Summer Internships at the Williamson

For the 23rd year, the Williamson offered paid summer internships. These internships encompassed work in art administration, conservation, and exhibitions.
2015 summer interns Liam Machado,  Jocelyn Lo, Madeline Helland, Crystal Yang, Chelsea Fusco, Allegra Cox

2015 summer interns Liam Machado, Jocelyn Lo, Madeline Helland, Crystal Yang, Chelsea Fusco,
Allegra Cox

 

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 will receive a stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks, from June 15 – August 21, 2015. 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) 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 will research and write about works in the exhibitions, draft a press release, and help install works in the first exhibition. These projects will give 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 will help 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 will learn the accessioning process.  Other tasks may be added to this internship.

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 Coordinator John Trendler, will photograph, scan, and optimize images as well as work 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 were 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.

Applicants sent Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

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 is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration, and, for at least one intern, experience in 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.

Applicants sent Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, the following items:

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.

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

TURK INTERNSHIPS:

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, over 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.

What the Internship Encompasses:

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, art history, and chemistry (at least one year of chemistry, preferably two).

There is no application form.  Applicants sent 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 internships, you may also contact Career Counselor Valinda Lee.