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Paid Summer 2014 Internship for Graduate Student – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

The intern’s responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance, 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.

The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare interns to lead gallery talks and tours. Graduate interns attend mandatory full-day MuSe sessions for the first week of the program, and then each Monday throughout the rest of the summer.

This internship is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a master’s program or who have graduated from a master’s program within one year of the application deadline. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for one of several Museum Fellowships.

Dates and Compensation
June 2–August 8, 2014
Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week
Compensation: approximately $4,000 ($11.42/hour, less applicable taxes and deductions)

Application deadline: January 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

For further information and to complete an online application visit

For further information regarding The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit

<p>The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns…
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