Studio Institute

Brooklyn Museum Digital Art Lab Intern

Brooklyn Museum -- Digital Collections Intern

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

The intern will have two projects with time allotted for both each week:
1) Work on an ongoing copyright research and organization project which will involve: contacting artists with work in our collection and/or in upcoming exhibitions to obtain non-exclusive licenses or other permissions to feature artwork in museum projects and promotions; researching artists to determine who holds copyright to their work if not immediately known; scanning existing licenses for digital archiving; organizing and condensing analog licenses and permission files from previous exhibitions.

2) Image processing and organization: learning how to create metadata and assist with loading new images into the museum’s digital asset management system NetX; tag candid and event photography images on NetX for easier searches.

These projects will provide the opportunity to learn about copyright and intellectual property rights, researching artists and collections, and how metadata works within image collections. Some of the museum’s non-exclusive licenses only exist in analog form; scanning and archiving copies will allow for more speedy research, as well as provide a copy for security reasons. Tags are a helpful way to search for images within a large collection. This project will assist with a considerable backlog as we continue to ingest more public programming and exhibition event images into NetX.

Skills: The intern will be communicating with artists, galleries, and Estates and should feel comfortable doing so. Organizational skills and attention to detail are important when organizing files and when loading metatdata into the DAMS.

Projects Include:
- Work on a research and digital archiving project
- Create metadata for objects in the BK Museum’s collection

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 New York City, or live in New York City. 

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 Melissa Chase at