cowles Gallery is looking for a summer intern to help us organize our extensive archives of artist's materials, catalogues, books, and slides. An interest in contemporary art and the ability to work unsupervised are required.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 4 May 2007

Columbia University: Avery Library
Contact Person: Ted Goodman
Address: 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC0301, NY, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-8407
Fax: 212-854-8904
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/avery/index.html
Description:
Students would be given exposure to all aspects of Avery Library with particular emphasis on Special Collections and the Avery Index.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 15 Oct 2009
date entered/updated: 9 Oct 2009

Dumbo Arts Center
Contact Person: Amanda Friedman, Gallery Manager
Address: 30 Washington Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-694-0831
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.dumboartscenter.org/
Description:
This internship is geared toward the individual. We are a small art non-profit so we offer an opportunity to make a real difference with in the organization. Intern projects range from press and archive development, inventory, gallery installation and community outreach.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: rolling
date entered/updated: 3 Dec 2008

Fashion Institute of Technology/State University of New York
Contact Person: Karen Trivette Cannell, MLS
Address: Gladys Marcus Library, Dept. of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Goodman Resource Center E427, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NY, NY 10001
Phone: 212-217-4386
Fax: 212-217-4371
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.fitnyc.edu/library/sparc
Description:
The Department of Special Collections and Archives (SPARC) of the Fashion Institute of Technology/State University of New York (FIT) has opportunities for internships for spring, summer, and fall terms for undergraduate students, graduate students, and developing professionals. Our internships encourage students and practitioners to explore careers and tasks related to archives, information management, curatorial, and fine and applied art history fields.

Internships are structured around current and ongoing department projects and include (but are certainly not limited to) the preparation of subject guides or finding aids, researching and planning exhibitions (real and virtual), archives processing and preservation, developing biographies and departmental or office histories, Web tools development, digitization projects, database management, and so on. We also welcome innovative proposals from potential interns.

A background in fine and/or applied art history, costume history, materials preservation (especially paper and associated media), or library and/or archives studies is desirable. Solid research, analytical, computer, and writing skills are essential for a meaningful experience. General interns usually work 12 weeks on a part-time basis, approximately 10-12 hours per week. These logistical parameters are negotiable.

Applications are accepted throughout the year as there is always interesting work to be enjoyed in the department. Applicants should be prepared to work urgently without sacrificing quality, be able to adapt quickly to project demands, and carry out tasks without extensive, ongoing direction.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Revolving.
date entered/updated: 14 February 2012

The Frick Collection & Frick Art Reference Library
Contact Person: Inge Reist, Chief of Collection Development and Research
Address: The Frick Art Reference Library, 10 E. 71st St., New York, NY 10021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.frick.org/html/intern02.htm
date entered/updated: 5 Feb 2003

Leo Baeck Institute
Contact Person: Viola Voss
Address: 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-744-6400
Fax: 212-988-1305
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.lbi.org
Description:
The Leo Baeck Institute is a research, study, and lecture center whose library and archives offer the most comprehensive documentation for the study of German Jewish history. Intern will assist in cataloging photographs. The subjects include prominent members of German-speaking Jewish communities; buildings such as synagogues, businesses, and residences; military scenes, soldiers, and the world wars; as well as all aspects of daily life from parties and social gatherings, to vacations and religious ceremonies. Knowledge of or course work in basic cataloging required.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 19 Feb 2003

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Digital Media Department
Contact Person: Jonathan Rohner
Address: 1000 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-650-2550
Fax: 212-396-2553
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/office-of-the-director/digital-media-department
Description:
To assist various professional staff with digital media projects.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: no deadline
date entered/updated: 20 April 2012

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art
Contact Person: Sarah Szeliga
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-650-2335
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/libraries-and-study-centers/the-onassis-library-for-hellenic-and-roman-art
Description:
The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art is a non-circulating research facility that collects, manages, preserves, and disseminates scholarly information related to Hellenic, Roman, and Etruscan art and archaeology. In addition to its research volumes and periodicals, the library maintains archival materials, photographs, and offprints dedicated to the study of antiquities. The collection specializes in early archaeological literature, dealer catalogs, ancient sculpture, and vase painting. We are seeking graduate-level applicants, with an interest in art history, classical studies, archaeology and/or library science, to assist in a variety of areas, including archival processing, digitization, conservation, database management, and technical services. Internship hours are dependent upon logistics and requirements.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Ongoing
date entered/updated: 8 May 2014


Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
Contact Person: John Lindaman
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-396-5222
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://library.metmuseum.org
Description:
The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art announces a new two-semester internship program. The first semester will function as a hands-on survey of all the areas of operations in the library, and also includes meetings and demonstrations with staff members. The second semester will be an opportunity to focus on several areas of interest. You will have a significant opportunity to shape the direction of your internship and the depth of your involvement in particular aspects of library work.
 
Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a library science program; completion of the core courses is preferable.
  • A commitment for two semesters, Fall and Spring, one day per week

For more information, or to apply, visit http://libmma.org/portal/professional-training-in-practical-librarianship.

Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 1 June 2014
date entered: 20 May 2014

Museum of Modern Art
Contact Person: Sara Bodinson, Department of Education
Address: 11 W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-708-9893
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://moma.org/momalearning/internships/available_internships.html
Description:
Assist with special projects and gain experience in various aspects of librarianship.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 11 Feb 2003

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Architecture Library
Contact Persons: Fran Scott (Art & Architecture Librarian) & Jeanne Keefe (Visual Resources Librarian)
Address: 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-276-6465
Fax: 518-276-6753
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://library.rpi.edu/architecture
Description:
Projects can be in the area of art and architecture collection development, reference and instruction, operations of a branch library, or visual resources and digitization projects.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: No deadline.
date entered/updated: 28 Nov 2007

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Contact Person: Justine Wells
Address: 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Phone: 212-360-4287
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.guggenheim.org/internships
Description:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Spring 2015 internships in all museum departments including Library and Archives. The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. For full details, visit http://www.guggenheim.org/internships.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 18 October 2014
date entered: 5 October 2014

Specific Object
Contact Person: David Platzker
Address: 601 West 26th Street, Room M285, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-242-6253
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.specificobject.com
Description:
Specific Object is seeking an intern whose primary task will be working with our inventory to compile, and edit, our catalogue data for publication on our website. Specifically, we are working to create links between artists, authors and publishers as well as to join those data sets to catalogue raisonnés and other reference titles. Knowledge of contemporary art is highly desirable, as is an interest in Non-art, anti-art, non-art art and anti-art art. Additionally, a high level of attention to detail is required.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 26 October 2012

Syracuse University Library
Contact Person: Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Head, Fine Arts Department
Address: 222 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 13203
Phone: 315-443-5332
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://libwww.syr.edu/
Description:
Internships are individually designed to meet the skills, interests of the individual and the needs of the Library. We work with participants to provide the widest possible range of experiences according to their own career plans. The Fine Arts Department supports the fine arts, music and architecture faculties. We manage a large music collection and a slide collection of 360,000 slides, as well as supervise the Architecture Reading Room at the School of Architecture.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: There is no deadline. The program is year round.
date entered/updated: 28 Apr 2004

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Cleveland Institute of Art: Gund Library
Contact Person: Cristine Rom
Address: 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: (216) 421-7440
Fax: (216) 421-7439
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.cia.edu/library
Description:
The Gund Library provides collections and services in support of the Institute's accredited degree programs. The library also serves as a resource for the Institute's non-degree educational programs and graduates, and is open to the public. Possible projects include writing descriptions of books made by artists, updating OCLC holding libraries records, selecting and organizing pictures for the image file, researching cataloging information for our photography slides, inventorying and evaluating special collection books in preparation for re-cataloging, creating library displays. The Gund Library is open seven days and five nights a week during the academic year. However, we would prefer that interns work between 8:00am-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, at least until they are trained.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 21 Feb 2003

Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Contact Person: Elizabeth A. Lantz, Director of Library and Archives
Address: 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-707-2538
Fax: 216-421-0921
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://library.clevelandart.org/
Description:
The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a nationally recognized research library where knowledge is collected, created and shared. We help create new art historical knowledge by providing support for research on current museum objects, on new art acquisitions, for scholarly publications and program presentations. We have over 478,000 volumes, over 1 million images as well as institutional records documenting museum history and our role in social and cultural history. Our 10 professional staff and 12 paraprofessional staff regularly host students in library science programs particularly those from Kent State University. We offer training and orientation in all areas of art librarianship including imaging and archives. Past projects have included working on the acquisition and cataloging of children’s books for Studio One, blog posts and presentations on rare materials such as our Kelmscott Press collection and linking bibliographic records to art objects in the collection.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 31 December 2014
date entered/updated: 28 March 2014

Martha Stecher Reed Library, Akron Art Museum
Contact Person: Ellie Ward
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330.376.9186 x 221
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.akronartmuseum.org
Description:
The Akron Art Museum's primary focus is on modern art from 1850 until the present with major emphasis on photography. We offer opportunities to learn about all areas of solo art ibrarianship including copy cataloguing, acquisitions, serials, research and archives. We encourage library science practicum students to apply.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: open
date entered/updated: 9 Oct 2009

