Studio Institute

Curatorial Intern

Studio Museum in Harlem -- Curatorial Intern

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

The Curatorial Intern for Summer 2019 will assist and support key tasks related to the Studio Museum's inHarlem initiatives, including permanent collection reproductions and the launch of Harlem Sound. The Intern will work directly with the Curator, Exhibitions Coordinator, and Registrar on research, loan documentation, and general lead up to the opening of the projects. The Intern will also have the opportunity to work with the 2019 Artists in Residence, including assisting to organize open studios and an exhibition. In addition, the Intern will work closely with the institutional archive, focusing primarily on artist files. The Intern will gain an understanding of the balance between the public face of the museum and the behind-the-scenes planning of museum exhibitions and administration. 

The Curatorial Intern's primary project responsibilities will include: archiving past exhibition information; conducting artist research in preparation for upcoming projects; office maintenance; and assisting with institutional and departmental archival projects. The Intern will correspond with and conduct research on artists, and develop exhibition checklists. Curatorial staff will also work with the Intern individually on exhibition projects that have specific research or writing requirements, and expose them to the aspects of the curatorial process of greatest interest or opportunity. The Intern will work with the Curatorial Fellows on the Expanding the Walls exhibition, an annual show featuring works by participants of Museum's teen photography program. The Intern will also have the opportunity to assist the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, and Registrar with maintaining the collections database.   

Projects Include:
- Assisting with the inHarlem initiative
- Work with the Curators and Registrar's office to develop exhibitions and conduct collections research
- Develop artist files, and work with the Curatorial Fellows on the Expanding the Walls exhibition

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