Studio Institute

Adult Education Intern

Barnes Foundation -- Adult Program Education Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a detail orientated intern to research and update the catalogue data of paintings, sculpture, and other artwork mentioned or illustrated in essays written by Violette de Mazia and published in the Journal of the Barnes Foundation and Vistas. The intern will research, collect, document, and organize high quality images of the artwork. The images will be used in courses taught at the Barnes Foundation which are based on the tenets of John Dewey's philosophy and use an objective method of investigation applied to the study of art. This project will improve the intern's research and cataloging skills.

The project will be organized so that the intern will first familiarize her/himself with the material and the scope of the project. Intern will be required to search both internal image databases for works within the Foundation collection and record and combine images with identifying information, as well as search other on-line collection databases for works outside the collection. Some of this will require tracking down works that have moved since the essay was written. Visual comparisons will help assure the image is correct. Where there is no image the textual description will be a guide - this would require close oversight and consideration. Timeline benchmarks will be measured by the completion of research of chapters and essays. Once located the images and any new, relevant information will be organized in a template for use by students in the Barnes Foundation's adult education program.

In addition, the intern will help the adult education team compile and record student demographic data. The intern will also help with the preparation and installation of a small special exhibition of works on paper.

Projects Include:
- Research and update the Barnes Foundation catalogue’s information on Voilette de Mazia
- Utilize independent study skills to enhance the body of knowledge at the Barnes Foundation
- Develop an understanding of the education approach of the Barnes Foundation history of the Barnes Foundation and a familiarity with its collection and gain practical hands-on experience preparing a small exhibition.

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia. 

3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to William Perthes at