Undergraduate Frick Art Reference Library Administration Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
December 7, 2017
Application Due:
February 27, 2018


Two placements available in Summer 2018.


Projects will include research for and the writing of webpages, blog posts, Wikipedia and Tumblr entries that relate to the Library and its collections, including archives, as well as involvement with our digital art history initiative. Individual and collaborative projects will be decided in consultation with the interns to reflect their skills and interests. Previous intern projects have included “‘This Kiss to the Whole World’: Klimt and the Vienna Secession” (http://secession.nyarc.org/) and “The Frick and La Serenissima: Arts from the Venetian Republic” Tumblr page (http://frick-venetianrepublic.tumblr.com/tagged/guardi). There is no stipend associated with this internship.

Interning in the Library Administration Department will allow students to see how a major art historical library functions, to develop skills researching print and archival materials in the history of art, and to bring them to new audiences through social media.


The Administration Internship is open to qualified undergraduate students in art history or other related fields. 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.

Time Commitment

Intern activities are generally carried out four days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; however, an alternative schedule may be discussed.

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 Library Administration internship must be submitted no later than February 27, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified at the end of April 2018.

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

Subject Line: “FARL Administration Intern — 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 an 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.

FARL Administration Department 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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