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Internships

The Block Museum of Art’s curatorial internship offers opportunities to Northwestern University undergraduate students from various academic programs and disciplines. The Museum is committed to promoting diverse perspectives and providing behind-the-scenes access to students who are interested in exploring museum professions.

 In addition to working on research projects related to exhibitions, interns write Collection Spotlight blog posts for The Block’s website. Meet some of our former interns, from 2019, 2018, and 2016.

UNDERGRADUATE CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP
Academic Year 2021-2022

The Block Museum of Art offers internships to Northwestern University undergraduate students from various academic programs and disciplines. Block internships provide hands-on experience in the context of an academic art museum and offer opportunities to learn about curatorial museum work; projects may include work on collections, exhibitions, community relations, publications, and/or programs. Interns will meet with staff members throughout the year to learn more about different museum careers. The Block encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

The intern will be paid $15 per hour and can work up to 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Work may be scheduled throughout the academic year, between September 21, 2021 and June 4, 2022. (Interns may vary the number of hours they work per quarter, depending on course load.)

APPLICATION

1) Cover Letter
Please describe the relevance of the internship to your academic or professional goals and how your coursework and/or prior experience qualify you for the position.

2) Resume
Please include your major, if declared, your anticipated graduation date, your employment history, and a list of relevant courses completed.

Submit your application by Monday, May 3, 2021 via email as a single PDF document to Academic Curator, Corinne Granof: c-granof@northwestern.edu.

Year

Name / Department

Projects

2020 Bailey Pekar (Journalism, Art History) Permanent collection research
2019 Madeline Hultquist (Anthropology) Permanent collection research
2019 Mary Pedraza (Political Science) Permanent collection research
2018 Anna Clara White (Medill) Permanent collection research
2018 Brianna Heath (Art History, German) Permanent collection research & Block Library installation
2018 Zoe Detweiler (Medill) Permanent collection research & Block Library installation
2017 Isabella Ko (Art History) Permanent collection research & Campus Art Walk audio guide
2017 Nicholas Liou (Art History) Permanent collection research & Campus Art Walk audio guide
2017 Julia Poppy (Art History) Curated “Looking Life Right Straight in the Face”: The Art of Purvis Young
September 23, 2017 - December 10, 2017Katz Gallery
2016-17 Linnea Hodge (Art History) Assisted with William Blake exhibition catalog and curated Lovis Corinth exhibition
2016 Mari Morsch (Art History) Permanent collection research & Block Library installation
2016 Cristobal Alday (Art History) Permanent collection research & Block Library installation
2014-15 Claire Kissinger Organized Katz Gallery exhibition Exposure (Fall 2015)
2013-14 Maris O'Tierney Charlotte Morman research, Left Front labels and archiving
2014 Isaac Alpert Curator for Work Print Protest Repeat (Katz Winter 2014)
2012-13 Jasmine Jennings Exhibition research
2011-12 Elisabeth Rivard Curatorial assistant
2011-12 Sophie Jenkins Exhibition research
2010-11 Julia Detchon Worked on research and checklist for the David Van Zanten project, collections research, and Blake project research
2010-11 Kari Rayner Print Room Assistant
2009-10 Elliot Reichert Paschke cat. raisonne
2008 Anna Blumberg Paschke cat. raisonne
2005-06 Colleen Conrad Exhibition research
2004-05 Lauren Wright Assisted with exhibit & collection records for Currents
2001-02 Sheetal Prajapati  Pictures of Music volunteer curatorial assistant
2001 Eugene Mikyung Kim  Pictures of Music