Undergraduate-Graduate Digital Art History Lab Internship l Summer 2019

Post Date:
December 13, 2018
Application Due:
February 18, 2019

Summer 2019

One Placement Available


The DAHL intern for summer 2019 will receive hands-on training in the methods and practices of Digital Art History (DAH). He or she will actively participate in three projects currently underway at the Frick Art Reference Library: a digital mapping project that traces the journeys of Library photographers as they traveled the United States and recorded works of art in private collections and little-known public collections; a project to automate classification headings for works of art represented in the Library’s study collections; and a crowd-sourcing tool for updating Photoarchive records. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop social media skills by contributing to posts that highlight these initiatives and to cultivate crucial skills in archival work and art historical research. There is no stipend associated with this internship.


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. 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 through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 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 2019 must be submitted no later than February 18, 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified by April 1, 2019.

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

Subject Line: DAHL Intern – Summer 2019

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

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