JOB: Intern for Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) is seeking a research intern to support the Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné project. The intern will assist primarily with the compilation of images related to the art and career of the artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988). This is a twelve-week paid summer internship with a time commitment of twenty-eight hours per week, starting June 6th, 2022. 


The primary assignment will be the task of locating and obtaining high-resolution reproductions of works of art for internal use and future publication. The intern will be responsible for identifying and corresponding with relevant parties to secure permissions. The internship will be conducted as a hybrid of in-person meetings at the WPI office and remote work via Google Meet. Visits to NYC-area research libraries will also be required as necessary.


Graduate-level work in art history, museum studies, or a related field. 

Knowledge about African American art, with emphasis on provenance research and the art market.

Familiarity with Artstor and other primary-source image repositories.

Proficiency with Google Workspace. 

Proficiency with relational computer databases. Intern will be trained on a proprietary database.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Exceptionally detail oriented.

Ability to work independently.

For consideration, applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and references by Friday, May 20, 2022 to


Internship Opportunities at the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC)

*Community Engagement Intern

*Curatorial Intern

*DEAI Intern

*Education Intern

*Archives Intern

*Preparator and Installations Intern

*Human Resources Intern

*Marketing and Communications Intern

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If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Paid Archaeology Internship for College Grads in San Francisco’s Presidio

If you’re a college grad with an archaeology or anthropology background, you might be interested in an 11-month internship that includes free housing, a modest stipend and a transportation benefit. You’d be helping to excavate the Spanish colonial site at the heart of San Francisco’s scenic Presidio.

See internships at the Presidio

Application deadline for Spring 2017 internship is November 1, 2016.Owl-drug-co-bottle-v-2

MoMA 12-month Internship for African American & African Diaspora graduate students (MAs)–applications due Jun. 24, 2016

Aimed at diversifying the institution and helping students historically underrepresented in the visual and cultural arts, this position is open to outstanding African American and African Diaspora graduate students, or recent graduates looking to gain experience and knowledge within the field of Media and Performance Art.

Department of Media and Performance Art Internship

Begins September 12, 2016; concludes September 8, 2017.

This internship is supported by MoMA’s Friends of Education, a Museum affiliate group dedicated to supporting African American and African diaspora artists and audience development at the Museum.

Description: The intern will primarily work with the department’s chief curator and curatorial assistant on two projects: artist Adam Pendleton’s residency at the Museum, culminating in a new, large-scale, multimedia performance; and an exhibition that will include a publication on the occasion of a new acquisition of work by the artist William Pope.L. The intern’s tasks will include support with exhibition planning, bibliographic research, image sourcing and permission requests, editing and design assistance, liaising with the artists’ studios, event support, working fluidly across the Museum’s departments, and other tasks as assigned.

Requirements: The ideal candidate has an art history and/or media and performance art background (MA candidates preferred), strong research skills, reading knowledge of one foreign language, the ability to multitask and prioritize, and the ability to communicate effectively especially under pressure. Previous experience working with artists in a museum setting, or specifically with media and performance art, preferred.

How To Apply: The application deadline is June 24, 2016.

Complete applications include an application form, a resume or curricula vitae, and two essays (no more than 500 words each).

Please see the following links for the application form and instructions. Internship listing and instructions:


For more information, contact:

Cerrie Woodner Bamford
Sr. Program Coordinator, Affiliate Programs
The Friends of Education
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
T: 212-408-8517   E:

Summer ’16 Internship – Application due Apr. 8

Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA) Internship in Prints

JOB: Carruthers Internship @ Birmingham Museum of Art, Spring 2013

Carruthers Internship – Spring Semester 2013

Education: Graduate student

Area of Study: Art History, Visual Culture, History, African American Studies, or American Studies

Purpose: To support exhibition projects related to the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

·        Assist with artist research which includes but not limited to exhibition history, biographical information, and bibliographical history.
·        Write artist biographies and descriptions of art for museum publications.
·        Create artist files for artists involved with commemorative projects.
·        Help coordinate performance projects.
·        Manage communication between the curatorial department and artists and exhibition lenders.
·        Other duties as assigned.

The Carruthers Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the Museum’s public and support group programs.

Examples include:
·        ArtBreaks
·        Lunch & Learn
·        Gallery Talks

Special Skills
·        Strong interest in African American art and history
·        Good verbal and written communication skills
·        Strong visual analysis skills
·        Extensive experience with library, archival, and web-based research

Time period: January 14 – May 3, 2013
Hours per week: 15-20 hours
The Carruthers Intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Additional application material: 10-15 pp writing sample from a research or seminar paper

Deadline is November 1, 2012. Please check out

For more information, contact Anne Forschler-Tarrasch at

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