Paid Internships and Work Study

2019-2020 marks the twenty-eighth consecutive year of paid internships at the Williamson, made possible by Michael and Jane Wilson (’64) and the Getty Foundation. In addition, the Gallery has offered other internships, such as the Peggy Phelps Internship, which was made available through the generosity of Peggy Phelps; the Ludwick Art Conservation Internships, supported by the Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Preservation Fund; and the Elizabeth Turk Conservation Internship, made possible through the support of Elizabeth 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 2019-2020, internships continue throughout the academic year. Information on academic year internships and work study 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 2019-2020

LUDWICK AND TURK INTERNSHIPS

Ludwick and Turk Internships

In 2019-2020, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery hired a Ludwick Art Conservation Internship for the academic year, made possible by the Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Preservation Fund. And, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, the Gallery hired an Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83 internship in art conservation. The internships, which correspond with the academic semesters, are designed to give Scripps students exposure to the fields of art conservation. Interns earn an hourly wage, and funds paid to the intern are considered taxable income.

What the Internship Encompasses:

Each week, the student devotes eight hours a week to the internship, schedule to be determined based on the student’s academic commitments, from October 7, 2019 to May 1, 2020 (excluding holidays, fall, winter and spring breaks).

The conservation intern’s duties involve 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 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.
  • Wilson Art  Internship: Must have taken courses in studio art and art history. A strong background in studio art is preferred.
  • Turk Art Conservation Internship:  Must have taken courses in studio art and art history. For conservation, chemistry courses are required.

The deadline for applications for 2019 internships was September 20, 2019. Applicants sent Kirk Delman, Collections Manager and Registrar, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, 1030 C0lumbia Ave., #2012, Claremont, CA 91711, (kdelman@scrippscollege.edu or 909-607-3397), the following: 1. a transcript (unofficial is acceptable); 2. a resume; 3. names and phone numbers of 3 references; 4. a cover letter describing your interest in the work and the academic and work experience that qualify you for the internship; 5. a completed application form (please contact Margalit Monroe at MMonroe@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 Margalit Monroe at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to MMonroe@scrippscollege.eduFor further information regarding the academic year internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee. (Career Planning & Resources)

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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: Please contact Kirk Delman at kdelman@scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-3397.

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Summer Internships

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS–DEADLINES:

The application deadline for the Ludwick, Phelps and Wilson summer internships was April 19, 2019 at
5 pm.

The application deadline for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate summer internships was April 19, 2019 at
5 pm.

For the summer of 2019, the Williamson Gallery hired 6 interns; 3 Getty Marrow Interns, 1 Ludwick Art Conservation Interns; 1 Peggy Phelps Curatorial Intern; 1 Wilson Art Administration Intern. Internship requirements and the application process for each are listed below.

GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS:

In the summer of 2019, for the twenty-seventh 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, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino-Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent.”

The Getty also states: “Intern candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.”

Requirements for Summer 2019:
Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2019 and be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students who have already served as Getty interns at the Gallery are not eligible for another Getty internship at the Gallery. Students who graduated in May or June of 2019 are also eligible to apply.

Employment: The internship will be 10 weeks of full-time, temporary employment at Scripps College, from June 17 – August 23, 2019. Interns will be paid an hourly rate and will be hired as temporary employees, subject to Scripps College’s hiring and payroll procedures.

1. The CURATORIAL INTERN will assist with two projects: first, producing the catalog for the 76th Ceramic Annual, the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the U.S. The intern will research and write about works in the exhibition, draft a press release, compile artist profiles, secure images, and help install works. Secondly, the intern will assist in the installation of, and in writing texts on works for the exhibition, Asian Treasures, from the Scripps collections. These two distinct projects will provide the student with a comprehensive view of the curatorial process.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN: After training, the intern will assist an objects conservator in cleaning a large plaster relief sculpture at her studio in Los Angeles, and in cleaning and waxing bronze sculptures on campus. The project includes writing detailed condition reports of works and digitally photographing them, all under the direction of a professional conservator.

3. The VISUAL RESOURCES INTERN will help 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, who will be trained in the Embark system by Visual Resources Curator John Trendler, will photograph, scan, and optimize images as well as assist with social media for the gallery. John Trendler will train the intern in these processes. In addition, the intern may be asked to participate in the social media that the gallery engages in, including Facebook entries, blogging, and Instagram.

How to Apply: By April 19 at 5 pm, please 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 Margalit Monroe mmonroe@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 Margalit Monroe at (909) 607-4690 or e-mail mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu or csalomon@scrippscollege.edu.

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Milan Reed, a Getty Multicultural Summer Intern, created a video that gives a great summary of what a summer internship at the Williamson looks like:

Created by Milan Reed.

LUDWICK ART CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS:

Through the generosity of Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Campus Preservation Fund, the Gallery will hire one Scripps student for the summer of 2019 (from June 17 – August 23, 2019). The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in the conservation and care of the artwork on the Scripps campus.

Duties: Under the supervision of an objects conservator, the art conservation intern will work on restoring a John Gregory Shakespeare relief at the art conservationist’s studio in Los Angeles and on campus bronze conservation. The project includes writing detailed condition reports of works and digitally photographing them, all under the direction of a professional conservator. Strong organizational and writing skills are a must.

Hourly Wage: The intern will be paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary; taxes will be deducted. Interns are 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.

How to Apply: By April 19 at 5 pm, applicants are to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, the following items:

1. application form (Please request this form from Margalit Monroe mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu);

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 Margalit Monroe at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu.

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PEGGY PHELPS CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP:

Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Gallery will hire one Scripps student for the summer of 2019 (June 17 – August 23, 2019). The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in curating and organizing art exhibitions.

Duties: The intern will organize two exhibitions from the Scripps permanent collection to be shown at Mt. San Antonio Gardens exhibition space in Claremont during the academic year of 2019-2020. With this in mind, the intern will need to be available on two future dates during the academic year to present the exhibitions during the opening receptions at Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Claremont. Strong organizational and writing skills are a must.

Hourly Wage: The intern will be paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary;  taxes will be deducted. Interns are 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.

How to Apply: By April 19 at 5 pm, applicants are to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, the following items:

1. application form (Please request this form from Margalit Monroe mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu);

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 Margalit Monroe at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu

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WILSON INTERNSHIPS IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND ART CONSERVATION:

Through the generosity of Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael Wilson, the Gallery will hire one Scripps student for the summer of 2019 (from June 17 – August 23, 2019). The internship is designed to give one Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration. This summer, the emphasis is in care of the collections.

Duties
The Arts Administration Intern will receive training and work on several projects, including: 1) recording the condition of the 161 photographic works in the Strauss-Tomback gift of 2018, and on some of the Dody Weston Thompson photographs; 2) using the Embark system to record the condition of works; 4) inventorying the photography collection; 5) creating a study collection for the Gallery; 6) inventorying work on campus; 7) writing publicity for the upcoming roster of exhibitions for the 2019–20 academic year. Strong organizational and writing skills are a must.

Hourly Wage: The intern will be paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary; taxes will be deducted. Interns are 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.

By 5 pm on April 19 at 5 pm, applicants are to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, the following items:

1. application form (Please request this form from Margalit Monroe mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu);

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 Margalit Monroe at (909) 607-4690 or send an e-mail to mmonroe@scrippscollege.edu.

For further information regarding the internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.

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