Internships

The Yale Center for British Art offers academic-year and summer internships for Yale undergraduates. These opportunities aim to familiarize students with the operations of the museum.

Bartels Art Museum Scholar Summer Internships

Through the generosity of Nancy Horton Bartels and her late husband, Henry E. Bartels, the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) offers summer internships to Yale undergraduates. Projects are intended to introduce students to museum operations and best practices in administrative, conservation, and curatorial departments. The internships are named in honor of former YCBA directors. 

 

Summer 2022

Note: All Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022–23 internships are subject to Yale policy regarding COVID-19 protocol. When necessary, internships will be offered remotely, in person, or in a hybrid format. Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

Rare Books & Manuscripts and Prints & Drawings Internship | Duncan Robinson Scholar

The Rare Books & Manuscripts and Prints & Drawings departments seek a Bartels Art Museum Scholar Intern to contribute to exhibition research and development. The intern conducts background historical research, aids in the development of checklists, and learns about various curatorial activities. Topics for upcoming exhibitions may include wood engraving, the art of J. M. W. Turner, and drawings by the Trinidadian artist Michel-Jean Cazabon. An ideal candidate has a background in a humanities discipline such as art history or history. This internship is designed for students with strong research skills interested in working with works on paper.

 

Reference Library Internship | Jules Prown Scholar

The Reference Library is a focused collection library serving the art historical research needs of staff, Yale students and faculty, and the public. The Summer 2022 Bartels Art Museum Scholar Intern works with library staff to prepare Photo Archive records and images for import into the YCBA’s collection management system. This work includes close collaboration with the Collections Information and Access Department as well as the museum IT and Imaging departments in preparing, editing, and testing metadata and digital images for access online through the YCBA’s collection search.

The Photo Archive is a collection of 180,000 reproductive photographs of British art from collections around the world, both private and public. Each photo includes records with over thirty fields of metadata. Providing access to the Photo Archive in the YCBA online collection system is the first step toward contributing our images and records to the PHAROS International Photo Archive Association’s collective database of twenty-five million images.

Nancy Horton Bartels Academic Year Internships

Through the generosity of Nancy Horton Bartels and her late husband, Henry E. Bartels, the YCBA offers academic-year internships to Yale undergraduates. These internships are intended to introduce students to museum operations and best practices in curatorial, conservation, and administrative departments. 

 

2022–23 Academic Year

Note: All Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022–23 internships are subject to Yale policy regarding COVID-19 protocol. When necessary, internships will be offered remotely, in person, or in a hybrid format. Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

Reference Library Internship

The Reference Library is a focused collection library serving the art historical research needs of staff, Yale students and faculty, and the public. The library seeks an academic year Nancy Horton Bartels Intern for projects that could include library collection assessment, collection development of portions of the library, the creation of online research guides, and art object research for the creation of online bibliographic entries. The internship provides significant opportunities for projects based on the intern’s interests and is ideal for students interested in libraries and library research, special collections, and/or the history of British art.

Apply

Applications are now closed. Please check back in 2023.

For further information, contact James Vanderberg, Educator, High School, College, University, and Community Outreach: ycba.internships@yale.edu.