Internships

The Yale Center for British Art, through the generosity of Nancy Horton Bartels and her late husband, Henry E. Bartels, is pleased to offer academic-year and summer internships to Yale undergraduates. Since the establishment of these programs in 1996, more than sixty undergraduates have completed internships at arts institutions throughout the US and abroad.

For further information, contact Research (ycba.research@yale.edu | +1 203 432 9805).

The Bartels with students, photo by Harold Shapiro

Nancy Horton Bartels Academic-Year Scholarships

Through the generosity of Nancy Horton Bartels and her late husband, Henry E. Bartels, the Center is pleased to offer academic-year and summer internships to Yale undergraduates. The internships are offered annually and are intended to introduce students to museum operations and best practices in the curatorial, conservation, and administrative departments. Interns work in a department for ten hours per week for two consecutive semesters and receive stipends paid on an hourly basis. Internships will be awarded to students who demonstrate superior performance in their respective fields.

Apply
All students applying for positions at the Yale Center for British Art or the Yale University Art Gallery are subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applications must include a cover letter that states the relevance of the internship to the student’s larger goals, an official transcript of the student’s undergraduate record, and two letters of recommendation.

Submissions for 2017 internships are currently closed. Submissions for 2018 internships will open in fall 2017.
 

2018–2019 Academic Year Project Offerings

Please be sure to check back as projects will be added once the application process opens in fall 2017.

Art Museum Scholar Summer Internships

Art Museum Scholar Summer Internships provide funds for Yale undergraduate students to participate in summer internships at the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as any other art museum where students have secured unpaid summer internships. Internships at the Yale art museums are intended to familiarize students with museum and curatorial department operations. Students seeking opportunities at other art museums must arrange such internships on their own. Although the awards are open to students in any field, preference will be given to Yale students whose interests lie in American art and/or British art. If selected as an Art Museum Scholar Summer Intern, the internship will provide a stipend of up to $3,500. Internships must be a minimum of eight weeks in duration and will be awarded to students who demonstrate superior performance in their respective fields.
 
The following internships have been named in honor of former directors of the Center, as well as former curators at the Yale University Art Gallery:
 
Helen A. Cooper Scholar Intern 
Patricia E. Kane Scholar Intern 
Patrick McCaughey Scholar Intern 
Duncan Robinson Scholar Intern 
 

Apply
All students applying for positions at the Yale University Art Gallery or the Yale Center for British Art are subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applications must include a cover letter, an official transcript of the student’s undergraduate record, and two letters of recommendation.

Submissions for summer 2017 internships are currently closed. Submissions for summer 2018 internships will open in fall 2017.
 

2018 Summer Internship Offerings

Please be sure to check back as projects will be added once the application process opens in fall 2017.