Studio Institute

Curatorial Assistant Intern

MIT List Visual Arts Center -- Curatorial Research Assistant Intern

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

Working closely with the Assistant Curator and Permanent Collection Registrar, this intern will research art and architecture in MIT’s public art collection and rich architectural history. The intern will then revise and write updated summaries on each artwork to be published on the List Center web site, featured in future educational materials, and filed in each artwork/building’s archival documentation. In the past, educational materials that accompanied public artworks and buildings at MIT were written at the time of their installation and as such many of these materials are out-of-date and need revision.

Candidates should have an interest in pursuing a career in museums, with a focus in collections management. The Intern must be well organized, exhibit a strong attention to detail, and excel in research. A proficiency in Word and Excel, and an ability to perform tasks in a professional manner is required.

Projects include:
- Revise and write object descriptions and summaries of items in the List Center’s collection
- Expand and fill out online collections catalogue
- Verify copyright research and copyright holder information for items in MIT List's catalogue

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 Boston, or live within the boundary established by Route 128 (also known as the 95 loop). 

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 Selby Nimrod at