The Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, which originated in 1887, houses an encyclopedic collection of works on paper—prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs, illustrated books, and posters of American and European origin dating from the fifteenth century to the present.
The department is currently seeking an intern who desires to gain skills in object documentation and collections care. This is an unpaid part-time internship under the close supervision of the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design. The internship offers an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience by learning first-hand about museum work and personally contributing to the care of one of the country’s best collections of works on paper.
• Object handling and re-housing, photography, data entry
• Enrolled in (and preferably returning to the senior year of) a bachelor’s degree program; or enrolled in and returning to a master’s program
• Demonstrated interest in design history/architecture/fashion illustration
• Prior museum or related experience is desirable
• Demonstrated strong aptitude with computer databases
• Proven keen attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills required
• Ability to commit 1 day a week (10 am – 4 pm) for at least three months through mid August
• Ability to attend orientation on either Tues, May 27 (9:30 am – 12 pm) or Tues, June 10 (9:30 am – 12 pm)