Oberlin College: Clarence Ward Art Library
Contact Person: Barbara Prior
Address: Allen Art Building, 83 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440-775-8635
Fax: 440-775-5145
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description:
We offer a spring semester internship on several aspects of Art Librarianship: collection development, instruction, reference, use of new media, etc. Potential special areas include: artists' books, history of the book, American architecture, working with studio art students and faculty, mounting a student exhibition we have every spring. Fall internships possible; no submission deadline; just contact Barbara Prior for details.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: November 30th
date entered/updated: 23 Apr 2004

University of Cincinnati: Robert A. Deshon & Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
Contact Person: Jennifer H. Krivickas, Head of the DAAP Library
Address: 5480 Aronoff Center for Design & Art, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
Phone: 513-556-1319
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/daap
Description:
The DAAP Library at UC has a variety of internship possibilities focused on developing, implementing, and engaging the DAAP Library's exhibition program, our program of visual literacy & digital collection development, or our program of outreach & engagement with development of DAAP faculty profiles in the UC Research Directory. We will work with interns on an ad hoc basis to develop internships that meet the interns specific academic goals and our own unit's needs.
Pay Type: negotiable
Deadline for Submission: 01 Jan 2015
date entered/updated: 9 Oct 2014

Oregon

Charles Voorhies Fine Art Library, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Contact Person: Dan McClure, Director of Library Services
Address: 1241 NW Johnson, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-821-8970
Fax: 503-821-8894
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://library.pnca.edu
Description:
A wide variety of internships are available, from building digital repositories and improving extant cataloging to caring and documenting archives or helping with bibliographic instruction.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: none
date entered/updated: 3 Dec 2008

Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh
Contact Person: Ray Anne Lockard
Address: Frick Fine Arts Library; U of Pgh; Pgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-2411
Fax: 412-648-7568
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URL: http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/frick/fine_arts.html
Description:
Internships are offered through the Dept. of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. The faculty know that I am willing to work with student interns. A student contacts me after discussing this with her/his advisor. Past interns have created library guides, a bibliography of faculty publications, assisted with the subject page mounted on the Pitt Univ. Library System home page at www.library.pitt.edu. Interns have also done an inventory of our artists' books collection and created a web site of them that will soon be linked to our art and architectural history and our library's web page. Another intern did a preservation study of our collection. What the interns work on depends on what they need to do for another DLIS course and the library's needs.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Semester Dates
date entered/updated: 13 Feb 2003

Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design
Contact Person: Claudia Covert, Readers' Services Librarian
Address: 2 College St, Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-709-5908
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://library.risd.edu
Description:
Internships are offered to library science graduate students on a semester basis through out the year. Internships are structured around ongoing projects in the Readers Services Department focusing on reference and instruction. These projects may include answering reference questions and assisting patrons as well as prepping and teaching library instruction classes. Past projects included creating and updating library handouts for our website, scanning projects, database management, and blogging.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 14 Jul 2008

Roger Williams University Architecture Library
Contact Person: John Schlinke, Architecture/Art Librarian
Address: One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3833
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URL: http://rwu.libguides.com/content.php?pid=41022&sid=301900
Description:
The internship in the Architecture Library at Roger Williams University provides an opportunity to gain experience in a branch library supporting degree programs in architecture, historic preservation, art history, and the visual arts. Interns typically work on a special project of mutual benefit to the intern and the library, and also gain an understanding of the fundamental operations of the library.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 14 February 2012

Texas

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Contact Person: Sam Duncan
Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-989-5042
Fax: 817-989-5078
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.cartermuseum.org/library
Description:
The ACMAA research library and archives serves both internal and external patrons and offers volunteer, practicum, and internship opportunities for projects focusing on a range of library and archives functions.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Ongoing
date entered: 25 Jan 2013

Virginia

Jean Outland Chrysler Library, Chrysler Museum of Art
Contact Person: Laura Christiansen
Address: 245 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-965-2035
Fax: 757-664-6291
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.chrysler.org/
Description:
The Jean Outland Chrysler Library seeks a graduate, or recently graduated library and information science student interested in career as a cataloger in archives or libraries. Cataloging Fellows will have the opportunity to work on a variety of cataloging and technical services projects. Applicants must commit to 10 consecutive weeks of employment. Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 to be used for housing, travel and other expenses.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 15 Apr 2010
date entered/updated: 26 Feb 2010

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Jefferson Library
Contact Person: Jack Robertson
Address: PO Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-984-7545
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.monticello.org/library/index.html
Description:
Internships, paid or unpaid, are available for variable times (50-300 hours). Projects range from VR and archival processing, bibliographic research and cataloging, digital conversion & creation. A list of several dozen projects is available. For more information please visit http://www.monticello.org/library/pdfs/IVP.pdf
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: anytime
date entered/updated: 18 Jan 2008

