2017 Summer Internships at the National Gallery of Art
June 5 to August 4, 2017
Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500.
Application deadline: January 13, 2017
The intern will assist paper conservators in organizing and cataloging items in the Paper Sample Collection of historic and contemporary artists’ drawing and printing papers. Other responsibilities will include recording watermarks photographically and researching papermaking companies. Current graduate students and 2017 graduates in conservation, studio art, or archival studies are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of paper and papermaking is essential.
Library: Rare Photographs Project
The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the David Finn Archive. Finn (b. 1921) is a noted photographer of sculpture and the Library has acquired his complete archive that documents the medium of sculpture from antiquity to the modern era. Current graduate students in American or European art history (15th to 20th century) are eligible to apply. Reading knowledge of a European language is desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of photographic processes and familiarity with museum registration, library systems, or archives procedures and methods.
Library: Reproductive Prints Project
The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the Library’s collection of reproductive prints of works of art. The prints represent a variety of print techniques and depict works by old master artists. Current graduate students in European art history (15th to 20th century) are eligible to apply. Advanced knowledge of French or another European language is desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of printmaking techniques and materials as well as familiarity with museum registration or archival procedures and methods.
The Gallery Archives is responsible for historical documents, photographs, and drawings about the past of the National Gallery of Art and its landmark buildings. The intern will be assigned an archival arrangement and description project working with historical files, architectural drawings, media, or digital documents. Candidates should have knowledge of archival principles and procedures, familiarity with art or architectural history, and an interest in an archival career. Current art history, collections management, or archival studies graduate students and 2017 program graduates are invited to apply.
Curatorial Records and Files
The intern will work with department staff to integrate documentation on accessions from the Corcoran Gallery of Art into the curatorial files, and to update bibliographic and provenance information on the collection database. Duties may also include processing labels removed from the backs of paintings, comparing the information with known exhibitions and previous owners, and then preparing the labels to be integrated into curatorial files. The intern will serve as a departmental assistant, helping staff and outside scholars use the curatorial files and assisting with the annual departmental inventory and other special projects. Current art history or museum studies graduate students and 2017 graduates of such programs are invited to apply. A demonstrated ability for careful, precise, and independent work is essential. Familiarity with museum collection databases is preferred. Reading knowledge of Italian, German, or French preferred.
For more information about our summer internship program, including application guidelines, please visit our Web site: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html