Post Date: February 1, 2022 Application Due: March 1, 2022

Summer 2022

One position available.


Up to 28 hours/week, 8-10 weeks


$20.00 per hour

The Frick Collection strives to provide every employee and intern with the best work and learning experience and benefits of any museum workplace in New York City and an entry-level minimum wage that exceeds those offered by other institutions. We pride ourselves in promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture and on our support of diversity and work-life balance. The benefits offered by the Frick are unparalleled in the New York museum community. 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.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees and interns be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Internship Description

The Access intern assists with the public services and programs of the Frick Art Reference Library. In addition to participating in daily operations, the intern is expected to design and implement a public program and a specialized project as well as provide support for a project with interns from other departments within the Library.


The Access internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying information science, art history, or other related fields. International candidates must have eligibility to participate in paid internship placements in the United States as well as to receive an additional stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

The internship is generally eight to ten weeks, with activities carried out three to four days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with some weekend and evening hours required. Interns may work up to 28 hours/week.


In addition to hourly compensation and the aforementioned benefits, we provide an onboarding stipend of $1,500.00 to cover travel or other expenses to all interns who are engaged to work onsite 8-10 weeks.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

Part-time employees and interns accrue sick leave up to 56 hours/year in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.

Paid Holidays: part-time employees and interns receive paid time-off when they would normally be scheduled to work on holidays the museum is closed to the public. These include New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Retirement: The Frick supports all employees and interns in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b). 

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships and a discount on bike helmets. Interns are eligible to participate in these programs.

Metro Card: all interns will receive a monthly unlimited Metro Card for the month(s) they are working at The Frick.

Meal discount: When employees and interns are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub. All interns and employees are also eligible to receive a discount on selected food and beverage items purchased at Frick Madison’s café, Joe Coffee, during the café’s regular opening hours: Thursdays – Sundays.


Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.

The Frick has moved into its temporary home—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70 Street. We provide training on best practices for protecting oneself and the public during a pandemic.

Application Process and Timeline

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

Applications for the Summer 2022 Access Internship must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022.

Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in April 2022.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to, as follows:

Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.

Include the following in your cover letter

  • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how this internship would enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)

Send application packet to:

Access Internship
Subject Line: Access Internship Summer 2022

The Frick Collection
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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