Internships (Undergraduate)

The Center, supported by 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.

Nancy Horton Bartels Academic-Year Internships

Established in 1996, these are annual internships introducing 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 are awarded to students who demonstrate superior performance in their respective fields.

The 2020/21 application cycle is now closed.

Art Museum Scholar Summer Internships

These internships support Yale undergraduate students to participate in summer internships at the Center, the Yale University Art Gallery, and any other art museum where students have secured unpaid summer internships. Internships at the Yale art museums 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 students whose interests lie in American art and/or British art. If selected, the internship will provide a stipend of up to $4,000. Internships must be a minimum of eight weeks and are 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 Internship
  • Patricia E. Kane Scholar Internship
  • Patrick McCaughey Scholar Internship
  • Amy Meyers Scholar Internship
  • Duncan Robinson Scholar Internship
  • Jules D. Prown Scholar Internship

The 2020/21 application cycle is now closed.

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