Internship Roster

Browse for internship opportunities in Art, Architecture, & Design Libraries and Visual Resource Centers throughout North America.

If your institution's internship program is not listed here, please fill out the Internship Submission Form.

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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:
Intern 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: 15 October 2014

California

Brailsford Public Art

Contact Person: Robin Brailsford
Address: 116 Marron Valley Road, Dulzura, CA 91917
Phone: (619) 468-9641
URL: http://www.publicaddress.us
Description: Brailsford Public Art is major public art, urban planning and LithoMosaic studio in eastern San Diego County. We are in need of a library intern to design and then implement a digital image storage and retrieval system gor thousands of images. We work for the top designers in the country, a super opportunity to make and meet and do and be. Applicant must have car, smarts, skills, flexibility and a super attitude. The ideal person lives in the Tecate/ San Diego border region. We speak Spanish and English. Can arrange for college credit.
Pay Type:  unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 25 August 2017
Date Entered/Updated: 26 July 2016

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/updated: 15 October 2014
 

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: 15 October 2014

San Jose State University Library

Contact Person: Rebecca Kohn
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/Art
Description:
Collaborate with Art Librarian to create instructional materials about art research resources.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 5/25/2016
date entered/updated: 10 Dec 2015

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum

Contact Person: Lynora Willimas
Address: 701 21 St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-5918
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URL: http://museum.gwu.edu/library
Description:
As a leading resource for the global study of textiles, the multilingual collections of the Arthur D. Jenkins Library (ADJL) at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum emphasize scholarship on the textiles of Asia, Africa, and the indigenous Americas. ADJL graduate and undergraduate interns have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of routine and special project-related library activities, including but not limited to collection assessment, resource description and processing, marketing, and participation in a digital repository initiative. Interns are afforded a unique opportunity to be part of an active, dynamic museum and to gain a first-hand experience in museum librarianship. Internships generally last for a single semester, however longer internships or practicums are welcome. For more information, visit http://museum.gwu.edu/jobs-internships.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
date entered: 10 Dec 2015

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection - Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)

Contact Person: Bettina Smith
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:
date entered/updated: 07 July 2016

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

Georgia

Telfair Museum of Art

Contact Person: Mary Nestor
Address: P.O. Box 10081, Savannah, GA 31412
URL: http://www.telfair.org/about/internships/
Description: The Telfair Museum of Art is seeking a summer intern to assist with bibliographic data entry for the newly acquired content management system TMS (The Museum System). The intern will primarily work independently to develop the bibliography module in TMS by customizing the data entry fields and cataloging the exhibition catalogs, member magazines, resources located in the onsite library and other materials as time permits. Additionally, s/he will formulate instructions on the usage of the program and preferred data entry terminology for present and future employees to follow. Time permitting, other possible assignments may include: scanning and photographing texts, generating TMS reference labels, and linking object and bibliography records. The Telfair Museum of Art is excited to open this opportunity to creative and attentive individuals seeking museum or library experience. The work you do on the new database will go a long way in assisting the museum in organizing and developing the permanent collection records.
Pay Type:  unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2017
Date Entered/Updated: 22 November 2016

Illinois

Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

Internships are available in various units of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLS and other academic or professional programs providing field experience. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

Please indicate the term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter.

Technical Services Internship:
Contact Person: Karen Stafford
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3914
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URL: http://www.artic.edu/employment/internships

Description: The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving The Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history with more than 500,000 print titles, 100,000 auction catalogs, 1,200 current serial subscriptions, and extensive digital collections. Approximately 10,000 volumes are added annually.

The internship will involve working with a librarian on a special project in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or digitization, tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.

Qualifications: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs with a commitment to excellence. Good communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of art or architecture history, good organizational skills, previous library experience.

Length of program: Semester long internships
Hours: At least one day per week, Monday-Friday
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline for submission: Ongoing

Archive Practicum:
Contact Person: Nathaniel Parks
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-857-7676
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URL: http://www.artic.edu/employment/internships

Description: Founded in 1901, The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries is the third largest art research library in the United States. The Archives' mission is to collect artists' and architects' papers that complement and extend both the 400,000+ volumes of the Libraries' collection as well as the permanent collections of the museum's curatorial departments. The Archives' collections are notably strong in late 19th- and 20th-century American architecture, with particular depth in Midwest architecture. Architects such as Edward Bennett, Daniel Burnham, Bruce Goff, Bertrand Goldberg, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in a broad range of papers. As well, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago is documented through photographs by C.D. Arnold and through a small collection of ephemera. The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-1934 in Chicago and the World's Fair of 1939 in New York are also each represented in an individual archive. The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (HALIC), a large collection of mounted photographic prints and lantern slides, provides valuable historic records of American architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. Other significant collections include the papers of artists, designers and scholars such as Ivan Albright, Irving Penn and George Collins.

