Academic Year Internships 2017-2018

Wilson Internships

In 2017-2018, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery offered two Wilson internships for the academic year, made possible by a generous gift from C. Jane Hurley Wilson ’64 and Michael G. Wilson. The internships, which correspond with the academic semesters, are designed to give Scripps students exposure to the fields of arts administration and art conservation. Interns earn $10 an hour, and funds paid to the intern are considered taxable income.

What the Internship Encompasses:

    • Each week, the student will devote eight hours a week to the internship, schedule to be determined, from approx. October 5, 2017 to approx. May 4, 2018 (excluding holidays, fall, winter and spring breaks).
    • The conservation intern’s duties will focus on assisting with the conservation of the Scripps College permanent collection, including but not limited to, bronzes, ceramics and Shakespeare Relief conservation.  Strong organizational and writing skills a must.
    • The arts administration intern’s duties will include working with the Williamson Gallery staff on future exhibitions and the care and organization of the Scripps College permanent collection. Strong organizational and writing skills a must.


  • Open to sophomore, junior and senior Scripps students.
  • Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.
  • Must be able to devote 8 hours a week.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Must have taken courses in studio art and art history. For conservation, chemistry courses are required.

The deadline for applications for 2017 internships was September 22, 2017. Applicants were asked to send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, 909-607-3517, the following: 1. a transcript (unofficial is acceptable); 2. a resume; 3. names and phone numbers of 3 references; 4. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualifies you for the internship; 5. a completed application form (please contact Colleen Salomon at and request the form); 6. a writing sample of approximately 1,000 words (taken from classwork, if possible for a class in art history). For more information, call Jenn Anderson at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to For further information regarding the academic year internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee. (Career Planning & Resources)


Image: Williamson interns view ceramic piece slated for conservation treatment.


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