2016 Summer Diversity Internship Program Now Accepting Student Applications

March 22, 2016

Deadline to submit applications is April 8

Student applications are now open for ArtTable’s 2016 Summer Diversity Internship Program. This summer, ArtTable is sponsoring interns across the country, including placements at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina, The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These positions are made possible thanks to funding from the Kress Foundation and from ArtTable Members Lila Harnett and Catherine Hannah Behrend.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Female students who are enrolled in a graduate program
  • From a racial/cultural/ethnic background underrepresented in the field
  • Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions
  • Either a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

Please forward this information to interns, students, and other young women you know who are entering the field. You can direct them them to the program webpage here. The deadline for students to submit applications is April 8, 2016.

INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS: $3,000 stipend | Professional and career development | Work with established leaders | One-on-one mentoring | Access to ArtTable’s dynamic network of arts professionals | Variety of internship placements

“The most rewarding aspect of this internship was working hands on and the one-on-one attention I received from my mentor. This internship provided a clear framework that challenged me but also prepared me in a role of a curator.” -Ashley Dehoyos, 2015 Intern at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Since 2000, ArtTable has conducted its Summer Diversity Internship Program, a program that addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. Through internship placements across the country, graduate students from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field are aided in their transition from academic to professional careers. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members and museum staff, interns have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities. They form connections and relationships that can give them a head start into career advancement and success.

Questions? Please contact ArtTable at programs@arttable.org or give us a call at 212-343-1735.