Undergraduate-Graduate Curatorial Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
December 18, 2017
Application Due:
January 29, 2018


Two placement available in Summer 2018.


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

This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in all aspects of curatorial work in a small, dynamic department and for interacting with staff across the institution. 


The Curatorial Internship is open to upper-level undergraduates or graduates pursuing degrees 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 eighteenth to nineteenth-century British and/or French art are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong organizational skills as well as reading proficiency in French or another foreign language is beneficial. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements. There is no stipend associated with this internship.

Time Commitment

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

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 Undergraduate/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: “Undergraduate-Graduate 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 www.frick.org/careers/internships

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