Internships and Research

  • Archival Internship Opportunity – Cai Studio

    Posted: April 12, 2022

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    Archival Intern 

    Cai Guo-Qiang Studio

    New York, NY

    Cai Studio is seeking a part-time Archival Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in a fast-paced contemporary artist studio and gaining hands-on experience building a growing archive. 

    Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.

    Intern responsibilities include:

    • Digitizing archival materials such as slides, photographic prints, books, documents, and ephemera
    • Organizing and maintaining physical and digital libraries in the studio
    • Assisting the archives department on cataloging and data entry, including creating records for various types of archival materials
    • Assisting the archives department and other studio members with image requests and research as needed

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    • Undergraduate degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies or another related field (current students welcome to apply)
    • Must be detail-oriented and be willing to follow detailed instructions
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Knowledge of archival digitization and metadata standards


    • Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English
    • Working knowledge of Filemaker database software
    • Working knowledge of Collective Access database software
    • Experience using and applying the Chicago Manual of Style

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at with “Archival Intern” in the subject line.  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

  • Arts Intern Summer 2022

    Posted: March 28, 2022

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    We are currently recruiting for Arts Intern 2022! Arts Intern pairs financial aid-dependent college students with paid positions at arts and cultural organizations, where they gain real world experience and forge professional relationships. Founded by Agnes Gund, the Arts Intern program has been offering immersive internships at museums and cultural institutions for over 20 years.

    Participating institutions include the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Maryland Center for History and Culture, The Maryland Science Center, and more. Positions are available in a range of departments including Curatorial, Collections, Education, Design, and Marketing. 

    Gain career experience at a museum or other cultural organization in Baltimore this summer.

    • $20 per hour, 28 hours per week over 9 weeks (on-site)
    • 4 days per week of immersive, hands-on work
    • 1 day per week of educational programming

    Online Info Sessions (RSVP here):

    • Monday, 3/28; 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 3/31; 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 4/5; 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


    • Enhance your professional skills and learn new ones.
    • Complete meaningful work as a member of a team.
    • Internships are available in departments such as: curatorial, collections, marketing, education, and archives.


    • Baltimore Museum of Art
    • Maryland Center for History and Culture
    • Maryland Science Center … and more!

    Eligible students must be full-time juniors or seniors with high financial need. Students must be residents of, or attend college in, Baltimore or Baltimore County. See
    (We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines. Applicants must meet the Covid requirements of their institution.)

    QUESTIONS? CONTACT: Arts Intern Program Manager

    If you would like to learn more about Arts Intern, please visit

  • Life Design Lab: “Design Your Summer Experience Grant” Workshops

    Posted: February 28, 2022

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    Life Design Lab: “Design Your Summer Experience Grant” Workshops Begin Sunday 2/27
    Life Design Lab’s annual “Design your Summer Experience” grants will open applications March 1st offering funding for students pursuing solo ventures or unpaid/underpaid internships this summer 2022. Through this weekend and into early April, LDL is offering workshops to help prepare students for their application process! Head to to see the full list of workshops.

    In order to prepare for the opening of the application on March 1st, we strongly encourage students to attend any one of our upcoming workshops to help strengthen their proposals and create roadmaps and resumes to supplement their summer experiences. A full list of upcoming workshops can be found on Handshake

    All Life Design Lab Summer Grant applications require the same three components: a completed application form, a one-page resume, a one-page, single-spaced, 12 pt. font statement of grant purpose including a proposed budget and requested funding.

    When you apply to summer funding you may select to be considered for up to three grants and they range in value from $200 to $4,000, A listing of these grants are:

    • Design Your Summer Experience Grants
    • Un(der)paid Life Design Lab Internship Grants
    • Second Decade Society (SDS) Grants (Multiple Awards)
    • SOAR Summer Plunge Grant (FLI Support)
    • Center for Student Success Summer Grants (FLI Support)
    • Remote Work Supplies Funding
    • Steinberg Family Grant (Unpaid Internships)
  • Robert and Nancy Hall Undergraduate and Graduate Art Museum Fellowships: Summer 2022 Call for Applications

    Posted: February 28, 2022

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    The Hall Art Museum Fellowships provide graduate and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University financial support in pursuing underpaid or unpaid art museum internships. In offering this funding, the Department of the History of Art seeks to enable students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the museum profession and to contribute meaningfully to the work taking place at art museums and art galleries across departments and areas of specialty.

    The Department understands the category of art museum in an open and capacious sense, to include institutions that focus on the collecting, preservation, and/or display of art, architecture, visual and material culture, and archaeological remains, including architectural and archaeological sites. Should applicants have questions as to whether their internship qualifies, please send a query to the email address below.

    Fellowships of $500 to $5000 will be awarded to students who have been awarded an art museum internship for a period during Summer 2022.

    Note that University policy does not permit paid interns to receive academic credit for their internship.

