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Spring 2020 Art Education Graduate Internship

The Frick Collection is an art museum with a collection of more than 1,100 works of art—dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century—displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.

The Education Department of The Frick Collection is now accepting applications from M.A. students for the spring 2020 Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Internship Program.

The intern’s primary responsibilities will include organizing archival education material, researching the history of education programs at the Frick, and assisting with additional research projects, as needed. The intern will also participate in the production of public programs for the Frick’s many audiences, working closely with all members of the Education Department. This internship provides a superb opportunity for students to learn about museum education in a small, dynamic department.

The Ayesha Bulchandani Internship is open to current M.A. students pursuing degrees in museum education, art history, education, museum studies, or other fields related to The Frick Collection. Ideal candidates for this internship will have a background in museum education, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

Applicants who are foreign nationals may be required to obtain a visa to participate in a paid internship in the U.S. The Frick Collection partners with an organization that helps facilitate visas in these situations. In many cases, The Frick will cover the associated costs of obtaining an intern’s visa. If an internship applicant is accepted to our program, we will provide them with the requisite details regarding obtaining a visa. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment
The internship will span one semester in spring 2020. Activities will be carried out no less than two days a week.

In addition to the other benefits associated with an internship at The Frick Collection, a stipend intended to help defray living costs during the internship period is available for Education interns under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for Graduate Students. The stipend award is $2,500.

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art. All interns of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service.

Application Process and Timeline:
Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply to only one department.

Applications for the Spring 2020 Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Education Internship will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 2, 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews and all applicants will be notified in January 2020. 

Internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to as follows:  

Subject Line: “Ayesha Bulchandani Education Internship – Spring 2020
Please attach your résumé, including your current GPA, as a PDF.

Please write a cover letter in the e-mail body that includes the following:

  • Your reasons for applying to the Frick’s Education Department, including a statement describing how an internship would inform your career goals and enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability during the spring of 2020
  • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic.

No phone calls please. 

Education Internships                                                

The Frick Collection

1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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