LATEST INTERNSHIP/OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you a student who wants hands-on experience working in the museum field? Are you passionate about AANHPI communities and history? You're in luck! The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) is accepting applications until June 9, 2023 for their Fall internships.
The Center works to redefine and expand the traditional museum model to transform how museums can be places for civic engagement, critical and constructive dialogue, and social justice. Through programs that invite visitors to inquire, discover, and learn via direct exchanges with artists, scholars, and cultural practitioners, we engage the public through events that recognize art, history, and culture as vehicles that can bring everyone together.
They will consider undergraduate students (current sophomores, juniors and seniors), graduate students, recent graduates, and high school students. All majors are welcome. Internships take place over the course of 10 weeks, are part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) and have flexible start & end dates and weekly schedules. APAC offers modest internship stipends every semester--funding is limited and highly competitive. Interns may also receive academic credit through their universities. We encourage all applicants to research scholarship opportunities that support internships at their universities. The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships also offers funded opportunities through several scholarship programs .
For more information and the application process, visit Internships at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center .
To strengthen its reputation as a world class internship program, the Smithsonian's Office of Academic Appointments and Internships (OAAI) has created a helpful list of all possible Smithsonian internships options on the OAAI opportunities page . Use the search box to search for internships by keyword or topic or the drop-down menu to see opportunities for individual units or museums. For more general information about Smithsonian internships and the application process, visit the Prospective Interns page .
Internships at art, architecture, and other kinds of institutions are a great way for students pursuing degrees in Art and Architectural History and Museum Studies to explore employment possibilities relevant to those fields. Internships are generally unpaid, and students must take the initiative in finding and applying for them. A number of possibilities, both on and off campus, are listed on this website, including a few that are taken as courses in other departments. More can be found in the downloadable Internship Opportunities flyer and internships are often advertised in the History of Art & Architecture Newsletter for majors and minors in the department. Students also use their own initiative in finding other internship opportunities.
Students can earn academic credit for internships under five course numbers in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture: ARTHI 192A, B, C, D, and E. Each course can be taken for one to four units, and students can take a maximum of twelve units total in these courses throughout their time at UCSB. ARTHI 192A-D internships are on campus, ARTHI 192E internships are off campus. Application instructions for ARTHI 192A-C are indicated below; those for ARTHI 192D-E depend on the entities or institutions to which students apply. After securing an internship, students will need to submit an Internship Proposal Form for course enrollment and credit, but should consult with their faculty or staff supervisors at UCSB before doing so. Those who need further guidance can contact the Undergraduate Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org .
ARTHI 192A-B (optional grading)
Art, Design & Architecture Museum / Architecture and Design Collection Internships
AD&A Museum Internships (ARTHI 192A) vary based on availability and student interest; options include internships in the Architecture and Design Collection (ARTHI 192B). Students intern for the full academic year and attend a weekly seminar; applications are accepted during spring quarter for the following year. For application information, contact the 2022-2023 Intern Coordinator, Letícia Cobra Lima, email@example.com . Four units earned through these internships may be applied to the Museum Studies emphasis or minor. If taken for a letter grade the units may also be applied to the other HAA major and minor tracks. Otherwise, students receive only units.
AD&A Museum Education and Outreach Program
Students applying for an AD&A Museum internship can indicate this program as one of the options to which they would like to be assigned. The Education and Outreach Program (EOP) program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of K-12 students in the Santa Barbara area by introducing them to Art and Architectural History. Interns make presentations and guide students in classroom activities. Together with the EOP Coordinator, they curate the annual Kinder Art exhibition. For more information, contact the 2022-2023 EOP Coordinator, Letícia Cobra Lima, firstname.lastname@example.org .
ARTHI 192C (pass/no pass grading)
Image Resource Center Internship
An internship in the Image Resource Center (IRC) aids in developing skills in visual technologies and/or object study for research and in education. The internship may be designed with a focus in one or more of these areas:
- image technology related to research in Art and Architectural History
- archival work with 35mm slides and potentially materials from the Architecture and Design Collection
- object study in collaboration with the AD&A Museum and COBRAL, including object storage, handling, transfer and display
To apply, send your resume, a list of related work experience and coursework, and a clear outline of your goals for an internship to: IRC.email@example.com . Applications are due four weeks before the beginning of the quarter in which the student intends to start working. For more information, contact the IRC via email or at (805) 893-2509.
