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Prints and Drawings Summer Internship

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis

Position Summary -------
The Department of Prints and Drawings is pleased to offer a paid internship position for Summer 2018. Every intern receives trainng related to identifying print and drawing techniques, the care and handling of works on paper, collection database software, object-based research, and museum policy issues such as ethics and security. Interns will ahve the opportunity to work closely with curators and conservators both on individual research projects and in teh context of the regular operation of the study room.


Upper-level undergraduate or graduate student with a major in art history or studio art. Must have completed two or more years of college-level coursework in art history and/or studio art.
Relevant experience with works on paper, art history research, and collection management. Excellent writing skills and one or more foreign languages preferred (especially French, Spanish, Italian or German)

Intern Information

Must be willing and able to commit to 4 full working days per week for the length of the summer term (approx. 10 weeks). Pay rate is hourly at $12/hour. Must be able to attend 2 scheduled orientation/training days.

How to Apply:
Please apply online AND send a cover letter and resume, including relevant work experience and course work by March 31, 2018 to:

Kate Howell
Coordinator for the Department of Prints and Drawings Intern Program


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