2014 Summer Interns
2015 Summer Internship Program Opportunities
Gain experience in the Southeast's premier art museum, featuring a significant permanent collection and world-class special exhibitions.
The High Museum of Art's internship program is offered for eight weeks each summer to rising college juniors and seniors as well as to graduating seniors. The Museum's internships are unpaid learning opportunities, but interns do receive many benefits which include free admission to Museum functions, discounts at our gift shops and café and the ability to observe and receive instruction that enhances their knowledge of the area in which they are assigned. Candidates accepted into the program are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation (including parking, which they will receive at a discounted employee rate) for the duration of the program.
The High's 2015 Summer Internship Program will run from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 24, 2015 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F).
The High offers you the chance to gain experience in fields where experience is crucial. We strive to give our interns projects that are meaningful and educational. In addition to contributing to important tasks in the departments to which interns are assigned, once a week interns will participate in a series of professional development workshops in various departments and learn daily operational functions.
Applications for the 2015 Summer Internship Program are no longer being accepted.
Decorative Arts & Design: Windgate Museum Internship
Supervisor's Name: Sarah Schleuning, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design/Berry Perkins, Decorative Arts & Design Curatorial Assistant
Department: Decorative Arts & Design
Internship Summary: Through a generous grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, the High Museum of Art is pleased to offer a paid Windgate Museum Internship with the curatorial department of Decorative Arts & Design.
The main focus of the internship will be research, with special focus on Southern artists and craft objects in the Museum's growing contemporary craft collection. The intern will primarily assist with our new and developing digitization project; this includes conducting research on specific objects, artists, materials, techniques, and craft history, verifying facts, and drafting text copy, as needed, for departmental scholarship.
Additionally, the intern will gain exposure to the High's collections database TMS (The Museum System) and assist with building and verifying information in TMS on Decorative Arts and Design holdings in the areas of provenance, publications, and relevant collections information. The intern will also assist with other short-term projects such as managing the Decorative Arts and Design library and archiving existing files. Occasional assistance with objects will also be involved. Additional projects will be assigned as they arise, such as conducting research for upcoming exhibitions and special departmental initiatives, including the long-term reinstallation plan for the collection.
- Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program (or have graduated within the last six months)
- Pursuing a degree in design or art history, with particular interest in contemporary craft
- Strong writing and research skills
- Detail-oriented, hard-working, and organized
- Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Dates and Compensation: June 1st-August 7th, 2015 (10 weeks/full-time/$5,000 stipend; start/end dates negotiable based on academic calendar)
Application: Please submit questions and completed applications directly to Decorative Arts & Design Curatorial Assistant Berry Perkins via e-mail (berry.perkins @ woodruffcenter.org) by April 15, 2015.
Please include the following:
- Resume or CV with relevant coursework, skills, and work experience
- 5-10 page writing sample
- 1-2 page proposal explaining how the internship relates to the student's academic and career goals (500 word maximum)
- 1 letter of recommendation from a current or former professor or employer
Previous recipients of Windgate Museum Internships are not eligible to apply in 2015.