    To Apply

    Applications should be made through the form available here:

    The application form will ask you to submit the following:

    1. a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining how the internship will support your academic study and/or future vocation and detailing your need for additional financial support
    2. the specific amount requested, and a description of how that money will be used to support the applicant during the internship.
    3. a brief description of the internship, including: how many weeks, how many hours/week, location, and the amount (if any) of compensation associated with the internship [VW: can you also include a field where they put in the URL for the internship?]
    4. a resume or curriculum vitae
    5. an unofficial academic transcript

    Application Review: The History of Art Department and the Program in Museums and Society will jointly review applications on April 15 and May 15.

    Queries should be sent to Viktoria Waith in the History of Art department:

  • Nan Pinkard-Aurelia Bolton Internship (Paid)

    Posted: February 14, 2022

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    Homewood Museum / March 25, 2022 Deadline

    Established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women, and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.


    The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum, the 1801 residence of Charles and Harriet Carroll and several enslaved families and individuals. One intern is selected annually to receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). Exact dates and schedule will be determined by the museum staff and the intern. Internship timeframe is generally from late June through early August.


    The Pinkard-Bolton intern will conduct primary and secondary source research on the enslaved and freed individuals who lived at Homewood and surrounding estates in the early nineteenth century. The completed research will serve as a foundation for a fall 2023 exhibition at Homewood that will use GIS mapping to explore the network of estates that existed in Baltimore in the early nineteenth century, as well as a basis for planning the museum’s fall 2022 architectural symposium.

    The selected intern should expect to complete original research that includes the examination of census records, archival newspapers, maps, and existing scholarship for the purpose of data collection. Some data aggregation also may be incorporated into this internship through either a written report or a brief presentation.


    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University and must have some relevant coursework in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, or the Museums & Society Program. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year. This internship is not eligible for academic credit. Information on Homewood Museum may be found online at


    Selection is competitive. Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Michelle Fitzgerald, Curator of Collections, at no later than 5 p.m., March 25, 2022.

    QUESTIONS: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Michelle Fitzgerald at   

  • Spring 2022 Internships at the BMA

    Posted: December 15, 2021

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    The Baltimore Museum of Art is offering the following Spring 2022 internships:

    • American Painting & Sculpture Internship. Our American Painting and Sculpture team is seeking an Intern to assist with the foundational research for a larger project focused on the histories of trade and labor in historical African American and African diasporic communities. The Intern will compile histories of museum period rooms and create surveys that will inform BMA research and practice
    • Conservation & Contemporary Internship. Our Conservation Department, in conjunction with our Contemporary Curatorial team, is seeking an Intern to assist with The Artist Interview Project. The purpose of this project is to bring the artist’s voice into the process/ intent behind their work to better inform conservators and curators how to care for and properly exhibit their work for future generations. The Intern will be working specifically on the transcription and proofing of previously conducted artist interviews. The Intern will also develop a transcription protocol for the project. 
    • Library & Archives Internship. Our Library & Archives department is seeking an Intern to assist with reference, circulation and cataloguing services. The Intern will gain experience working on library and archival research requests and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of circulation services including paging resources, checking-in and discharging materials. Projects will include copy cataloguing and enriching library MARC records.  
    • Advancement Internship. Our Advancement team is seeking an Intern to assist with all aspects of Membership fulfillment. This work includes creating new records, database maintenance, and event support.  The Intern will gain experience in multiple databases and organizational systems and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of museum fundraising. They will also compile a comprehensive history of Trustee planned giving.  
    • Mellon Initiative Internship. Our Education team is seeking an Intern to assist with the foundational research for our Mellon Initiative Project. The Intern will assist with facilitating conversations between the BMA and Baltimore community members, leaders, and artists. The Intern will take the information exchanged during these sessions and create qualitative data that will inform the next phase of the initiative.
    • Marketing & Experience Internship. Our Marketing & Experience team is seeking an Intern to assist with web content and development of various online platforms. The Intern will gain experience working on a newly designed website, social media accounts, and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of virtual marketing and communications. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to market various experiences such as events, exhibitions, and programs.
    • Rentals & Events Internship. Our Rentals & Events team is seeking an intern to build an online presence for the BMA’s Weddings and Events sites through Facebook and Instagram, creating branding and awareness. The Intern will gain experience working with external partners to promote an inclusive program as well as hone customer service and event management skills.  
    • Finance Department Internship. The BMA’s Finance Department is seeking an Intern to assist with implementing new technology systems that will create better workflows and automation of financial structures throughout the organization. The Intern will also work on documenting Finance policies and procedures as we update our protocols. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in non-profit management and administration. 
  • Internships at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

    Posted: November 4, 2021

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    Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is offering paid internships in archival, curatorial, collections, horticulture, and education positions. Check out their website for more information and how to apply.