Education and Collection Internships

Trinkett Clark Internship

Available in the summer

Founded to honor the life, work, and vibrant spirit of the late Trinkett Clark, a museum curator and the first wife of H. Nichols B. Clark, The Carle’s Founding Director and Chief Curator Emeritus. This internship provides a unique opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts or museums. Participants get practical experience in curation, collections management, and museum education.   

The Trinkett Clark intern will focus on exhibition, collections, and education Department-specific initiatives developed with the chief curator and the director of education. Participants gain familiarity with the Museum’s database and a body of research and written descriptions of artworks. The project outcome of the internship is a thematic book exhibition in the Reading Library.

Interns attend weekly collection department meetings, monthly all-staff meetings, and gain an understanding of how different museum departments function within the organization through specially planned intern sessions. 

The internship, which includes the month of July, runs eight weeks beginning with a mutually determined start date and requires a 25-hour-a-week commitment. Demonstrated strong research and writing skills, and experience with databases, are required. A love of picture books is important! This program pays $3,000. Applications must be submitted electronically by March 1.

Art Studio Internship

This internship was last offered in summer 2022 and is not currently available 

The Art Studio is a creative drop-in space, where guests of all ages participate in open-ended art projects. Interns play an important role in furthering the aims and values of the Art Studio: to provide a highly accessible space, to celebrate materials through open-ended exploration, to promote collaboration, and to pursue sustainable art-studio practices. Interns work closely with The Carle’s art educators to build their knowledge of the pedagogy and administration that underpins the day-to-day running of the Art Studio.