Apply Now for 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award!


* 2006-2007 ARLIS/NA Internship Award *

* DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2006 * 

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award. The ARLIS/NA Internship Program provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. This award will grant $2,500 to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 


Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, studio art or museum studies may apply for the award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or show an equivalent combination of coursework and experience. 


Once an award recipient has been selected, she or he will select an institution to act as host for the internship with the approval of the ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee. The intern will work on-site a minimum of 10 hours per week to complete a total of at least 150 hours. Only one Internship is awarded per year and is to be completed within the 2006-2007 academic year.  


Please submit the following to Sub-Committee member Cathy Billings (application materials in electronic format are preferred):

  1. Resume;
  2. Current transcript in PDF format [this may be an unofficial version];
  3. An essay of up to 250 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectation of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit art libraries or visual resources collections; and
  4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

Cathy Billings

Art Librarian

Brand Library & Art Center

1601 W. Mountain St.

Glendale, CA 91207


  • October 3, 2006: Deadline for submission of applications.
  • November 15, 2006: Selection of recipient by Internship Award Sub-Committee.
  • January 5, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Spring 2007 internship.
  • April 13, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Summer 2007.
  • May 4, 2007: Deadline for selection of host institution by the intern for a Fall 2007 internship.


Visit the ARLIS/NA Internship award page online at:

View descriptions of past recipients’ internship experiences at:


Contact the Sub-Committee Chair:

Henry Pisciotta

Arts and Architecture Librarian

University Libraries

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-6778

One comment:

  1. Any suggestions out there from past winners? (Mine was rejected last year **sniff** **sniff** – for good reason though — it wasn’t very compelling as I look at it now).

    I heard from a certain someone that recent grads are more likely to win than others still in school. Uh, btw, I’m personally not trying to get pointers (I’m not applying this year). I’m just asking for future applicants.

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