Internships

Internships at LACMA

 

Corporate Partnerships Internship

Costume & Textiles Internship (Collections Management)

Costume & Textiles Internship (Costume Installation)

Collections Management Internship

Registrar & Collection Information Internships



Corporate Partnerships Internship
Spring/Summer 2017
Development

LACMA’s Corporate Partnerships Department works with major corporations and corporate foundations to raise critical funds for the museum’s exhibitions. This includes securing support for our educational programs; spanning music, film and technology, conservation, special projects, and annual events. The Corporate Partnerships intern will learn from the team about the full cycle of development at a major non-profit arts institution. The intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the development process from researching prospects, cultivation, solicitation, all the way through to fulfillment of grants and corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s Corporate Partners Evening and other special events.

Upper division students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, graduate students, or recent graduates with experience in communications, art history, business development, marketing and are interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting, are encouraged to apply.

Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Understand the process of prospecting, development, execution, and stewardship of corporate partnerships in support of our programs (music, film, and art), education initiatives, and corporate membership
  • Learn how to identify new potential sponsors through research and effective sponsorship solicitation strategies
  • Learn best practices for the creation of pitch materials for exhibitions, programs, and events
  • Understand how to research and write corporate foundation grant proposals
  • Learn how corporate sponsorship and membership payments are processed
  • Learn how to create content for donor publications and general communications outreach
  • Attend and support special fundraising events
  • Shadow the Corporate Partnerships team at meetings
  • Attend curator talks and Development meetings and learn about LACMA's mission, collection, and organizational systems

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to corporate@lacma.org by May 30, 2017.

 


Costume & Textiles Internship - Collections Management
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

The Costume and Textiles Department is undertaking a comprehensive inventory, digitization, and rehousing project of the collection. 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. The intern will gain experience in handling artworks, preparing archival materials for artwork housing, conducting inventories, and navigating the museum database.

Minimum Qualifications

This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for post-graduate and graduate students from the following majors: costume studies, material culture, museum studies, art history, or library science. Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree before the start of the internship.  Preference will be given to candidates currently in an academic program who have completed courses in costume and textiles history, collections management, fundamentals of conservation science, and have basic sewing skills. 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.

Applications will be accepted during the following periods:

  • February 1 - March 15 for summer
  • May 1 - June 15 for fall semester
  • September 1 - October 15 for winter/spring semester
Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled. 

Costume & Textiles Internship - Costume Installation
Spring 2017
Costume and Textiles Department

Description

Under the supervision of the Costume and Textiles Installation Specialist, the internship program is designed to provide an opportunity to learn about mounting costume for exhibition installation and photography. The intern will gain experience handling, researching, and using technical skills aimed at interpreting costume in a historically accurate manner and in line with a curator’s vision.

Minimum Qualifications

This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for post-graduate and graduate students in costume studies and textile conservation. Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree before the start of the internship and have advanced sewing skills.  Preference will be given to candidates currently in an academic program who have completed courses in costume and textiles history and conservation science, and have previous experience in a museum setting.  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. 

Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled. 


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, Registration and Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email regoffice@lacma.org.

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 Martha Rocha, Administrative Assistant, Registration and Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email regoffice@lacma.org.

Deadlines for Application

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