A few of the many valuable experiences we may offer a graduate student with interest in Archives are:

-Survey, arrange, process, and provide preservation and intellectual access to large and small collections. Add accruals to existing collections; evaluate and reorganize existing collections to better facilitate access accordingly.
-Review and update existing finding aids and encode new finding aids in EAD.
-Assist in the establishment, organization, editing, and application of metadata for new and existing digital objects. Digitize collection items when appropriate and develop content for online exhibits, publications, and other uses as required.
-Assist patrons and researchers in navigating collections on-site and online; respond to email research inquiries.

It is our goal to create Library Practicum and Internship experiences that are tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.

Qualifications: Library and Information Science students are preferred, but we also consider anyone who has had work or internship experience in archives, libraries, museums or who are students or graduates in associated fields such Museum Studies, Architectural History or Architectural Preservation.

Length of program: Semester long internships
Pay type: Unpaid
Deadline for submission: Ongoing

Institutional Archives Internship:
Contact Person: Bart Ryckbosch
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-4777
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URL: http://www.artic.edu/employment/internships

Description: The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago were established in 1987 as a department within the structure of the Ryerson Library. The department preserves, accumulates and manages the documentation of the corporate history of the Museum and the School.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

Records Management
-Assisting the Archivist in all aspects of records management, including data entry, database management, logistic support to various school and museum departments, interaction with vendors.

Digitization of Art Institute publications and photographs
-Hands-on scanning of historic publications and photographs
-Composing metadata and attaching these to the pdfs in preparation of web-release
-Periodically updating website

Processing of archival collections
-Packing and handling, organizing, re-housing and compiling finding-aids (= archival inventories) of collections of personal papers of artists and individuals affiliated with the Art Institute (teachers, curators, donors, trustees)

A combination of the above three fields is possible.

Qualifications: The Institutional Archives are looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule, who enjoy the museum, archives and library environment and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time.

We are willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Library Sciences, Information Technology, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Museum Studies, but we are open to others who may be interested in the broader cultural world or non-profit work.

Length of program: Semester long internships
Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours a week
Pay type: Unpaid
Deadline for submission: Ongoing

date entered/updated: 27 October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact Person: Internship Coordinator
Address: 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60611
Phone: 312-397-3822
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URL: https://mcachicago.org/About/Internships
Description:
The Library and Archives internship provides students with a well-rounded, hands-on learning experience that provides exposure to all aspects of art museum librarianship. Tasks may include: reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Library staff works to match interns with current projects that correspond to their areas of interest. Past projects have included working with artist files, audio/visual collections, and archival collections. The internship is designed for graduate students focusing on library science and/or archives, recent MLIS graduates, and advanced undergraduate students who are considering careers in library science. Library experience or classwork in library science or archives is strongly preferred. Knowledge of art is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. May include some heavy lifting. Please apply online.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 12 July 2016

University of Chicago

Contact Person: Bridget Madden
Address: 5540 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 702-0261
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: 27 July 2016

Louisiana

New Orleans Museum of Art

Contact Person: Sheila Cork
Address: City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: 504-658-4117
Fax: 504-658-4199
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Experience Projects 2015/2016 One or two Interns per semester are needed to create and enter metadata, and create scans for the library's scrapbook digitization project. The Felix J. Dreyfous Library at the New Orleans Museum of Art has a collection of museum scrap books from 1910 - 1970s. Many of the early scrapbooks are decaying and are extremely fragile. The library is currently engaged in a project to scan the books and make them available on the library's P.C. with an aim to eventually close the scrapbooks, place them in archival safe storage, and strictly limit access to them. Book 1 has been scanned, and scanning has started on book 2. The scans are stored on the library's computer. The intern will: Occasionally create scans. Review existing scans: Follow previously determined standards and format guidelines to create metadata that can be used as part of a searchable database. Write a proposal for NOMA to become a part of the Louisiana Digital Library - this can be brief, but will include information about cost, application process, quality of scans, etc.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 25 February 2015

Maryland

Glenstone

Contact Person: Tessa Brawley-Barker, Librarian
Address: 12002 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-983-5004
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URL: http://glenstone.org/
Description:

Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into 200 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape. Established by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation, the museum, known as the Gallery, opened in 2006 and provides a contemplative, intimate setting for experiencing iconic works of art and architecture within a natural environment. Glenstone presents extraordinary outdoor sculptures and installations within a landscape designed by Peter Walker and Partners and selections from an art collection of significant depth and breadth in the Gallery building by the late Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects. Admission is always free, and visits are scheduled by appointment to encourage an unhurried, intimate engagement between the viewers and their surroundings.

