Studio Institute

Education Intern

The Frick Collection -- Education Intern

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

The Intern's project will be closely linked to the special exhibition Canova's George Washington, on view from May 13 through September 23, 2018. During the initial phase of the project, the intern will conduct independent research on selected objects from this exhibition, in order to develop a gallery talk. This talk will be delivered to the public several times a week during the month of July, augmenting the Frick's summer program offerings. Throughout this process the intern will participate in group discussions about the content of their talk; submit several drafts for revision and feedback; and practice presenting the talk with members of the department. This is an excellent opportunity for the intern to develop and implement research, writing, and public speaking skills. Toward the end of the summer, the intern will also create an audio recording of their talk for archival purposes, which may be edited into a video for the Frick's website.

The intern's initial research into the special exhibition will prepare them for the second component of their project: assisting with the Summer Institute for High School Students. In this free, two-week program, high school students explore the art of commemoration from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, through the study of monumental sculpture, Grand Manner painted portraits, and small-scale portrait medals. In the weeks leading up the program, the intern will work closely with Education staff to prepare materials for gallery teaching and off-site visits. During the run of the Summer Institute, the Intern will support the program as needed. Responsibilities may include accompanying the high school student participants throughout the museum and on field trips, in addition to providing them with feedback and research support. Through these responsibilities, the intern will gain hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of a teen program. 

Skills: Because the intern will interface with the Frick’s many audiences in a variety of capacities— through giving gallery talks, staffing public programs, and working with high school students during the Summer Institute—the ideal intern will be outgoing and willing to work on public speaking skills. Additionally, excellent research, writing, and communication skills are required for the successful completion of this summer’s projects. Scheduling availability and flexibility are also important, as the intern will be asked to staff evening programs.

Projects Include:
- Give public gallery talks at The Frick Collection
- Research and compose writing about the special exhibition Canova’s George Washington
- Support and staff the Summer Institute program for high school students

This position pays $13/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 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
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, 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 Rachel Himes at Please visit to view this internship listing on the Frick’s website.