Paid Internships and Work Study

2013 marked the twenty-first consecutive year of paid summer internships, made possible by Michael and Jane Wilson (’64) and the Getty Foundation. In addition, the Turk Internship has been made available through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83.

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

Wilson and Turk interns continue during the academic year.  For more information on academic year internships at the Williamson, please visit Career Planning & Resources.

Academic Year Internships

Wilson Internships

Internships for the 2013 fall semester are closed.

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery hosts three Wilson internships during the academic year, which are 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 a Scripps student exposure to and experience in 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.
• The intern’s duties include doing research on photographs and prints and paintings in the permanent collection, assisting with the conservation of sculptural and ceramic works, and writing grants and press releases. Strong organizational and writing skills are 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.

There is no application form.  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 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 Internship

Internships for the 2013 academic year are closed.

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, one Scripps student will receive $10 an hour to work at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. The internship, which corresponds with the academic semester, is designed to give a Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of art conservation. The funds are considered taxable income.

What the Internship Encompasses:
• Each week during the school year, (excluding holidays), the student will devote eight hours a week to the internship, schedule to be determined.
• The intern’s duties include doing research on works in the permanent collection and assisting with the conservation of sculptural and ceramic works  in the Scripps permanent collection. At times, the intern will work with a conservator at Scripps and in Los Angeles. Chemistry courses 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, art history, and chemistry.

There is no application form.  Please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items: 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.

Work Study Positions

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

  • Gallery Assistant: 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: Students work as guards during gallery hours (Wednesday – Sunday 1-5 pm during exhibitions) and assist at gallery receptions.

How to Apply

Call Kirk Delman at (909) 607-3397.


Summer Internships

Please note that the deadlines for the Gallery’s 2014 summer internships differ for the various internships.

We are currently awaiting word from the Getty as to whether we will be awarded internships for the summer of 2014. Please return to this page in late February/early March for that information.

GETTY MULTICULTURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

For the twenty-first consecutive year, in 2013, 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.” 

Please note: We are currently awaiting word from the Getty as to whether we will be able to offer the internships in the summer of 2014. If we receive the internships, the requirements, stipend, and internships will be as follows:

Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2014, or will complete their undergraduate degree by September 1, 2014; 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 will receive a stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks, from June 9 – August 15, 2014. The stipend reflects gross salary; taxes will be taken out. Interns are subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

1. The CURATORIAL INTERN will assist with two projects: 1) an exhibition featuring art by Scripps faculty whose artistic practices include painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, digital art and motion graphics; 2) producing the catalog for the 71st Ceramic Annual, which is being curated by Julia Haft-Candell. The intern will research and write about works in the exhibitions, draft a press release, and help install works in the faculty exhibition. These projects will give the student a full view of the curatorial process. Other tasks may be added to this internship.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN will help document and care for the Scripps permanent collection: 1) inventory prints and photographs in the Scripps permanent collection; photograph Japanese prints recently gifted to Scripps; and write condition reports for these works. The intern will learn about the accessioning process and will be trained in the basics of the Embark system. In addition, the intern will work with object conservator Donna Williams to clean and conserve bronze statuary on campus. The project includes writing detailed condition reports of works, digitally photographing them, and working with Williams to clean and wax the works. Other tasks may be added to this internship.

3. The VISUAL RESOURCES INTERN  will assist with 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, who will be trained in some of the functions of the Embark system by Visual Resources Curator John Trendler, will photograph, scann, and optimize slides 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;

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.

WILSON INTERNSHIPS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND ART CONSERVATION

Through the generosity of Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael Wilson, the Gallery  will hire  two Scripps students for the summer of 2014 (from June 9 – August 15, 2014). The internship was designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration, and at least one intern would also focus on conservation projects. The funds are 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 reflects gross salary; with taxes taken out. Interns were subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

Qualifications: Open to sophomore, 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.

There is no application form.  If you are interested in applying for the summer of 2014, please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

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

Please note: There is a possibility that this internship will be offered during the summer of 2014, though this is not yet definite. Please check this website in late February/early March for more information.

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, over the summer of 2013, one Scripps student was hired and received $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 are 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 will devote 40 hours a week to the internship.

• The intern will be working 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.

There is no application form.  Please send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

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.