Open your eyes to the inner workings of a museum with one of the largest encyclopedic collections in the world.
Lead a gallery talk of original works of art. Participate behind-the-scene in building marketing strategies, financial analysis, technical support, merchandising, and other resource areas that support the institution.
It is part of our vocation at the Art institute of Chicago to ensure that our Interns receive an educational and valuable experience while engaging with our skilled team of professionals. As an intern, you will complete various tasks related to department initiatives, while collaborating with industry experts. This includes, and is not limited to, assisting in daily departmental activities, taking part in special projects, and research opportunities. We expect you to not only gain valuable skill sets and learn about workplace interactions, but also gain further insight into your professional interests.
The Art Institute is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, parental status, military or former military status, and any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee, applicant, or third party based on any of these violates the Art Institute's policy and is absolutely prohibited.
Who is eligible to apply? Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a university, college, or community college as well as recent college graduates. A major in art history or fine art is not essential.
Are internships paid? Internships vary from department to department and are, paid, unpaid or for academic credit.
Can I receive academic credit for my internship? You are responsible for making appropriate arrangements with your schools and internship managers to receive credit for internships.
What are the hours for internships? Hours vary and are flexible; however, a minimum of 14 hours per week is generally expected.
Are transcripts necessary? Specific internships will require the unofficial or official documents and will be listed in the posting if needed.
May I reapply? Yes, please reapply after every academic semester or quarter if you would like to be reconsidered.
Are phone interviews allowed? Yes, and an in-person interview will be scheduled if required for the recruitment process.
Are there specific start and end dates to the internship? Typically internships are held in the spring, winter and summer semesters. Dates are negotiable based on school requirements.
In addition to gaining a rewarding experience, Art Institute Internships also offer:
Exposure to art lectures and exhibitions at the museum
Free admission to the Art Institute and other Chicago cultural institutions
Discounts to museum shops and restaurants
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6 hours 5 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago FRIDAY—Kick off the holidays in Chicago with a time-honored tradition as we don our beloved lions with traditional evergreen wreaths. Warm up with free hot chocolate, enjoy live music and family activities in the museum, and visit our Neapolitan crèche and the Holiday Thorne Rooms.
WREATHING OF THE LIONS—http://bit.ly/1ATN0Qy
22 hours 43 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago We are thrilled to welcome internationally recognized Chinese art scholar Tao Wang as the Pritzker Chair of the Department of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art, as the department aggressively seeks to expand the reach and raise the profile of our Asian collections and programs.
“I am thrilled to join such a storied institution,” said Wang. “This is an exciting time in the field of Asian art, and I look forward to using my knowledge and connections to enhance the Art Institute’s already distinguished collection of Asian art, as well as to promote its research in this area.”