Undergraduate-Graduate Digital Art History Lab Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
December 7, 2017
Application Due:
February 16, 2018


One placement available in Summer 2018.


The DAHL intern for Summer 2018 will work with a specialist in Spanish art on a database that traces the attribution, exhibition, and collecting histories of paintings formerly or currently attributed to El Greco. These databases will complement existing Frick research resources such as the Spanish Artists Dictionary by providing additional rich datasets for practitioners of the rapidly growing field of Digital Art History. There is no stipend associated with this internship.

Interns will develop crucial skills in provenance research, archival work, and the methodologies of Digital Art History.


The DAHL internship is open to qualified undergraduate and masters students in art history or other relevant fields, including library sciences, digital humanities, and archival studies. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and excellent research skills are required. Candidates with a reading knowledge of Spanish and an interest in early modern Spanish art are encouraged to apply. 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. Academic credit may be arranged for interns at their schools’ discretion.

Time Commitment

The DAHL intern must commit to 8 weeks minimum starting in June, with activities carried out Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–4 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.

The DAHL Internship application for Summer 2018 must be submitted no later than February 16, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified by March 30, 2018.

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

Subject Line:DAHL Intern — Summer 2018

Submit PDF cover letter and resume.

Include the following in your cover letter:

  • Your reasons for applying to the Digital Art History Lab of the Frick Art Reference Library, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates (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.

DAHL Internship
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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

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