Fralin Internships

About The Fralin

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is dedicated to creating an environment in which the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies, including members of the University community and the general public, can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art. The Fralin exhibits American and European painting, works on paper, and sculpture of the 15th-20th centuries; art from the ancient Mediterranean; Asian art; and Native American art. The museum’s robust collections of Native American, African, pre-Columbian, and Oceanic art often receive less attention. With support from the Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, The Fralin seeks to encourage more research and exhibition of these collections.

About The Internships

The Fralin has 4 internship positions available for students from underrepresented backgrounds OR students interested in working with Indigenous art in the museum's collections

Under the close supervision of museum staff, interns will be assigned tasks and projects depending on the needs of the institution, but with consideration for a rigorous and varied training in standard museum practices. The internship coordinator will place successful applicants in one of the museum’s departments (Education, Collections, Marketing, etc.) based on the applicant’s experience and interests.

Interns will receive a stipend of $3500 for approx. 300 hours over the summer.

For more information about these internships, contact Jordan Love, Academic Curator, mjl2w@virginia.edu.

Eligibility

  • Underrepresented Students - students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and/or individuals with disabilities.
  • Indigenous Arts - students with a specific interest in working with Indigenous art in The Fralin collections.

How to Apply

Follow the online application instructions to complete the online application and upload documents. NOTE: Fralin applicants are required to submit a cover letter in addition to the other application components. 

  • Cover Letter - one page addressing the following:
    • Why are you interested in interning at The Fralin?
    • What aspects of museum work are you interested in (education, collections management, curatorial, marketing, general interest, etc.)?
    • Please share any experience, skills, or interests that may be relevant to this internship. 

All application materials are due March 2, 2018