Internships

Internships at LACMA

Collections Management Internship

Registrar & Collection Information Internships  

 


Collections Management Internship
Year-Round
Collections Management

Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.

Description
Collections Management ensures works of art in storage areas are accessible, housed under proper environmental conditions and are properly protected while in storage. The internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work on projects related to preparation of archival materials for housing artwork, conduct inventories and relocation updates of artwork, and assist in maintaining and monitoring environmental conditions in all permanent collection storerooms. The internship will expose students to multiple facets of collections care and long term preservation goals.

Eligibility Requirements
The volunteer intern must be able to complete 240 hours within a fourteen-week period, be computer literate and be a college junior, senior or graduate-level status. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, library science or pre-program conservation studies. Academic credit can be arranged. Hours are flexible between 8am and 6 pm Monday through Friday.

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of basic museum collections management practices, collections care, documentation, information systems, and have the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in pursuing a museum career.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Samantha Forsko, Collections Management Technician,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., los Angeles, CA 90036; or email  sforsko@lacma.org.; or send a fax to (323) 857-4754.

Deadlines for Application
November 1 for spring semester (January-May)

April 1 for summer (June, July, August)

July 1 for fall semester (September-December)


Registrar & Collection Information Internships
Year-Round
Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.

Description
The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum.  The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work on projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, assisting with incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics.

Eligibility Requirements
The volunteer intern must be able to complete 240 hours within a fourteen-week period, be computer literate, and have junior, senior or graduate-level status. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged. Hours are flexible between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of basic museum collections management practices, collections care, documentation, information systems, and have the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in pursuing a museum career. 

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Russell, Registrar's Office, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email jmeraz@lacma.org; or send a fax to to 323 857-6213.

Deadlines for Application

  • November 1 for spring semester (January–April)
  • March 1 for summer (May-August)
  • July 1 for fall semester (September–December)