Glenstone is now in the midst of constructing a second museum building, The Pavilions, measuring 170,000 square feet and designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, as well as a new public entrance, an arrival gallery with a bookstore, a café and an expanded landscape. These new facilities will enhance the visitor experience and provide significantly more space for exhibiting Glenstone's superlative collection of post-World War II artworks.

Job Purpose: The Library Collections Intern will be responsible for standardizing legacy library records in the museum's collections management system, CollectiveAccess, and contribute to collection development. The project will facilitate improved organization through the identification of items in the collection, as Glenstone prepares to transition the collection into the new library space in the future. Additional projects proposed by the intern are encouraged.

This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 30 hours per week, during regular business hours. There is flexibility in determining the intern's weekly schedule.

Essential Duties:

  • Checking existing library records for accuracy
  • Adding Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Getty vocabularies, call numbers, and images to library records
  • Creating intellectual relationships between library, artwork, and archival records
  • Applying call number labels and barcodes to library items
  • Assisting in developing the collection through conducting research on requested library items
  • Shifting, shelving library items as needed
  • Contributing to library outreach activities
  • Compile monthly statistics
  • Respond to reference requests from museum staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Coursework in descriptive cataloging, bibliographic control, classification, and/or information organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems
  • Knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, and Library of Congress Classification
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current student or recent graduate of a Library and Information Science program
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently
  • Experience in a library, special collections, museum, or non-profit cultural organization
  • Familiarity or experience with CollectiveAccess
  • Interest in humanities, art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or a related field
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills
  • Effective verbal and written skills

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to the Glenstone Jobs Portal. Glenstone is an EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.
Pay Type: $15.00 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 30 August 2016

Maryland Institute College of Art

Contact Person: Heather Slania
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: 14 July 2016

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: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 2014

Minnesota

Macalester College

Macalester College
Contact Person: Inga Theissen
Address: 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-6691
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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: ongoing
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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: ongoing
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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
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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: ongoing
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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: Check the Museum webiste for any available openings.
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

New York

Booklyn

Contact Person: Maya Taylor
Address: 37 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite E4G, Brookly, NY 11222
Phone: 718-383-9621
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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

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
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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: Ongoing
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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: 15 October 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: For fall, June 1
date entered/updated: 15 October 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
Deadling for Submission: Please see Museum website for deadlines
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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: Please see Museum website for deadlines
date entered: 5 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
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URL:

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: 15 October 2014

Visual Studies Workshop

Contact Person: Jessica Johnston
Address: 31 Prince Street, Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585-442-8676
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: www.vsw.org
Description:
Internships are tailored to the needs and interests of individual students. Applications are accepted throughout the year. The Research Center library contains approximately 4,000 monographs of photographers' work, 6,000 volumes on the history, theory and technology of photography, and 7,000 volumes related to fine art, film and media. The Research Center also houses over 3,000 rare books and photographic albums covering the history of image reproduction from 15th century woodcut, to 19th century photographic albums, to contemporary digital printing. The rare books are complemented by the Illustrated Book Collection containing illustrated books published from 1694 to the present day that display all aspects of engraving and photo-engraving practices and all forms of imaging technologies from wood engraving to xerography. These collections are supported by additional holdings concentrating on the areas of photography, filmmaking, video, bookmaking, media studies, and the cultural practices of image making. Our periodicals collection is an extensive resource of publications on photography, the arts, culture, and media.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: none
date entered/updated: 17 August 2015

Ohio

Ingalls Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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
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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: 15 October 2014

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

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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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: 15 October 2014

Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

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: 15 October 2014

Roger Williams University Architecture Library

Contact Person: John Schlinke, Architecture/Art Librarian
Address: One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3833
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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
Deadline for Submission: ongoing
date entered/updated: 15 October 2014

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/updated: 15 October 2014

Virginia

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: 15 October 2014

Wisconsin

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: 15 October 2014

CANADA - British Columbia

Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia

Contact Person: Alysa Routtenberg, Archivist
Address: 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3G9, Canada
Phone: 604-257-5199
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: www.jewishmuseum.ca
Description:
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC (JMABC) is dedicated to the collection and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. With 300 linear metres of textual records, 300,000 photographs and 725 oral history interviews, the JMABC chronicles all facets of our community's history. Through innovative exhibits and public programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC. The JMABC is interested in recruiting interns for both archives and museum positions. Possible positions may have duties that include: processing of archival donations, cataloguing and creating finding aids, digitization of textual and photograph materials, creation of online or travelling exhibits.
Pay Type: unpaid
Deadline for Submission: 1 Feb 2017
date entered/updated: 13 Oct 2015