Nancy Horton Bartels Academic-Year Internships

The Nancy Horton Bartels Academic-Year Internships provide opportunities for Yale undergraduate students to participate in departmental projects at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

About the Internships

The Nancy Horton Bartels Academic-Year Internships are offered annually and are funded by an endowment established in 2005 by Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels. The internships aim to familiarize students with the operations of museums and curatorial departments. Interns work for ten hours per week for two consecutive terms and receive an hourly stipend. Internships focus on specific projects proposed by departments at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

Eligibility and Requirements

Internships will be awarded to students who demonstrate superior performance in their respective fields. Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter describing the relevance of the internship to your larger goals
  • An unofficial transcript of your undergraduate record
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly by your references)

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Project Descriptions

Yale University Art Gallery

Department of African Art Intern

The Department of African Art seeks an intern to assist with preparations for a special exhibition. Working with James Green, the Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Assistant Curator of African Art, the intern will be involved in all steps of exhibition development, with a focus on researching objects in the Gallery’s collection, as well as related works in public and private international collections of African art. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a museum career, the ability to work independently, and a strict attention to detail. A background in art history, African studies, or a related field is desired.

Programs Department Intern

The Programs Department seeks an intern to help research, implement, and evaluate programming related to the history of women at Yale University. From September 2019 through the fall of 2020, the University will commemorate 50 years of coeducation at Yale College, and 150 years since the admission of women to the Yale School of Art, through a series of campus-wide initiatives, including an exhibition at the Gallery. Working with Molleen Theodore, Associate Curator of Programs, the intern will assist with the development of programs in a variety of formats to connect these initiatives with the Gallery’s many audiences. Applicants should have an interest in art, history, and public engagement, as well as the ability to work independently, communicate effectively, coordinate logistics, and maintain attention to detail. A background in art history, studio art, and/or women and gender studies is desired.

Yale Center for British Art

Internships

For a full list of the Center’s 2019–20 project offerings, visit the Yale Center for British Art website.

Successful applicants will be contacted prior to Spring Break and may be called for an interview. Should you not be selected for your preferred internship project, you may be contacted regarding other internship possibilities. Selected candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening, and all offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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