Studio Institute Boston: Summer Internship Program
The Studio Institute Arts Intern program’s driving goal is to match skilled college students with paid internships in museums and organizations. These internships are crafted to provide interns with meaningful tasks and responsibilities that make them an active part of the departments and organizations that host them, resulting in valuable career experiences. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. The List Center is pleased to host two internships as part of this program.
Application Deadline: April 30 (applications are reviewed as they are received, so we recommend applying ASAP before your preferred position is filled)
Learn more here.
Curatorial Research Intern
Working closely with the List Center curatorial team, the intern will conduct research on the art and architecture in MIT’s public art collection, and on artworks in the student lending collection (SLAP). Working between the List Center’s library and institutional archives, as well as MIT’s broader library system, the intern will compile and present their research to List Center curators, for inclusion in new scholarship around MIT’s collections. Through focused research in the collection archives and records, the intern will assist the curatorial team in the selection of group of work to be featured in the List Center’s annual SLAP exhibition. This research will inform didactic materials presented on the List Center’s website and within the exhibition galleries.
In addition to this significant collections research project, the Research Intern will assist List Center curators with exhibition related tasks including compiling artist research and exhibition checklists, developing power point presentations, checking image credit information, etc.
The position requires an excellent researcher, who is familiar with contemporary art and recent art history. The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in art history or curating In addition to a sharp attention to detail and some experience with library and archival research, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work independently, and a professional approach to receiving direction from colleagues.
Working closely with the Communications Coordinator, the List’s Marketing and Development Associate, and the Campus and Public Program Manager – the intern will assist with developing, implementing, and supporting a wide variety of programs, archival research, and communication strategies to support student outreach related to the Student Lending Art program.
Responsibilities include: Designing posters, announcement cards, brochures, and signage; organizing and assisting in managing archive of exhibition and program related images for press and website; assisting with public program planning for September events related to Student Lending Art Program including: our Annual Arts on the Radar event that is presented in partnership with such MIT departments as Art Culture and Technology, Music and Theater Arts, and Office of the Arts at MIT. The intern will also compile survey and other evaluative information for the Student Archive of Experiences related to students borrowing work from the List Center Collection. In addition, candidates will work closely with the List Center’s Marketing and Development Associate in creating digital media content for social media, newsletters, and our website surrounding our exhibition and public programming efforts.
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in art museums, student programming, graphic design and communications.
Experience with Photoshop and knowledge of lnDesign and Adobe Creative Suite software is required.