Undergraduate-Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Conservation 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 is now accepting applications for Conservation Interns for summer 2018. Interns are accepted on a project-based basis in the Library’s conservation lab. The internship provides practical real-world experience in a busy production oriented conservation lab working on a wide range of library materials. The work ranges from dry cleaning paper, adhesive removal, Japanese tissue repair and paper, cloth and leather binding repair. Some current projects include the repair and rehousing of exhibition catalogs, and the cleaning, humidification and repair of large blueprints. Depending on interest and skill level, the intern would assist with the preservation and treatment needs of these library and archival materials. There is no stipend associated with this internship.


FARL Conservation Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with relevant skills. Previous experience in a library or archives is 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. Internships can also be done for course credit depending on school requirements.

Time Commitment

Internships generally run any time from the beginning of June through the end of August for approximately 8 weeks, the actual beginning and ending dates being flexible. A commitment of 3 to 4 full days per week is preferred.

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

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 https://www.frick.org/careers/internships 

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