Events And Opportunities

Paid Summer 2014 Internship for Graduate Student at the Thomas J. Watson Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Thomas J. Watson Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking candidates to participate in the Museum’s Paid Summer Internship program. The intern will work with professional librarians on ongoing library workflows such as cataloging and processing incoming gifts and purchases, linking auction catalog records, and using Millennium and OCLC Connexion. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in departmental library projects and work with the Library's digitization team on in-house digitization projects.

MuSe: 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.

Eligibility: 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.