Paid Internships and Work Study

2015 marked the twenty-third consecutive year of paid summer internships, made possible by Michael and Jane Wilson (’64) and the Getty Foundation. In addition, the Turk Internship was made available through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83.

As well as organizing exhibitions and caring for the collection, interns at the Williamson Gallery explore different career possibilities in the arts. Field trips with Director Mary MacNaughton have included visits to the Museum of Latin American Art, the Broad Art Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty, and the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, where the interns have interviewed curators, critics, and conservators.

In 2015-2016, two Wilson internships are being offered during the academic year.  Information on academic year internships at the Williamson appears below, with information on summer internships farther down the page. Please visit Career Planning & Resources for additional information.

Academic Year Internships 2015-2016

Wilson Internships

This year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is offering two Wilson internships during 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. The internships pay $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 October 5, 2015 to May 5, 2016 (excluding holidays, fall, winter and spring breaks).
  • The conservation intern’s duties will include 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

By September 18, 2015, please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College,  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 csalomon@scrippscollege.edu 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 janderso@scrippscollege.edu. For further information regarding the academic year internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee. (Career Planning & Resources)

Work Study Positions

Each academic year, the Gallery offers Scripps students several work-study opportunities:

  • Gallery Assistant: Scripps students work with the registrar in learning about preparing works for exhibition, such as matting and framing prints, or installing pieces. In addition, students may research items in the permanent collection and scan slides into an electronic database. Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
  • Gallery Guard: Scripps students work as guards during gallery hours (Wednesday – Sunday 12-5 pm during exhibitions) and assist at gallery receptions.

How to Apply

Call Kirk Delman at (909) 607-3397.

Summer Internships

GETTY MULTICULTURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

In the summer of 2015, for the twenty-third consecutive year,  the Williamson Gallery hired three paid, full-time, ten-week summer multicultural interns sponsored by the Getty Grant Program. According to the Getty guidelines, these internships are “intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino-Hispanic, and Pacific Islander descent.”

Requirements for Summer 2015: Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2015, or will complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2015; be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.

Students who have already served as Getty interns at Scripps are not eligible.

Stipend: Each intern received a stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks, from June 15 – August 21, 2015. The stipend reflected gross salary; taxes were taken out. Interns were subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

1. The CURATORIAL INTERN assisted with two projects: 1) preparing an exhibition of Chinese paintings in the Scripps collection, 2) producing the catalog for the 72nd Ceramic Annual, the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the US. The intern researched and wrote about works in the exhibitions, drafted a press release, and helped install works in the first exhibition. These projects gave the student a full view of the process of the curatorial process. Other tasks may be added to this internship.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN helped document and care for the Scripps permanent collection: 1) inventory textiles in the Scripps permanent collection; 2) work with object conservator Donna Williams to clean and conserve bronze statuary on campus; 3) assist with condition reports and treatment of a large sculptural relief by John Gregory. The intern learned the accessioning process.  Other tasks may be added to this internship.

3. The VISUAL RESOURCES INTERN helped continue the digitization of slides into the online database of visual arts resources used for teaching at Scripps and in the Joint Art History Program at the Claremont Colleges. The intern, trained in the Embark system by Visual Resources Coordinator John Trendler, photographed, scanned, and optimized images as well as worked on social media for the gallery.

How to Apply: Send the following to Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Box 2012, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711 or email to mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu:

1. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualify you for the internship;

2. a completed application (Please request this form from Colleen Salomon: csalomon@scrippscollege.edu );

3. a resume; an up-to-date transcript (official transcript not necessary);

4. names and phone numbers of 3 references;

5. a writing sample of about 1,000 words.

For more information, call Jennifer Anderson at (909) 607-4690 or e-mail janderso@scrippscollege.edu or csalomon@scrippscollege.edu


PEGGY PHELPS CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP:

Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Gallery  hired one Scripps student for the summer of 2015 (from June 15 – August 21, 2015). The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience curating and organizing art exhibitions. The funds are considered taxable income.

Duties: The intern organized two exhibitions from the Scripps permanent collection to be shown at Mt. San Antonio Gardens exhibition space in Claremont. Strong organizational and writing skills a must.

Stipend: The intern received a stipend of $4,000. The stipend reflected gross salary; with taxes taken out. Interns were subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

Qualifications: Open to sophomore (rising sophomores as well!), junior and senior Scripps students.

Requirements:

• Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.

• Must be able to devote 40 hours a week over a ten-week period.

• Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

• Must have taken courses in studio art and art history.

The following items were required to apply:

1. application form (Please contact CP&R for this form.);

2. a transcript (An unofficial transcript is acceptable);

3. a resume;

4. names and phone numbers of 3 references;

5. a cover letter describing the academic and work experience that qualifies you for the internship;

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 janderso@scrippscollege.edu.

WILSON INTERNSHIPS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND ART CONSERVATION

Through the generosity of Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael Wilson, the Gallery  hired two Scripps students for the summer of 2015 (from June 15 – August 21, 2015). The internship was designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration, and, for one intern, experience with conservation projects. The funds were considered taxable income.

Duties: Work on grants and other writing-oriented assignments, projects related to art conservation, and administrative tasks. Strong organizational and writing skills a must.

Stipend: Each intern received a stipend of $4,000. The stipend reflected gross salary; with taxes taken out. Interns were subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

Qualifications: Open to sophomore (rising sophomores as well!), junior and senior Scripps students.

Requirements:

• Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.

• Must be able to devote 40 hours a week over a ten-week period.

• 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 following items were required to apply:

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 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 janderso@scrippscollege.edu. For further information regarding the academic year internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.

TURK INTERNSHIPS
Over the 2015-2016 academic year, there are no Turk Internship positions.

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, for the summer of 2015, one Scripps student was hired to receive $10 an hour to work at a museum or art-centered organization other than the Williamson Gallery. The internship is designed to give a Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of art conservation. The funds were considered taxable income.

Qualifications: Open to sophomore, junior and senior Scripps students.

What the Internship Encompasses:

• Each week during the ten weeks of the summer internship, the student devoted 40 hours a week to the internship.

• The intern worked at a museum or organization other than the Williamson. Chemistry courses and writing skills a must.

Requirements:

• Must submit a written report before completion of the internship.

• Must be able to devote 40 hours a week over a ten-week period.

• Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

• Must have taken courses in studio art, art history, and chemistry.

The following items were required to apply:

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 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 janderso@scrippscollege.edu. For more information, call Mary MacNaughton at (909) 607-3517. For further information regarding the academic year internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.