Internships

Internships at LACMA

Collections Management Internship

Curatorial Internship

Collections Management Internship

Registrar & Collection Information Internships  

 


Collections Management Internship
Year-Round
Costume and Textiles Department

The Costume and Textiles Department accepts applications for student interns on an ongoing basis following the academic calendar.

Description

Collections Management ensures works of art in storage areas are accessible, housed in standardized environmental conditions, and are preserved while in storage. Under the supervision of the Senior Collections Administrator, the internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about collections care and long term preservation goals specific to costumes and textiles. An intern may gain experience in the preparation of archival materials for artwork housing, creating archival enclosures for artwork and other artifacts, conducting inventories of collection storerooms, the integrated pest management program, monitoring environmental conditions of collection storerooms, and other projects that may develop. The internship is appropriate for post-graduate and graduate students from the following majors: costume studies, fashion studies, material culture, museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, library science, or pre-program conservation studies. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Carcione, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email carcione@lacma.org.

Deadlines for Application

  • October 15 for winter/spring semester
  • March 15 for summer
  • June 15 for fall semester  

Curatorial Internship
Year-Round
Costume and Textiles Department

The Costume and Textiles Department accepts applications for student interns on an ongoing basis following the academic calendar.

Description

Curators are responsible for the collecting, interpretation, and display of artwork. Under the supervision of the Assistant Curator, the internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about handling, documenting, and researching objects while gaining greater knowledge and hands-on experience within a renowned encyclopedic collection of costume and textiles. Projects that an intern may be exposed to include organizing and documenting objects through the cataloging process, managing digital images for documentation, researching objects, handling objects and rare-books materials, preparing archival storage units, and others that may develop. This internship is appropriate for post-graduate and graduate students from the following majors: costume studies, fashion studies, material culture, museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, and history. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Carcione, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email carcione@lacma.org.

Deadlines for Application

  • October 15 for winter/spring semester
  • March 15 for summer
  • June 15 for fall semester  

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 learn about projects related to collections care and long term preservation goals. Projects that an intern may be exposed to include: the preparation of archival materials for artwork housing, creating archival enclosures for artwork and other artifacts, conducting inventories of collection storerooms, the integrated pest management program, monitoring other environmental conditions of collection storerooms, and others that may develop. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for college juniors and seniors, graduate, and post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, library science or pre-program conservation studies. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Martha Rocha, Administrative Assistant,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., los Angeles, CA 90036; or email mrocha@lacma.org; or send a fax 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)

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 learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects,  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.  This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.

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 mrocha@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)