Note: DLIS does not award academic credit for paid internships. Students are advised to consider this position a short-term job.
Paid Summer 2018 Internship for Graduate Student – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible for research corporate records of the Museum, and promotes an informed and enduring understanding of its institutional history. Archives holdings date from 1870 through the early 21st century, and document the Met’s art collection, past exhibitions, curatorial practice, and administration. The summer 2018 intern will collaborate with staff archivists and librarians to preserve digital and analog records of 21st century Met special exhibitions. Additional responsibilities may include processing of other Museum records, reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.
Join a vibrant community of students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer! The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program offers paid ten-week and long-term internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to explore museum careers and gain professional experience during the summer. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. In addition to developing skills through special projects with Met staff, MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries, and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice.
The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.
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DEADLINE: January 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline.
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