Paid Internships and Work Study

2018 marks the twenty-sixth consecutive year of paid internships at the Williamson, made possible by Michael and Jane Wilson (’64) and the Getty Foundation. In addition, the  Peggy Phelps Internship was made available through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Ludwick Art Conservation Internships through the Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Preservation Fund, and the Turk Internship through the support 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 2018-2019, several internships were offered during 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 2018-2019

WILSON AND TURK INTERNSHIPS

Wilson and Turk Internships

In 2018-2019, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery offered a Wilson internship in arts administration and another in art conservation for the academic year, made possible by a generous gift from C. Jane Hurley Wilson ’64 and Michael G. Wilson. And, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, the Gallery also offered 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 arts administration and 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 5, 2018 to May 3, 2019 (excluding holidays, fall, winter and spring breaks).

The conservation intern’s duties include working with artist Elizabeth Turk on her upcoming installation and 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.

The arts administration intern’s duties centers on working with the Williamson Gallery staff on future exhibitions as well as the care and organization of the Scripps College permanent collection. 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 2018 internships was September 21, 2018. Applicants were asked to send 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 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 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 20 at 5 pm.

The application deadline for the Getty Multicultural Cultural summer internships was April 27 at 5 pm.

For the summer of 2018 the Williamson Gallery hired 8 interns; 3 Getty Multicultural Interns, 2 Ludwick Art Conservation Interns, 1 Peggy Phelps Curatorial Intern, 2 Wilson Art Administration and Art Conservation Interns. Internship requirements and application process for are listed below.

GETTY MULTICULTURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

In the summer of 2018, for the twenty-sixth 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 2018 were:
Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018 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.

Employment: The internship was 10 weeks of full-time, temporary employment at Scripps College, from June 11 – August 17, 2018. 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 assisted with two projects: 1) producing the catalog for the 75th Ceramic Annual, the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the U.S. The intern researched and wrote about works in the exhibition, draft a press release, compile artist profiles, secure images, and help install works.  Secondly, the intern assisted in the installation of an exhibition by leading Los Angeles sculptor John Mason. These two distinct projects provided the student with a comprehensive view of the curatorial process.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN worked on several projects, including: 1) analyzing the condition and create reports on the 109 photographic works in the Strauss-Tomback gift of 2017, and on over two hundred of the Dody Weston Thompson photographs; 2) learning the formal accessioning process; 3) learning to use Embark system to record the condition of works; 4) updating photography reports; 5) updating the inventory of fine western prints and works on campus. 6) helping to write publicity for the upcoming roster of exhibitions for the 2018–19 academic year.

The intern additionally assisted an objects conservator in cleaning and waxing bronze sculptures on campus and cleaning a large plaster relief sculpture. That project included writing detailed condition reports of works and digitally photographing them, all under the direction of a professional conservator. Lastly, the intern assisted with photographing and researching new acquisitions for incorporation into the online catalog.

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, who was trained in the Embark system by Visual Resources Curator John Trendler, photographed, scanned, and optimized images as well as assisted with social media for the gallery. John Trendler trained the intern in these processes. In addition, the intern was asked to participate in the social media that the gallery engages in, including Facebook entries, blogging, and Twitter.

How to Apply: By 5 pm, April 27, 2018, applicants sent 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.

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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  hired two Scripps students for the summer of 2018 (from June 11 – August 17, 2018). 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: The Arts Conservation interns worked on the Alfredo Ramos Martínez mural in the Margaret Fowler Garden, the John Gregory Shakespeare reliefs and campus bronze conservation. Strong organizational and writing skills are a must.

Hourly Wage: The intern was paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary; with taxes taken out. 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 5 pm on April 20, 2018 applicants were asked to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, 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.

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PEGGY PHELPS CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP:

Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Gallery hired one Scripps student for the summer of 2018 (from June 11 – August 17, 2018). The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience in curating and organizing art exhibitions.

Duties: The intern organized two exhibitions from the Scripps permanent collection to be shown at Mt. San Antonio Gardens exhibition space in Claremont during the academic year of 2018-2019. With this in mind, the intern needs 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 were paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary; with taxes taken out. 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 5 pm on April 20, 2018 applicants were asked to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, 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 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 hired two Scripps students for the summer of 2018 (from June 11 – August 17, 2018). The internships are designed to give one Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration.

Duties
The Arts Administration Intern worked on the upcoming Salt and Silver photography exhibition that be in the Williamson Gallery during the fall 2018 semester.  Various aspects of exhibition preparation will be covered, including: researching recently acquired works; writing wall text; proposing and installing exhibitions.  The Arts Conservation Intern worked on the Martinez mural, Shakespeare Reliefs and campus bronze conservation. Strong organizational and writing skills are a must.

Hourly Wage: The interns were paid by the hour. The payment reflects gross salary; with taxes taken out. 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. For conservation, chemistry courses are required.

By 5 pm on April 20, 2018, applicants were asked to send Mary MacNaughton, Director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu, 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 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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