Studio Institute

Barnes Image Research Intern

Barnes Foundation -- School Programs 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 the appendix of The Art in Painting written by Albert Barnes and the 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. If time allows, a similar project would be started on Barnes and de Mazia’s The Art of Paul Cézanne. 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 – The Art in Painting and de Mazia essays – 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 online collection databases for works outside the collection. Some of this will require tracking down works that have moved since the essay or chapter 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. 

Projects Include:
- Research and analyze works from The Art in Painting by Albert Barnes
- Research the image collection, and work with supervisor to learn how image collection and research happens at the Barnes
- Create a researched document that uses images from throughout the Barnes' collection and enhances knowledge of the collection

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 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 2018 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, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

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