Textile and Fashion Arts Jewelry Internship

The Textile and Fashion Arts jewelry collection is global in scope, ranging from Ancient Egyptian beads to 21st century high-style jewelry. Its strengths include the ancient Nubian and American and European studio jewelry collections. The departmental library contains rich holdings ranging from rare books of the sixteenth through the early twentieth century to contemporary fashion publications.

We are currently seeking an intern who can assist with a variety of research and administrative tasks related to the jewelry collection, specifically in cataloging new jewelry acquisitions and supporting curatorial research. The intern will gain an understanding of the day-to-day workings of a curatorial department, and have an opportunity to learn from original works of art. 

Specific duties and hours will be discussed with candidates. 


  • Assist with processing of incoming acquisitions
  • Organize files and other administrative paperwork
  • Assist with other projects as assigned


  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) program
  • High degree of demonstrated interest in or experience with jewelry
  • GIA certification strongly preferred
  • Proven familiarity with scholarly research methods
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs
  • Previous office work experience desirable
  • Proven attention to detail, diplomacy, and extremely professional manner 
  • Ability to commit to 1 (seven hour) day per week through mid August
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Tues, May 26, (9:30am-12noon), or Tues, June 9, (9:30am-12noon) 




Part Time


7.00 hours per week

Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters.


February 3, 2015


Textiles and Fashion Arts