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Registration Internship | RISD Museum posted Dec 18, 2019

20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
United States
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Paid Internship: Yes

Start Date for Internship 06/08/20
End Date for Internship 08/14/20

Applicants should have a strong interest in museum work and the topics related to the specific internship projects, although no previous museum work or experience in art history is necessary. The ten-week internships begin June 8, 2020, and end August 14, 2020. Interns are expected to spend 20 hours a week in the Museum. Participation in group seminars and workshops focusing on museums and professional practice is i ncluded in their weekly hours. Mellon interns receive a $3,000 honorarium. A limited amount of funding is available for travel assistance and may be awarded to accepted students who would not otherwise be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

The goal of this program is to introduce students to museum work and to offer in-depth experience working in a specific department of the RISD Museum. Interns will work on departmental projects with Museum staff as supervisors. Together, interns will learn about and discuss the public functions of museums and build professional skills for working in the arts. At the end of the program, each intern will publicly share their experience and work. Browse former interns' perspectives on the collection here.

The Registration Intern will learn about the management of the Museum's permanent collection by assisting with the inventory of museum storage areas, the digitization of Museum collection records, the preparation of collection and exhibition information for publication to the RISD Museum website, and other registration tasks as time permits. The Intern will become familiar with the roles museum registrars play and will gain knowledge of basic museum collections management practices, collections care, documentation, and information systems. A successful candidate will possess attention to detail and computer fluency.

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How to apply:

The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Selected candidates will be interviewed in March and all applicants will be notified by the end of that month. Questions should be addressed to


Alexandra Poterack

Internship | FIDM Museum and Library, Inc. posted Dec 9, 2019

919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
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Paid: No

The FIDM Museum is excited to announce our Summer Internship Program open for applications. Interns work closely with FIDM Museum staff and receive valuable hands-on training in museum practices. We are currently seeking talented and motivated graduate students to assist with a variety of projects.

  • Start Date for Internship 06/01/2020
  • End Date for Internship 08/28/2020

How to apply:

Applications (cover letter and resumé) for internships are due April 1. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and qualifying applicants will be interviewed prior to beginning the program.

To submit your application or for additional information, contact us via email:


Meghan Hansen
1-213-623-5821 x3277

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