Undergraduate Photoarchive Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
December 1, 2017
Application Due:
February 16, 2018


Two positions available in Summer 2018.


The Photoarchive, comprised of more than one million reproductions of works of art with scholarly documentation, was the founding collection of the Library. Photoarchive Department interns will utilize their art history knowledge, visual analysis skills, and organizational abilities to maximize access to the holdings. Collaborating with departmental staff, the interns will prepare new photograph acquisitions, digitize card files and enhance online records.

Interns in the Photoarchive Department develop skills in research and archival work as well as broaden their understanding of Western art. There is no stipend associated with this internship.


Photoarchive internships are open to qualified undergraduate students in art history or other related fields, including library sciences, and archival studies. Attention to detail and a strong visual memory are desirable. 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

Photoarchive interns must commit to 8 weeks minimum and generally start 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.

All Photoarchive Internship applications 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: “Photoarchive Intern — Summer 2018”
  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
    • Your reasons for applying to the Frick Art Reference Library: Photoarchive Department, 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.

Photoarchive 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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