Spring 2020 Mellon Foundation Curatorial Internship in Native American Art


Posted on 08/13/2019

Spring 2020 Mellon Foundation Curatorial Internship in Native American Art
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Purpose of Internship Program:
The Mellon Foundation Native American Curatorial Internship seeks to foster increased representation of Native Americans working the curatorial field and to increase scholarship and research on Native collections at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Internship Information:
The FJJMA is now accepting applications for Spring 2020 Mellon Foundation curatorial internships. These competitive internships provide practical experience for students pursuing careers in Native American art.

Projects are tailored to intern expertise, interests, and the needs of the department. Projects may include but are not limited to: research and planning for special exhibition and gallery installations, collection research and writing, archival work, and other curatorial tasks.

Eligibility Requirements:
The successful applicant will be committed to the study of Native American art and culture.

Interns must be a current college or university student in art history, museum studies, Native American studies, anthropology, or a related field.

Interns are responsible for 240 hours of work. Interns generally work 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Wages and Housing:
This internship is generously funded by the Mellon Foundation. Interns receive a $10,000 stipend for 240 hours of work. Generally, this is 20 hours of work for 12 weeks. The internship may be completed in a shorter amount of time if scheduling permits.

Housing is the responsibility of the intern. The FJJMA can offer suggestions based on previous interns’ housing.

Application Procedures:
Students must submit a complete application that includes the application form, resume or cv, two letters of recommendation, and writing samples described in the application. Applicants must indicate on the form whether they are applying for a summer or fall 2019 internship.

Finalists will be interviewed in person or over the phone.

Download the Mellon internship application form: http://www.ou.edu/fjjma/learn---engage/internships

For more information, see: http://www.ou.edu/fjjma/learn---engage/university/student/mellon-foundation

Applications should be mailed or emailed to:
Melissa Ski, Director of Learning + Engagement
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
University of Oklahoma
555 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019
[email protected]

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.