Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Curatorial Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
December 15, 2017
Application Due:
January 29, 2018


One placement available in Summer 2018.


Curatorial interns assist specialists in European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, collaborating with curatorial staff on research projects pertaining to areas of art history represented in The Frick Collection.


The Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Curatorial Internship is open to qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in art history. Preference will be given to students with a background in Western art and a demonstrated interest in museum work. Candidates with an interest in Italian Renaissance art are particularly encouraged to apply. Reading proficiency in Italian is beneficial. Applicants should be extremely detail oriented. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S as well as to receive a stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

The internship generally spans eight to ten weeks, with activities carried out four to five days a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program, the Curatorial intern will receive a stipend of $4,000.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one department.

Applications for the summer 2018 Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Curatorial Internship must be submitted no later than January 29, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in April 2018.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail at internships@frick.org, as follows:

  • Email Subject Line: “Ayesha Bulchandani Curatorial Internship — Summer 2018”
  • Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
    • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA

No phone calls please.

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

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

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