Students and Grads Work on Museum Internships

June 26, 2012

Students Earn Chance to Learn Professional Museum Work

a pair of students studies a print, while three in the background discuss another piece

Each summer, a select group of Wellesley College students joins the Davis staff for 10 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. Through focused work in one or more of the Davis departments, interns 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. According to Davis Museum Executive Director Lisa Fischman, “The candidate pool was especially competitive this year, with finalists selected from more than 65 applicants.”

2012 Summer Interns

Kristina Bracero ’14, internship coordinator
Art history and classical civilizations double major

Camila Connolly ’13, museum resources intern
Spanish and history double major

Michaela Haffner ’14, curatorial intern
Art history major

Sarah Heveron-Smith ’12, Technology Intern
Art studio major

Darcy Kupferschmidt ’12, curatorial intern
Japanese language and literature and art history double major

Claire McRee ’12, curatorial intern
History major with minor in art history

Quinn Refer ’14, curatorial intern
Art history major

Shannon Smith ’13, collection's care and management intern
Art studio and women's studies double major

In addition, recent graduates fill two other named positions that run beyond or after the summer.

Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellowship at the Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jenny Harris ’12
Art history major

This unique exchange program coordinated among the Davis Museum, the Musée du Louvre, and the Ecole du Louvre honors a recent Wellesley College graduate with the extraordinary opportunity to work for four months as a curatorial research Fellow at the Louvre in Paris and, reciprocally, a Masters-level student from the Ecole du Louvre to work in the curatorial department at the Davis. This Fellowship supports travel and housing as well as provides a stipend for the tenure period. To further enhance what former Fellows describe as a transformational experience, the Soriano Curatorial Fellows may attend courses and programs at the Ecole du Louvre; or,  may audit courses and participate in programs on the Wellesley campus.

The Eleanor P. Delorme Museum Internship, Fall 2012

Claire McRee ’12
History major with minor in art history

The Eleanor P. DeLorme Intern, a recent Wellesley College graduate, is provided a stipend for full-time work over the course of an eight-week appointment. Engaged closely with the Davis curatorial department, the DeLorme Intern focuses on research, publications, collections management, and exhibition development.




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