Internship Opportunity

Paid Summer 2016 Internship for Graduate Student – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives
 
Met Archives
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives holdings are primarily textual documents related to the Met’s institutional history, collection, and past exhibitions, dating from 1870 through the twentieth century. The intern’s responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.
 
MuSe
Join a vibrant community of students at The Met this summer!  The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid summer and long-term internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met’s many departments. In addition to developing skills through internship projects within museum departments, interns participate in a weekly seminar series and interact directly with the Museum’s visitors by leading public tours in the galleries.
 
Eligibility
This internship is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a master’s program or who have graduated from a master’s programwithin one year of the application deadline. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for one of several Museum Fellowships. The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.
 
 
DEADLINE: January 31, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (EST)Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline. 
 
For further information regarding The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status, and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
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