Friday, February 10, 2012

Opportunity: Internship in NY

The New-York Historical Society is offering full-time summer curatorial internships in American art. The internships are geared toward graduate students, but advanced undergrads should also apply. The internships will take place from June11 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 ofAmerican art. The intern?s main duties will involve researching colonialportraits and miniatures in the collection, investigating attributionquestions, and assisting in logistical tasks toward developing an upcomingtraveling show of colonial portraits. The internship will offer the opportunityto develop connoisseurship, investigate archival and secondary resources in theNew Yorkarea, and learn about the early stages of exhibition development. The internwill also assist with ongoing projects and other collection research as needed. A graduate student with strong research skills and a backgroundin American art is preferred.

1913 Armory Show
The New-York Historical Society is organizing The ArmoryShow at 100: The New Art Spirit, a large-scale exhibition celebrating thecentenary of the legendary 1913 Armory Show. The exhibition will take placefrom October 2013 through February 2014. The intern working on this projectwill report to the co-curators of the exhibition and will work on numeroustasks such as: assisting in researching and writing descriptions for theexhibition website (for example, researching key works that will appear on thewebsite); researching prints and photographs to be included in the exhibition; providingsupport in acquiring images of key works, and other general exhibition support.The internship will offer the opportunity to develop research and writingskills and participate in preparations for a major loan exhibition. A graduatestudent with strong research skills and a background in American art ispreferred.

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 fiveto ten page writing sample from a research paper or a piece related to theposition, and two letters of recommendation.

Applicationmaterials should be emailed with 2012 Summer Internship Application: Applicant?s Name? in the subject line tokimberly.orcutt@nyhistory.organd marilyn.kushner@nyhistory.organd copied Letters of recommendation should beemailed separately by recommenders with ?Recommendation for: Applicant?sName? in the subject line. Nophone inquiries, please.

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