Collections Intern (offsite)

Spring/Summer 2019
Apr 15, 2019

Department: Collections
Schedule: 2 to 5 days/week; Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM     
Dates Required: At least three months, beginning May 2019
Supervisor's Title: Director of Archive/Adjunct Curator

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.

Internship Description (OFFSITE)

The Intern will work directly with an ICP adjunct curator in an artist's archive in preparation for an upcoming ICP exhibition and catalogue. Will gain experience in scanning negatives; cataloguing objects (photographs, negatives, ephemera); adding keywords to database; conducting research on objects; organizing and housing objects; and will gain an understanding of the daily tasks relating to the maintenance of the archive.


Knowledge of history of photography, excellent research and writing skills, familiarity with databases, and an understanding of general museum practices. Must be able to follow detailed instructions. Must be interested in working with objects. Intern should be interested in photography of the 1970s and 80s, with a focus on gender, sexuality, and spirituality.


Besides gaining invaluable experience, interns benefit from school credit (when applicable); are invited to attend ICP seminars and special events; and are offered the opportunity to visit other related organizations. Tuition discounts for ICP courses, workshops and/or labs are provided, subject to internship hours completed and availability. 

Minimum Education Required

BA in museum studies, art history, library science, or related field. MA preferred.

How to Apply

Download and complete the Internship Application PDF.

The International Center of Photography is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.