Summer Internship in the Curatorial Division – Contemporary Art after 1950

Summer Internship in the Curatorial Division – Contemporary Art after 1950

The Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the leading art museums in the U.S., is seeking applicants for the positions of unpaid interns for summer 2018.  The quality and comprehensive nature of its collections, the excellence of its staff, its library and its facilities, make the DIA an ideal environment for introducing a student to the world of museums and non-profit organizations.

While the DIA’s internship program does not provide a stipend, arrangements may be made for academic credit in coordination with the student’s sponsoring school. The intern will be expected to work for a minimum of 21 hours per week for at least ten (10) weeks.

This year we are seeking a candidate interested in researching the permanent collection of the department of Contemporary Art after 1950 (one position).

Preference will be given to Art History graduate students and Art History majors who have completed their junior year. Reading knowledge of at least one European language (besides English) is desirable.  

Applications must include

  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s knowledge of researching contemporary art
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample (preferably a paper from an art history course on contemporary art)
  • The name and phone number for at least one (1) instructor who would be able to provide a recommendation

Please forward complete applications to curators@dia.org

Deadline: April 2, 2018