Undergraduate-Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Conservation Digitization Internship: Summer 2018

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


One placement available in summer 2018.


The Conservation Department of the Frick Art Reference Library (FARL) is now accepting applications for 2018 Summer Digitization Internships. This internship will provide students interested in library, archives, or museum careers with the opportunity to digitize photographic archival collections and/or rare and unique book material. Interns will learn how to handle archival photographic material and delicate book material, create accurate digital images, and prepare images for permanent storage and delivery. Tasks may include: digital camera capture; book and negative scanning; file processing; metadata creation; creation of multi-page PDFs; QA of photographs and scans; processing images in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop; and light digital asset management. There is no stipend associated with this internship.


FARL Digitization Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with relevant skills. Students must have a demonstrated familiarity or interest in digitization best practices. Experience with basic concepts of photography preferred. Previous experience in a library or archives is also preferred. 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 must be able to commit to 14–28 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. The internship is from mid to late May or early June until the end of August or early September.

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 Digitization Internship must be submitted no later than March 16, 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 to Chief of Collections Preservation, at internships@frick.org, as follows:

  • Email Subject Line: “Digital Lab Internship, Conservation Department — Summer 2018”
  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.
  • 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 Conservation 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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