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2018–2019 Graduate Curatorial Internships, National Gallery of Art

Graduate Curatorial Internships at the National Gallery of Art provide in-depth training for advanced PhD students and recent PhD recipients interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Interns work with curators on permanent collection and exhibition projects and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. The duties and responsibilities are comparable to those of curatorial assistants.

Eligibility is limited to doctoral students who are in the advanced stage of their dissertations and to recent PhD recipients (dissertations must have been filed no earlier than September 2016). Neither previous museum experience nor a stated goal of a museum career is required. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Graduate Curatorial Interns are in residence at the Gallery from September 10, 2018, to May 10, 2019, and work full time. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $30,000 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.

Curatorial: Department of Old Master Prints and Drawings ------------------------------------------------------------------------

The intern will assist and gain experience in the many and varied curatorial aspects associated with a large and very active collection of European prints and drawings dating from 1500 through the early twentieth century. The intern will not only assist in the pulling and returning of works of art for visitors (supervising them when necessary), but also will initiate public talks and teach occasional classes in an area of interest. The intern will assist with creating individual records on TMS, the Gallery’s content management system, for old master prints and drawings in albums and portfolios. The intern will be assigned a special project to produce a web feature and/or small exhibition featuring the Gallery’s Hoefnagel 'Four Elements' albums.

A demonstrated interest in the history of prints and drawings, an understanding of their techniques, and a good reading knowledge of a European language, preferably German, French, or Dutch, are required; a reading knowledge of a second European language is desirable. Current advanced graduate students in art history or 2018 graduates of such programs are invited to apply.

Relevant research areas: North America, Baroque, Engraving

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