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Contact Person: Lee Viverette
Address: 200 N. Blvd., Richmond, VA
Phone: 804-340-1495
Fax: 804-340-1548
Email: library@vmfa.museum
URL: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/
Description:
Projects vary -- may include database mgmt, research, organization of materials, archival projects, file maintenance.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: none/revolving
date entered/updated: 27 Sep 2007

Washington

University of Washington
Contact Person: Jeanette Mills
Address: Box 353440; Seattle, WA 98195-3440
Phone: 206-543-0649
Fax: 206-685-1657
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Description: Visual Services in the School of Art does not have a formal internship program, but we are always open to discussing internship possibilities with interested people. Typical projects are image cataloging in a Filemaker Pro database and/or learning the digital process from image source to completed image and record in our implementation of MDID. While internships are usually unpaid, we occasionally have funds available for paying an intern.
Pay Type: unpaid
date entered/updated: 30 Aug 2007

Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Contact Person: Jamie McFarlane
Address: 608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920.458.6144
Fax: 920.458.4473
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.jmkac.org
Description:
Work with the Librarian/Archivist on projects within the library reference and/or visual resource collections. Possible projects include: slide organization and digitization, arrangement and description of archival materials, historical research, and cataloging of book and multimedia materials. The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in the arts. Schedule and duration of internship/fieldwork is flexible. College credit and housing may be available.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 21 Sep 2007

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact Person: Leah Kolb
Address: 227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-257-0158 ext. 233
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://mmoca.org/
Description:
Projects may include collection management for the museum library, cataloging, digitization and organization of museum installation slides, as well as other digitization projects and archival projects. Academic credit may be available.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for submission: none
date entered/updated: 4 Nov 2011


CANADA

British Columbia

Vancouver Art Gallery
Contact Person: Lynn Brockington
Address:750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone: 604-662-4709
Fax: 604-682-1787
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URL: www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
Description:
The Vancouver Art Gallery Library and Archives has a non-circulating collection of more than 45,000 titles, including but not limited to monographs, auction and exhibition catalogues, periodicals, artists' books and ephemera, as well as an extensive institutional archives. We offer opportunities for students wishing to gain professional field experience in a museum library setting. Interns may have opportunities in one of two areas. (1) Technical Services: cataloging exhibition catalogues, and monographs, processing items and performing tasks related to retrospective conversion. (2) Archives: assisting with the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of the Gallery's institutional records (3) Collection Development: appraising select areas of the collection, and making recommendations for weeding and acquisitions. Interested students should ideally have some knowledge of Canadian and contemporary art, and have completed some course work or have related experience in library science.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 5 Oct 2006

Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario - Research Library & Archives
Contact Person: Karen McKenzie or Larry Pfaff
Address: 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 416.979.6660
Fax: 416.979.6602
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://www.ago.net/www/resources/research_lib/res_lib_frame.cfm
Description: Internship opportunities focus on the academic strengths or professional experience of candidates; internships for academic credit are accepted. Internships may be project-based and focus on a specific, for example, Special Collections (artist papers), or Reference Services (e.g. compiling research pathways for specific art history topics) or Rare Books. They may also be geared to gaining professional experience, for example, cataloguing in an art museum environment where links are made between the literature and art objects. At present, desirable academic subjects for candidates are Canadian art, including Inuit and First Nations, 16th-19th c. European decorative arts, tribal arts (Africa; Australia), photography, and contemporary art.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: flexible
date entered/updated: 24 Sep 2003

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Contact Person: Jonathan Franklin
Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9N4, Canada
Phone: 613-990 0590
Fax: 613-990 9818
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URL: http://www.gallery.ca/en/index.php
Description:
Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada.
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in the history of art and must have completed the first year of a community college diploma in library or archive technology, or the first year of the master's degree in archives, library, and information management.
The Library and Archives welcomes applications from candidates interested in working in the following areas:

  • Library:
    Under the supervision of the Bibliographer and the Head of Cataloguing, the intern will participate in two projects. The first will focus on materials donated to the Library after the closure of the Dominion Gallery in Montreal, and will involve checking and adding copies to the collection in the Library catalogue database. The second will involve working on contributions to the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), by selecting publications and preparing abstracts for current Canadian scholarly literature on western art.
  • Archives:
    ​Under the supervision of the Head of Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources, the intern will participate in the project to inventory, analyze, arrange, and describe National Canada of Gallery records for past exhibitions.

Full training will be provided for the specific project work. In addition, interns will receive a general overview of the activities of the Library and Archives, including introductions to programs in collections development, collections management, reader services, and archives management.

For application details, please see the Job Opportunities Webpage.
Pay Type: paid
Deadline for Submission: 30 March 2012
date entered/updated: 7 February 2012