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2019 Graduate Summer Internships, National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C.

Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2019, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2019 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Summer interns will be in residence at the Gallery from June 3 to August 2, 2019. Interns must be available for the entire nine weeks, 40 hours per week.
Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 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.

Print related internships listed, among others include:
"Library: Rare Prints Project"
The intern will assist with researching and cataloging the Library’s collection of “reproductive” chalcographic prints from the Chalcographie du Louvre (1797–present), the Calcografia di Roma (1738–present), the International Chalcographical Society (1886–1892), and the Arundel Society (1848–1897). The prints represent a variety of techniques, including etching, engraving, aquatint, chromolithographs, and photogravures, and depict works largely by 17th- to 19th-century Italian and French painters. Many of the prints were pulled in the early 20th century from 17th- to 19th-century plates, and represent work from some of the best-known engravers of their time. Current graduate students interested in the history of printmaking (particularly 19th-century printmaking practices/institutions) or European art history (17th–19th century) are eligible to apply. Basic knowledge of Italian and French is required. Candidates should also have an understanding of printmaking techniques and materials as well as familiarity with museum registration or archival procedures and methods.

"Publishing Office: Mark Rothko, Works on Paper"
The intern will assist with the forthcoming online catalogue raisonné of Mark Rothko’s works on paper, which includes more than 2,600 objects. Duties may include conducting research on thematic topics (history of display of Rothko’s and his contemporaries’ works on paper, court proceedings over the distribution of Rothko’s estate); conducting provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic research for individual works; assembling data for a robust biographical chronology; drafting brief texts on individual exhibitions; assisting with tasks related to the production of the catalogue (fact checking, editing, and researching content submitted by in-house and outside contributors). Applicants should have specialized knowledge or coursework in 20th-century American art. Familiarity with FileMaker Pro is desirable.

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