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#ArtSeeksHer – ARTS Intern [Summer Job]

Since its inception in 1999, the ARTS Intern program has provided an exciting opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about museum professions in New York City, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Museums host interns in meaningful, educational positions in many different departments, ranging from curatorial, education, development, finance, and special events. Interns will have time-bound assignments and individual projects.

The program runs for 9 weeks. Interns work a 35-hour week, and receive a total pay of $3,300 ($10/hour). In 2015, the program will run from June 5 through August 7.

Interns also attend weekly visits to participating institutions. ARTS INTERN coordinates programs that highlight the cultural offerings of and challenges facing institutions in New York City. Past programs have included curatorial tours of exhibitions, panel discussions, programming workshops, and presentations by speakers in various museum departments and careers.

These museum visits include unique, behind-the-scenes looks at museum operations, presentations by senior staff and curators, and panels featuring young museum professionals. Following these visits, assignments are posted on our blog. All interns must respond to these postings and participate in the on-line discussion about museum visits, presentations, and exhibitions.

In addition to blog postings, interns must complete a report midway through the program and a final report. Weekly time-sheets must be completed on a timely basis. All of these items are required, including the weekly blog entries, in order for interns to be paid the full stipend.

Therefore, this internship includes work that may need to be completed beyond the usual workplace hours. Students who
are not prepared for this workload should not apply to the ARTS Intern program.

Application Instructions

Please visit to review available positions and eligibility requirements.

Potential interns submit their applications directly to the participating institutions from the list of available positions. Email your complete application with the subject line ‘ARTS INTERN’ to the appropriate contact person in the position listing. Do NOT submit an application to ARTS Intern!

Applications must include the following:
– A cover letter describing your interest in the arts as well as the specific position they are applying for.
– A resume detailing your work and education experience, including any awards or distinctions they may have received.
– Financial Aid Qualification: Students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less. Candidates will submit their SAR as a PDF document along with their cover letter, resume, and transcript. Students who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for an interview.
– A copy of your most recent transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in PDF form.
– A reference whom we may contact if you are selected for an interview.

Program Eligibility –

– Students must be attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be residents of New York City. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

– Applicants must be enrolled full time, entering their sophomore, junior or senior year as candidates for an undergraduate degree. College graduates are not eligible to participate in the program.

– Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting appropriate documentation along with their application (see part 3 of the application).

– Accepted interns commit to participate in all group programs offered by the program and complete all 9 weeks of the internship.

– Applicants may be accepted from all areas of undergraduate study and need not have experience in the arts or prior experience.

Application Deadline – April 30, 2015 (positions are open until filled)

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This entry was posted on February 24, 2015 by in artist calls, Community Involvement, Conversation Pieces, jobs, Uncategorized and tagged , , .
February 2015


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