Studio Institute

Exhibitions and Collections Intern

Founder's Hall at Girard College -- Exhibitions and Collections Intern

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

September 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the integration of Girard College, following a landmark northern civil rights case. The Collections and Exhibitions Intern will work with the Director of Historical Resources on exhibition initiatives related to this milestone, including the creation of a temporary panel exhibition for the anniversary and the introduction of additional material on educational access into our permanent exhibitions. Exact responsibilities will be determined based on intern interests and skills, as well as institutional need, but my include selecting and editing historical film footage and oral history interviews for inclusion in the temporary panel exhibition; developing a collateral "take-away" piece on educational access; and/or developing an exhibition component on co-education for the permanent exhibition.

The intern will also participate in the general life of the museum, including assisting with tours, learning about object handling and cataloguing, attending meetings, and participating in an inventory project for the Stephen Girard papers.   

Skills: The Intern will need to have strong research and writing skills. They must be self-motivated and capable of working independently. Previous experience with basic audio/video editing (e.g. Audacity, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker) and/or graphic design is a plus.

Projects Include:
- Research and collect information pertaining to the integration of Girard College
- Work with curators to design a temporary exhibit marking the anniversary of Girard's integration
- Assist with daily museum activities

***To ensure the safety of our students, we require criminal background checks (FBI and Pennsylvania), child abuse clearance, and substance abuse testing of all our applicants offered employment. The student will be working primarily on the second floor of Founder's Hall, and must be comfortable climbing the staircase multiple times a day.***

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 Kathy Haas at