Paid Internships and Work Study

2017 marks the twenty-fifth consecutive year of paid summer internships, 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.

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 2016-2017, three Wilson internships were 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 2017-2018

Wilson Internships

In 2017-2018, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will offer three Wilson internships for 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. Interns earned $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 approx. October 5, 2017 to approx. May 4, 2018 (excluding holidays, fall, winter and spring breaks).
    • The conservation intern’s duties will focus on 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.

Applications for fall 2017 internships are being accepted throughout the summer. Applicants are asked to send Mary MacNaughton, director, Williamson Gallery, Baxter Hall, Scripps College, mmacnaug@scrippscollege.edu 909-607-3517, 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

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS–DEADLINES:
The application deadline for all 2017 summer internships was April 24 at 5 pm. The internship requirements and application process for each are listed below.

GETTY MULTICULTURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

In the summer of 2017, for the twenty-fifh consecutive year,  the Williamson Gallery will hire 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 2017:
Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017 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 have already served as Getty interns at the Gallery are not eligible for another Getty internship at the Gallery.

Stipend: Each intern will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks, from June 12 – August 18, 2017. 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’S tasks will include some or all of the following: researching artists’ works, compiling photographs, and assembling artist profiles for the 74th Ceramic Annual catalogue; organizing illustrations for a book on sculptor John Mason; and assisting with the ongoing documentation of the Marer Ceramic Collection for the database. These projects will extend throughout all 10 weeks of the internship, with research and writing occupying much of the period and preparation and installation of works in the latter weeks.

2. The COLLECTIONS/CONSERVATION INTERN’S tasks will include some or all of the following: 1) producing digital images of the majority of the 450 photos that comprise West Coast Photographic Movement and Aperture founder photographer Dody Weston Thompson’s works at Scripps College; 2) updating the inventory of fine western prints. In addition, this intern will assist in creating storage and recording the storage of numerous prints; 3) learning the accessioning process and being trained in the Embark system; 4) helping write publicity for the upcoming roster of exhibitions for the 2017-18 academic year; and 5) continuing an annual update of the inventory of works that are displayed on campus, both in public spaces and in offices; 6) assisting with conservation of campus sculptures.

3. The VISUAL RESOURCES INTERN will work on projects within the Visual Resources Library, located in the same building as the Williamson Gallery offices. The intern will work with John Trendler, visual resources curator, in assisting with the conversion of slides to digital images used in teaching art, art history, and the humanities. The intern will: 1) scan slides and enter data into the Visual Resources Management Program; 2) enter new information into the database; 3) check old records, when transferred, for accuracy; 4) photograph and scan slides for the collection; and 5) prepare digital images for forthcoming courses. 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 Twitter.

How to Apply: By 5 pm, April 24, 2017, 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 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.

 

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.


PEGGY PHELPS CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP:

Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Gallery will hire  one Scripps student for the summer of 2017 (from June 12 – August 18, 2017). 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 2017-2018. 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.

Stipend: The intern will receive a stipend. The stipend 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 24, 2017 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.

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 2017 (from June 12 – August 18, 2017). The internships are designed to give one Scripps student exposure to and experience in the field of arts administration.

Duties
The Arts Administration Interns’  tasks will include some or all of the following: the upcoming Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero exhibition that will be in the Williamson Gallery during the fall 2017 semester; the 75th Ceramic Annual;  the ongoing documentation of the Marer Ceramic Collection for the database; and the John Mason book and exhibition project proposed for the fall 2018 semester. Various aspects of exhibition preparation will be covered, including researching recently acquired works, writing wall text, as well as proposing and installing exhibitions. Strong writing skills are a must.

Stipend: Each intern will receive a stipend. The stipend 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 By 5 pm on April 24, 2017, 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.

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