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Careers + Internships

Interested in working with us at The Wolf? We look for dynamic, creative individuals to join our team.

Internships

Wolfsonian interns build their skills as aspiring arts professionals through hands-on training and exposure to a wide variety of museum operations and practices. The internship experience includes project-based assignments in specialized departments, mentorship opportunities, and access to enrichment activities such as career roundtables, off-site collection tours, and cover letter and resume writing workshops.

Beginning in 2023, all positions will be paid through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Our 3-year, $250,000 IMLS Museums Empowered grant opens pathways to museum careers by equipping students with the resources and support they need to succeed in the arts.

Internships follow the school semester calendar, require a commitment of 10–20 hours per week (between normal business hours, Monday–Friday), and are completed on-site unless otherwise noted. The Wolfsonian is happy to meet specific university requirements so that interns can receive course credit, however this must be arranged through the student's advisor or program head; options and opportunities vary by unit.

SPRING: January–April | application deadline: October 16
SUMMER: May–July | application deadline: March 20
FALL: August–December | application deadline: July 7

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  • Spring 2023 Internship Positions

    Collections + Registration Intern | Job code 527869
    Working with the museum's Collections and Registration departments—core teams entrusted with safeguarding the institution's collection, which ranges from paintings and sculpture to furniture and works on paper—the Collections + Registration Intern will assist staff with projects related to collections care and records for new acquisitions. Tasks will include object cataloging and data entry, performing condition reports, building storage housing for 3D objects, and helping with general storage organization, with additional emphasis on environmental monitoring and integrated pest management.

    Curatorial Intern | Job code 527879
    Instructing students in all aspects of curatorial work—from preparing exhibitions to conducting research on The Wolfsonian's vast art collection and library holdings—this position increases awareness of museum practices, fosters analytical and close-looking skills, and enhances appreciation of material culture studies. One central project will be supporting the Curatorial team on developing an exhibition on modern jewelry, primarily through: object research online and in the Wolfsonian and Steven and Dorothea Green libraries; contacting scholars throughout the field; checklist writing and proofing; confirming tombstone data; and assisting in preparing exhibition labels.

    Education + Outreach Intern | Job code 527880
    The Education + Outreach Intern will assist museum staff with producing interpretive materials, planning and facilitating K–12 and public programs, and engaging with faculty, students, families, and other community members. Tasks will include helping to plan lecture series, supporting classroom outreach programs, and assembling targeted contact lists.

    Graphic Design Intern | Job code 527878
    The Graphic Design Intern will learn about and produce wide-ranging exhibition and installation graphics, printed materials, and online promos. The ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in graphic design or a related field, is proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), and possesses excellent communication and time management skills. A link to an online portfolio or PDF of graphic design samples is required.

    Library Intern | Job code 527872
    The Library Intern will receive training and practical experience in caring for, documenting, and preserving rare books and ephemera; become familiar with the responsibilities and roles of librarians and archivists; and learn best practices in evaluating primary resource materials such as books, photographs, illustrations, and other visual materials. Tasks will include accessioning and cataloging new and backlogged materials, creating archival enclosures for fragile items, and researching and writing about a library item or topic. Other possible assignments: assisting with exhibition activities, processing archives, helping with inventory, or cleaning up metadata.

    Museum Studies Intern | Job code 527881
    Exposed to a variety of museum projects and careers and mentored by more than one department, the Museum Studies Intern will get to know the ins and outs of the museum's machinery and learn how Wolfsonian staff collaborate together. This position is best suited to proactive students who enjoy taking on new and diverse challenges.