ANDREW W. MELLON SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The RISD Museum’s summer internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should have some background in art history or fields related to the Museum department offering an internship. Please see descriptions of the internship positions in the application form. The ten-week internships begin on June 3, 2013, and end on August 9, 2013. Interns are expected to spend 20 hours a week in the Museum. Participation in the all-day Wednesday seminar focusing on museums is included in their weekly hours. Mellon interns receive a $2000 honorarium.
The goal of the program is to provide an overview of museum functions and in-depth experience working in conservation, curatorial, education, or registration departments. The internships are designed particularly for those students who have had little professional art museum experience. Interns will work on departmental projects and learn about the various activities that take place in the Museum, both the public functions and behind-the-scenes operations. At the end of the program each intern will submit a paper on her/his experience in the Museum and give a brief oral report to Museum staff and invited guests.
Participants may arrange for academic credit for the internships through their college or university. To do so they will need to fulfill the number of hours in the Museum required for credit at their home institutions and for any additional requirements, such as paper assignments, to qualify for that credit. Museum staff will provide supervision for such assignments as well as letters of support verifying the student’s participation in the internship program.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 4, 2013. Selected candidates will be interviewed in late March-early April.
Questions should be addressed to dwilde@risd.edu.

Application and submission information available at: http://www.risdmuseum.org/uploadedFiles/Museum_of_Art/Education/Summer-Internship-Application_2013.pdf

 

 

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