Internship Stipends

ARCS is committed to advocating for paid internships in an industry that remains inaccessible to many. Since starting the Internship Stipend program in fall 2021, ARCS has been able to support seven students pursuing internships in registration or collections management. We will now be offering stipends of $1,500 to three qualified applicants each term! For spring internships, candidates are asked to submit their application materials by November 15 and awardees will be notified by November 30. Applicants should already have been accepted into an unpaid internship program and will be asked to submit a letter of support from their internship supervisor with their application materials.

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Student criteria

  • Must be student at the undergraduate or graduate level or recent graduate (within 2 years)
  • Must have demonstrated interest in registration/collections management 
  • Preference will be given to applicants with little or no museum internship experience
  • Preference will be given to applicants who receive need-based financial aid from their college or university or who submit a brief statement indicating financial need.
  • Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds.  

Internship program criteria

  • Internship must be primarily focused on registration/collections management
  • Internship must be a minimum of 60 hours and take place over the course of no more than 6 months

Application Process

Materials to be submitted with application

  • Letter of support from museum including description of program
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
Please submit by November 15, 2022
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The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collection specialists, to educate the profession in best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking.

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