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Careers + Internships

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

Jobs

To view and apply for current paid positions, visit FIU Job Search.

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.

All undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students are eligible to apply. The Wolfsonian is happy to meet specific university requirements so interns can receive course credit for their work, but please keep in mind that internships are unpaid and we are not able to provide housing. Wolfsonian internships follow the school semester calendar:

SPRING: January–April (application deadline: November 1)
SUMMER: May–August (application deadline: March 15)
FALL: August–December (application deadline: July 1)

Interns must be able to work a full semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week within normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Exact schedules will be determined with department supervisors.

  • Internship Application Procedure

    To apply for an unpaid internship, submit the following materials to internship@thewolf.fiu.edu. Select candidates will be contacted for an in-person, Skype, or telephone interview.

    • Internship Application Form
    • Cover letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Two letters of academic or professional recommendation
    • List of relevant coursework
  • Internship Application Form
  • Available Internships

    Curatorial

    Curatorial interns help prepare exhibitions, engage in primary research through the museum’s art collection and vast library of rare books, and take on writing projects. A placement with the curatorial team increases awareness of museum practices, fosters development of analytical skills, and enhances appreciation of material culture studies.

    Education + Visitor Experience

    The Wolfsonian's education department organizes group tours as well as public programs for adults (talks, performances, workshops), families (Discovering Design Free Family Days, film screenings), and K–12 students (Zines for Progress). Educational interns also assist with aspects of the museum relating to the visitor experience, including the development of interpretive materials such as gallery and audio guides.

    Library

    Library interns gain an academic understanding of the principals of information organization for rare books, special collections, and archives. Working under the supervision of The Wolfsonian's librarians, interns learn to create metadata for primary resource materials; input data into web-based software; apply best practices for evaluating postcards, advertisements, brochures, and other ephemeral materials; and assemble archival enclosures for preservation purposes. Interns are also tutored in the principals of rare book and copy cataloging, and provide supervised support for digital projects and library installations.

    Registration

    The Wolfsonian registration department is responsible for implementing policies and procedures related to the care, preservation, and documentation of the museum’s diverse object collection, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, posters, drawings, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware, metalwork, clocks, and machines. Interns assist staff with inventory, cataloging, object location tracking, housing, packing, environmental monitoring, integrated pest control, and rights and reproduction requests. They are familiarized with the museum’s collections management system’s Re:Discovery database, and trained in basic object handing and the day-to-day responsibilities of a museum registrar.