Undergraduate ARTS Intern Program - Education Department: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
February 1, 2018


One placement available in Summer 2018.

Arts Intern Program

Founded by Agnes Gund in 1999, Arts Intern, a program of the Studio Institute, provides opportunities for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit arts professions through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

To learn more about the Arts Intern program, visit www.artsintern.org.

To learn more about the Education Department internship, visit https://www.artsintern.org/frick-education.

Arts Intern Eligibility

Applicants for the Arts Intern program must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be residents of New York City. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time as candidates for an undergraduate degree. College graduates are not eligible to participate in the program.
  • Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors.
  • The applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5000 or less.

This internship is open to students with an interest in art history, museum education, arts administration, museum studies, or other fields related to The Frick Collection. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in Western art and museum education.


The Education Department of The Frick Collection will host one Arts Intern during the summer of 2018. The intern's project will be closely linked to the special exhibition Canova's George Washington. The intern will conduct independent research on selected objects from this exhibition and develop a public gallery talk. The intern will also assist with the Summer Institute for High School Students, a free, two-week exploration of Canova's George Washington and thematically related topics. Additionally, Frick interns attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery conversations, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and gallery talks by curators and conservators.

Education at the Frick provides a vital, diverse, and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching and an array of programs of the highest quality. This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department.

Time Commitment and Stipend

This nine-week internship begins on June 4th, 2018, and concludes on August 3rd. Activities will be carried out 28 hours per week. Please note that the intern will be needed on selected evenings to assist with public programs.

The internship pays $13/hr., 28 hours per week. In addition, the intern will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of a final project at the internship’s conclusion. Please note that in order to be paid the full amount the intern will need to comply with all objectives and requirements of the internship program, including submittal of all weekly paperwork, attendance at Arts Intern programming, a mid-summer report, and a final project.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications for the Arts Intern program will be accepted on a rolling basis; the position is open until filled. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. All applicants will be notified by April 2018.

To apply for this position, please follow the instructions on the Arts Intern website: https://www.artsintern.org/frick-education.

Education Internships
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please.

For more information: Please revisit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

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