Sotheby’s, the only publicly traded global art auction house, is offering exceptional juniors (rising seniors) the opportunity to participate in a unique paid Summer Internship Programme at our worldwide headquarters in New York City. The mission of the programme is to offer interns the best professional and educational experience possible. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million.
Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie’s also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie’s LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.
Christie’s Americas Internship Programme: Christie’s offers unpaid Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall internships in specialist and business support departments that provide a hands-on introduction to the inner workings of an auction house and to the New York art world. An internship at Christie’s involves a combination of general day to day tasks associated with the auction process, opportunities for researching artists and objects, and occasions to attend organized intern events.
First Person Arts transforms the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world.
The Annual First Person Arts Festival is the only festival of its kind in the world, dedicated to memoir and documentary writing. Occurring in November, it features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people, as well as food programs, workshops, tours and panels. Volunteers help before the festival to get the word out, and during the festival with ushering, ticket sales and production.
Volunteers and interns are essential members of the First Person Arts community. Throughout the year, they help with marketing, development, programming, and other First Person Arts needs.
Slought (‘Sl-aw-t’) is a non-profit organization that engages the public in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change in Philadelphia, the world, and the cloud. We are a new form of institution that builds relationships and social trust through collaboration and the exchange of ideas. For over a decade, we have worked with artists, communities, and institutions worldwide to develop projects that encourage inclusiveness, advocacy, and the sharing of knowledge.
Slought has partnered with Bryn Mawr in the past. Slought offers unpaid internships for undergraduate students interested in supplementing their academic work with an intensive and collaborative experience. Visit http://slought.org/info/employment.php to learn more about current internship and volunteer opportunities.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania believes in the power of art and artists to inform and inspire. The ICA is free for all to engage and connect with the art of our time.
Former BMC students have interned at ICA, which offers internships in several departments including Curatorial, Business Office, Development, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Technical.
The Curatorial department at ICA researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions; produces exhibition catalogues; manages the travel of exhibitions; and collaborates with other departments on developing public programming and press materials. Curatorial interns will gain valuable experience with the workings of a contemporary art institution by assisting the department with a variety of tasks that include: research exhibition themes and artist’s bibliographies; maintain curatorial databases and archives; sending out exhibition publications; assisting with artist submissions; managing ICA’s library; and responding to inquiries about past exhibitions. Experience with Photoshop is a plus.
History of the Academy: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning.” The unique aspect of this statement of purpose lies in the word “useful,” a mandate the Academy has continuously redefined through research and education that reflects the needs of the times.
The Academy of Natural Sciences offers Volunteer Internships in various areas of museum operations and education, including:
The Franklin Institute’s Mission: In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.
The Franklin Institute Internship Program allows students to fulfill school-sponsored internships through volunteering. Internships can be for credit as a Praxis III placement or non-credit as determined by your preference. Goals of the internships are matched to the needs of the Institute.
Interns work in almost every area of the Institute, working alongside staff and completing projects independently. Some of the departments accepting interns include:
Musicopia is a nonprofit organization that works with approximately 100 of the Philadelphia region’s professional musicians to present a wealth of music education programs. Musicopia is also the leading advocate for restoring and improving in-school music instruction throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
Musicopia has a variety of volunteer opportunities, including: