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Indianapolis Museum of Art Scholar Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Scholar Program is offered each year to a small number of graduate internship applicants. This internship is generally granted to candidates who are in active pursuit of future careers in the fields of curatorial research, historic preservation (Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens and Miller House & Garden), or conservation. Applicants pursuing careers in other aspects of art museum practice may be considered for the IMA Scholar Program depending upon the strength of their qualifications and the availability of projects related to current IMA initiatives.

IMA Scholar Program positions offer a small stipend based on available funding.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.


Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Interns work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Typically, more students participate in summer than in the fall and spring terms. Summer interns participate in regularly scheduled programming designed to provide a broader understanding of museum operations and practices. IMA Internships are offered in various departments with availability depending on departmental requests. For more information, please read our department descriptions.

IMA Internship Program positions are currently unpaid.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.


Conservation Technician Position

The Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans is seeking qualified individuals to perform general conservation treatment and perform condition surveys of archival collection materials.  This is a technical position following well established national conservation guidelines to evaluate the condition of archival materials and perform repair and preservation techniques to stabilize materials. 

Kress Fellowship in Upholstery Conservation-Peebles Island Resource Center

The New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, is pleased to offer a 12-week Kress Conservation Fellowship (to complete an unfinished Kress Fellowship) in upholstery conservation.  The focus of the Fellowship will be to examine, research, document, and treat a set of early 19th century chairs from Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site that now have modern upholstery and fabric.

Villanova University - Paintings Conservation Internship

 Villanova University is pleased to offer two conservation pre-program internships in paintings conservation for Summer 2014 for qualified students who are applying for a Masters-level degree in conservation. The project involves the on-site treatment of a large scale 17th-century oil on canvas and began in September 2013 with a proposed project end date of September 2015. The Summer 2014 Internship is for 2-3 months only and non-renewable beyond August 15, 2014. The other Internship Position will begin this coming summer with the possible option for renewal.  The applicants will be expected to engage with the general pubic and should be comfortable with leading and organizing tours after proper instruction. Payment is commensurate with experience and hours/dates are flexible.

  • Interns will work a 10-15 hour work week, with flexible work scheduling; beginning and ending dates are also flexible; total of 30 work days per pay period.


  • Major responsibilities will include aesthetic treatment of the painting: applying/leveling/texturing fills and toning areas of loss.

Please refer to the links above for further information regarding the application process.

Shelburne Museum late summer/early fall internship

The Shelburne Museum is offering two internships in the conservation treatment of polychrome sculpture. The intern will document and treat a carousel horse made by the Gustav Dentzel factory over the course of 8 weeks.

This project would be appropriate for an advanced pre-program student working towards gaining admission to a graduate-level conservation program who has some prior experience with cleaning painted surfaces. In return for undertaking this challenging internship nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, we will provide a stipend of $1750 for 8 weeks and a private room in a house owned by the museum. The house is located in a rural area approximately 2 miles from the museum. It is recommended that the intern have their own vehicle while here.

The project would begin on or around August 18, 2014 and would run through about October 10, 2014.

Conservation Science Fellow at The Walters Art Museum

Conservation Science Fellow

The Walters Art Museum, known for its wide-ranging art collections and scholarship in studying and analyzing works of art, is seeking an individual for a full-time 12 week conservation science fellowship in its Division of Conservation and Technical Research. Reporting to the Conservation Scientist, the incumbent will have responsibility for assisting with current scientific analytical projects focused on developing the understanding of the Walters collection and performing other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will be expected to work in the museum’s conservation science laboratory from 9am until 5pm Monday-Friday beginning June 2 and ending August 29, 2014. 

The individual will receive a stipend of $9,600 for the 12-week period.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship to include your analytical background, a curriculum vitae or résumé and the names of two references that can be telephoned to   

Deadline for applications is April 25, 2014.


Museum Collections Internship Kamm Teapot Foundation

Museum Collections Internship, Kamm Teapot Foundation

Kamm Teapot Foundation, 115 Atwood St., Sparta, NC 28675 (336) 372-6300;

contact: Mary Douglas

Schedule: Summer internship is a 40 hrs/wk for 8-12 weeks. Stipend of $10/hr, transportation and housing costs are the Intern’s responsibility.

Project: Intern will assist curator with various aspects of inventorying and cataloging this collection. The primary task is to populate the collections database (using TMS) from paper and digital records. This internship will provide a broad range of collections management experience, including art handling, record keeping, digital imaging and preservation practices.

Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center Internship

Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center Internship

Currently, we are in need of someone familiar (or a quick study) with Past Perfect 5 inventory program to assist in data entry.

Possible opportunity also to work with our curator in expanding our educational signage program.  We currently have multiple signs in 2 county parks and on our own grounds.

Send resume to

Barbara White


New York Public Library Curatorial Internship

New York Public Library Curatorial Internship

The Print department has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in gaining hands-on experience cataloging the Library’s extensive print holdings in TMS (the Library’s collections management database). This is a paid internship funded by International Fine Print Dealers Association. Interns are expected to work 3-4 days per week. 

The Summer Internship will run from June- August (Dates are flexible) for a total of 8 weeks.

Application Deadline- April 21,2014 

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