Undergraduate ARTS Intern Program- Education Department | Summer 2019

Post Date:
January 7, 2019

Summer 2019

One placement available in Summer 2019.

Arts Intern Program

Founded by Agnes Gund in 1999, Arts Intern, a program of the Studio Institute, provides opportunities for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit arts professions through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

To learn more about the Arts Intern program, visit www.artsintern.org.

To learn more about the Education Department internship, visit https://www.artsintern.org/frick-education.

Arts Intern Eligibility

Applicants for the Arts Intern program must meet the following requirements:

- Applicants must be attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must have their permanent residence in New York City. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

- Applicants must be enrolled full time as candidates for an undergraduate degree. College graduates are not eligible to participate in the program.

- Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors.

- The applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5000 or less.

Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in art history, history, art education, arts administration, visual art, museum studies, or another relevant field


Education at the Frick facilitates a vital and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching. This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department. Together with the Frick’s experienced Education staff, the intern will participate in the planning and implementation of public programs, including the creation and presentation of gallery talks, to be delivered to the public several times a week during the month of July. This is an excellent opportunity for the intern to develop and implement research, writing, and public speaking skills. Additionally, interns participate in a wide range of enrichment sessions, including gallery conversations, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, opportunities to meet with curators and conservators, and a weekly reading group on topics in museum education.

Time Commitment and Stipend

This internship spans nine weeks in summer 2019. Activities will be carried out 28 hours per week. Please note that the intern will be needed on selected weekends and evenings to assist with public programs.

The internship pays $15/hr., 28 hours per week. In addition, the intern will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of a final project at the internship’s conclusion. Please note that in order to be paid the full amount the intern will need to comply with all objectives and requirements of the internship program, including submittal of all paperwork and reports.

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art. All interns of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Summer interns will attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery talks by curators and conservators, visits to conservation studios, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and behind-the-scenes tours of museums and galleries around New York City. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one internship.

Applications for the Arts Intern program will be accepted on a rolling basis; the position is open until filled. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. All applicants will be notified by April 2019.

To apply for this position, please follow the instructions on the Arts Intern website: https://www.artsintern.org/frick-education.

Education Internships
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

For more information: Please visit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

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