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2011 Summer Internships: Curatorial Photography

If the recent BPH blog on Marville was of interest to you, you're in luck!

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC) has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head.

Curatorial: Photography
The intern will assist in the research and organization for an exhibition on the 19th-century French photographer Charles Marville. He or she will aid in producing the catalogue and organizing the exhibition. Tasks include fact-checking, editing, and conducting research for a comprehensive chronology as well as maintaining object lists, researching individual objects, and helping to coordinate loans for the exhibition. The intern will participate in the daily functions of the department, including research on the permanent collection. Current advanced art history, 19th-century French studies, or French history graduate students and 2011 graduates of such programs are invited to apply. Knowledge or coursework in the history of 19th-century photography is preferred. Advanced reading knowledge of French is required.

Eligibility varies according to internship. Several opportunities are geared to undergraduates graduating in May 2011. The majority of slots are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May 2011 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 are in residence at the Gallery from June 13 to August 12, 2011. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

January 6, 2011
Deadline for application packets. Send one original and five copies of the application form, six copies of your full résumé or CV, and one copy of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended to our mailing address. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
January 14, 2011
Semifinalists will be notified of their status and asked to submit additional materials by January 21, 2011. Semifinalists will be asked to send a writing sample (approximately 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images) to our e-mail address. Recommenders listed on the application form will be contacted directly by the Gallery's academic programs staff.
January 21, 2011
Deadline for recommendations and the writing sample.
March 11, 2011
Finalists will be selected.

Full details can be found here. GOOD LUCK!

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