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The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) offers individuals of special talent unique hands-on training opportunities through an array of dynamic internship offerings.

CPW Interns gain direct experience in a professional environment that is artist-centered and dedicated to advancing the voices of emerging photographers. CPW serves as bridge to resources, community, and opportunities.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest and experience in photography and the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW projects, and their openness to gain meaningful experience from the program. College credit may be arranged (see below). Year-round opportunities are available as well.

Each internship is crafted to meet the individual participant’s educational aspirations and expose them to a wide range of activities within the opportunity’s focus.

Interns must live in (or relocate) to Woodstock or within the Hudson Valley / Catskill Region for the duration of the internship. Working, reliable independent transportation is recommended, as these internships include both on and off site work.


More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/02995852-7c90-4a3a-b950-3983664233da

Internship Opportunity: Library Intern, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Library Intern 2016 – Artist Files Initiative
This unpaid internship opportunity is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program wishing to experience working in an art library through this summer internship.
Project Goal
Work with staff liaisons to continue work organizing a collection of artist file materials in preparation for cataloging, integrating this collection into the Spencer Art Reference Library, so that these unique resources will be accessible to researchers.
The Artists’ File Initiative is a library project documenting the careers of visual artists contributing to Kansas City’s creative community.
The artists’ files are an important resource used by scholars, artists, artwork owners and anyone interested in learning more about the thriving arts community in this region.  Each unique file is co-curated with an art librarian and may include a variety of information ranging from gallery announcements, artist statements, exhibitions reviews and resumes. In addition to these artist files that library also has a large number of materials donated as sets for the Artist File Initiative.  They will need to be physically processed, repackaged, labeled and filed.
Primary Staff Partners
Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference Librarian, Spencer Art Reference Library
Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Spencer Art Reference Library
Preferred Schedule
Summer 2016
Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm
  • Successful intern will be interested in learning about art libraries and their role supporting scholarship in the museum and in the community
  • Enjoy detailed work
  • Although reviewing materials in this collection may be repetitive, each item requires special consideration. The ideal intern will enjoy precise work that requires both personal judgment and close collaboration with library staff.
  • Intern will need to be able to work within an Excel spreadsheet
  • Basic computer skills necessary
  • Seek guidance as necessary
Physical Requirements
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Lift books and push book carts
  • Walk to and from shelving, computers and printer in library’s processing area

More information and application: http://www.nelson-atkins.org/get-involved/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7886f852affea40152b255a7150aad&gns=Indeed

Fellowship Opportunity: Resident Fellow, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC


The Johnson Collection is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student in library science (preferably with an emphasis on American art or history) to fill a fellowship for the summer of 2016. Applicants for this position should have a strong familiarity with cataloging systems and be self-disciplined. This eight-week program includes housing on a local college campus and a $2,400 stipend for the selected fellow.

This fellowship centers on the collection’s library holdings of over 5,000 volumes. TJC’s library is a premier resource on Southern and American art and history. In addition to books, the repository includes vertical files, art periodicals, and artist papers. The collection is pleased to share these resources with museums and scholars. An online catalog of our holdings is available on the web at http://t95018.eos-intl.net/T95018/OPAC/Index.aspx. The selected fellow will be responsible for evaluating and organizing the current library holdings’ cataloging system. Projects may include database cleanup, re-cataloging, archival work, as well as providing training for TJC staff.

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information, please visit our website: http://thejohnsoncollection.org/.

30 hours per week over a period of eight weeks between June -August, 2016 (precise dates to be determined with appointed fellow; collection will be flexible). Desk space and computer access will be provided, as well as support from the collection’s staff. No prior specialization in Southern art is required.

Please submit cover letter of interest, brief CV/résumé, and contact information for two references to Sarah Tignor, Collection Manager and Registrar, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or by mail, P.O. Box 3524, Spartanburg, SC 29304. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Internship Opportunity: Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC


Join a vibrant community of students at The Met this summer!  The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid summer and long-term internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met’s many departments. In addition to developing skills through internship projects within museum departments, interns participate in a weekly seminar series and interact directly with the Museum’s visitors by leading public tours in the galleries.

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

The Thomas J. Watson Library is the primary research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It has a collection of nearly one million volumes, extensive electronic resources and growing digital collections.  For further information regarding The Thomas J. Watson Library, visit http://libmma.org/portal/category/about-watson-library/. The intern will work with professional librarians on ongoing library workflows and special projects. Potential projects in Watson Library include:

  • Working on stacks management for expanding our special collections; evaluating and processing research materials for relocation to offsite storage
  • Evaluating and researching folios in our circulating collection for scarcity and condition, for possible inclusion in our special collections
  • Examining and creating a workflow for enhancing our legacy artist files
  • Taking part in cutting-edge technical services workflows, working in OCLC Connexion Client and Innovative Interfaces new Sierra platform, which the library will be adopting this spring
  • Copy-cataloging a significant gift of contemporary art exhibition catalogs from the Museum of Modern Art
  • Reclassing departmental libraries according to Library of Congress Classification
  • Exposure to other areas of library work whenever possible, according to interest and aptitude

Dates: June 6-August 12, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students/muse-internship-program

DEADLINE: January 31, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status, and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Internship Opportunity: Junior Fellow Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, DC

For a full list of projects and their descriptions, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

Program Overview

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets. No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge is usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. Applications for the 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will be available December 7, 2015 through January 22, 2016 at the following web link:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100

Program Focus

The focus of the program is to increase access to special, legal and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the Library’s services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. Fellows encourage the use of collections and services − ensuring that the Library of Congress is known as a living, dynamic center for scholarly work and connections. Program participants inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research collections in varied formats, as well as assist in digital library initiatives. Upon completion of their assignments, fellows work closely with Library curators and specialists to plan and present a display of their most significant discoveries and accomplishments. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. A gift from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman emeritus of the Library’s James Madison Council private-sector advisory group, established the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund, which will bring outstanding talent to the Library to benefit from first-hand interactions with its unparalleled collections, experts and programs and train future leaders for the information age. The goal of the fund is to energize innovation and creativity across all sectors by providing access to an expanding universe of information that is reliable and authentic.

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Applicants must be U. S. citizens, currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate levels, or have graduated no earlier than spring 2016 from an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must be a first time intern with the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. Program participants from previous years are not eligible to reapply.


The 2016 summer fellowships begin May 31, 2016 and end August 5, 2016. Fellows work full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and receive a taxable income of $300.00 per week.

Fellows are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker’s compensation laws and eligible for a Transit Benefits Program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Railway Express, MARC commuter trains, county and commercial buses, and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

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Application Process

Applications for the 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will be accepted athttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423248100 starting December 7, 2015 through January 22, 2016.

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Application Deadline

All applications (and supporting documents) must be received by the deadline January 22, 2016, 11:59 PM. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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Selection Process

Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on materials submitted. After completion of the selection process those selected will be provided with detailed information on reporting for their fellowship.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.