Davis Museum Internship Programs:

Each summer, a select group of Wellesley College students joins the Davis staff for ten weeks of hands-on professional experience. This residential, paid, and highly competitive opportunity ensures that students earn marketable skills, gain broad exposure to museum operations, and acquire an overview of best museum policies and practices. The internship engages students with the collections and programs of one of the most active academic museums in the U.S. Through focused work in one or more of the Davis departments, interns may undertake research, collections care, curatorial planning, technology/social media support, and/or educational content development. Activities also include field-trips to museums and arts events, with opportunities to meet arts leaders throughout the region.

Click here to download the info sheet for the summer 2014 internship program

Additional opportunities offered by the Davis include the Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Internship, and the Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellowship at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, an exchange program between the Davis and the Musee du Louvre. Both are curatorial in focus, and are made available through an application process to recent Wellesley College graduates.

The Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellowship at the Musée du Louvre in Paris
The Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Internship/Wellesley College
Summer Internships at the Davis

Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellowship at the Musée du Louvre, Paris
An exchange program between the Davis and the Musée du Louvre allows a Wellesley student to work for four months as a research Fellow at the Louvre in Paris and a student from the Ecole du Louvre to work at the Davis. The position is available to graduating seniors. In addition to working at one of the world’s great museums, the Soriano Curatorial Fellow can attend courses and programs at the Ecole du Louvre.

Number of Positions: 1 (Only graduating seniors may apply)
Dates: Fall
Stipend: Intern will receive up to $8,000 that includes housing and food, plus round trip airfare to Paris and an allowance for travel and research expenses while in Paris.
Housing: To be arranged by intern
Prerequisites/
Qualifications:
Candidates must be fluent in French, demonstrate solid research skills, and possess a broad knowledge of the history of art.
Application deadline: January 8, 2014

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Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Internship/Wellesley College

Gain experience in the Davis Museum’s curatorial department. This intern works with one or more of the museum’s curators and is engaged in research, publications, collections management and exhibition development. Please note that this full-time eight-week internship may take place at any time during the academic year, but is not available during the summer.

Number of Positions: 1 (Only graduating seniors may apply)
Dates: Fall – 8 consecutive weeks
Stipend: $3,000
Housing: To be arranged by intern
Application deadline: January 8, 2014

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Funded by the Rebecca L. Tilles ’03 Davis Museum Endowed Internship Fund


The Summer Internship Program at the Davis
Each summer, students join the Davis Museum  staff on campus for ten weeks of hands-on professional experience in one of several departments at the museum. This is an opportunity for students to learn marketable skills, gain a broad exposure to museum operations, and acquire an overview of museum practices and policies. Internship activities also include travel to regional museums and arts events, and opportunities to meet some of the foremost leaders in the arts throughout the state and become involved with the collections and programs of one of the most active academic museums anywhere.

Interns work in one or more of the museum’s departments and are engaged in research, publications, collections management, exhibition development and design, and technology.

Please note that students who have previously participated in the Summer Internship Program at the Davis are not eligible for these positions, with the exception of the Internship Coordinator position.

Curatorial Interns: Research (4)
• Department: Curatorial Department

Curatorial Interns will assist members of the Davis’s Curatorial staff with exhibition-related tasks, potential acquisitions, and general curatorial responsibilities. They will conduct research and work on a variety of projects involving the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, including future planning, as well as undertake daily administrative duties. Some projects will overlap with other departments, enabling interns to gain broad exposure to all areas of museum operations.

Curatorial Intern: Interpretive Programming (1)

The Interpretive Programming intern will aid the Public and Interpretive Programs Specialist with researching and implementing both public and campus programs at the Davis. The IP intern will also receive training in museum education methods and theories, conduct program-related exhibition research, develop Student Guide training materials, and assist with daily administrative duties as needed. This position will work closely with the Curatorial Research Interns and some projects may overlap, enabling the intern to gain a broader understanding of curatorial and museum education work.

Collections Management Intern
• Department: Collections Management

The Collections Management Intern will aid the Collections Manager/Registrar in carrying out tasks related to the organization, documentation, and care of the Museum’s collection. The intern will manage and staff the Print Study Room; assist with cataloging, inventory, and photography of the collection; work with the Museum’s collections management database Mimsy XG; and be trained in art handling. This position offers a unique opportunity to work directly with the collection.

Technology and Social Media Intern
• Department: Curatorial Department

The Technology and Social Media Intern will work on a wide range of projects, which may include assisting with: content development for Davis projects such as museum podcasts, maintenance of the museum’s website and related content, evaluation of and work with the museum’s social media presence and other office activities. Some projects may overlap with other departments, enabling the intern to get a broad exposure to the many aspects of museums. Experience with Drupal and/or web development preferred, but not required.

Dates for all Internships: Summer, 10 weeks – dates TBA (35 hours per week)
Stipend: $3,000 ($3,500 for Internship Coordinator)
Housing: On-campus housing included
Application deadline: January 8, 2014

Click here to download the application for summer 2014

Funded by Wellesley College Friends of Art.


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