The New-York Historical Society is offering full-time summer curatorial internships in American art. The internships will take place from June 11 through August 3 and interns will be awarded a $2,000 stipend. Applications are invited for two different internships:
American Colonial Portraits
The American art intern will work with the curator of American art. The intern’s main duties will involve researching colonial portraits and miniatures in the collection, investigating attribution questions, and assisting in logistical tasks toward developing an upcoming traveling show of colonial portraits. The internship will offer the opportunity to develop connoisseurship, investigate archival and secondary resources in the New York area, and learn about the early stages of exhibition development. The intern will also assist with ongoing projects and other collection research as needed. A graduate student with strong research skills and a background in American art is preferred.
1913 Armory Show
The New-York Historical Society is organizing The Armory Show at 100: The New Art Spirit, a large-scale exhibition celebrating the centenary of the legendary 1913 Armory Show. The exhibition will take place from October 2013 through February 2014. The intern working on this project will report to the co-curators of the exhibition and will work on numerous tasks such as: assisting in researching and writing descriptions for the exhibition website (for example, researching key works that will appear on the website); researching prints and photographs to be included in the exhibition; providing support in acquiring images of key works, and other general exhibition support. The internship will offer the opportunity to develop research and writing skills and participate in preparations for a major loan exhibition. A graduate student with strong research skills and a background in American art is preferred.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16. To apply:
Email a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for, a resume, a five to ten page writing sample from a research paper or a piece related to the position, and two letters of recommendation.
Application materials should be emailed with “2012 Summer Internship Application: Applicant’s Name” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation should be emailed separately by recommenders with “Recommendation for: Applicant’s Name” in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please.