ARTHI 192D-E (pass/no pass grading)
ARTHI 192D internships are on campus but administered by UCSB entities other than the AD&A Museum, ADC, or IRC. ARTHI 192E internships are off-campus at art, architecture, and other kinds of institutions.
Students should begin the process for getting academic credit in the quarter before they intend to start working as an intern. Once they have secured an internship, they should meet with their faculty supervisor, who will check that the internship is appropriate for academic credit and let them know the requirements. Four units earned through these internships may be applied to the Museum Studies emphasis or minor. Otherwise, students receive only units. For more information contact the Director of Museum Studies, Dr. Carole Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org , who usually serves as the faculty supervisor for these internships.
Other Internship Possibilities at UCSB
CHEADLE CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY & ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION (CCBER) (ARTHI 192D, pass/no pass grading)
Contact: Katja Seltmann, email@example.com or (805) 893-2401
Curatorial internships are available with the UCSB Herbarium and UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collections. The Natural History Collections Club observes and hosts events involving the various collections at the CCBER.
INTERNSHIP IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD-KEEPING AND COLLECTIONS (ANTH 178, optional grading)
Contact: Prof. Amber VanDerwarker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns serve as assistants in the department's Central Coast Information Center or Repository for Ethnographic and Archaeological Collections or both.
INTERNSHIP IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ANTH 183, optional grading)
Contact: Prof. Amber VanDerwarker, email@example.com
Interns serve as assistants or trainees in the archaeological programs of a governmental agency, a museum, or a private firm in the local area. In collaboration with the instructor and an extramural archaeologist, the student conceives a set of activities for the internship.
EXHIBITION STUDIES INTERNSHIP IN ART (ART 192ES)
Contact: Prof. Kim Yasuda, firstname.lastname@example.org
This internship provides pedagogical and practical support for students exhibiting work within the Art Building and other venues across campus such as Cheadle Hall and the University Library. Among other skills, the course will include intensive training in exhibition scheduling and curating, installation and display, the production of didactic supplements such as information sheets, wall texts and titles, methods of promotion as well as de-installation and art handling.
INDIGENOUS STUDIES INTERNSHIPS (CH ST 115N, optional grading)
Contact: Prof. Gerardo Aldana, email@example.com
Introduction to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and campus repatriation efforts toward compliance through supporting and/or contributing to the work of the UCSB Repository of Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections . Students learn about local indigenous community issues and allyship and acquire archival, collections, database and/or GIS experience based on interest. Internships comprise attendance at a one-hour seminar each week and flexible hours of supervised work.
Internship Possibilities in the Santa Barbara Area
*This is a selective list; there are many more galleries and museums in the Santa Barbara area. All courses taken off-campus must be taken as ARTHI 192E (pass/no pass grading) if the student would like to receive units for their internship. These units count towards general degree requirements, NOT major requirements, with the exception that the units may apply to Area A of the upper-division requirements of the History of Art & Architecture major with an Emphasis in Museum Studies or Museum Studies minor
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER (AIASB)
Contact: Tara Rizzi, Executive Director
229 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 966-4198
ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA
Contact: Allison Marcillac, Executive Director
229 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
email@example.com or (805) 965-6307
Contact: Marcello Ricci, Program Director
205C Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 965-7321
The Arts Fund, a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit committed to supporting artists and arts programming in our community, announces the availability of a limited number of internships. This is an opportunity for interested students (undergraduate or graduate) to learn about arts management while making a valuable contribution to the community. Internships are voluntary and unpaid and requires a quarter commitment and flexible schedule. Interns will gain experience in arts administration, gallery management, exhibit design and installation, fundraising and nonprofit administration.
Contact: Nichole LaViola, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
1387 E. Valley Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
email@example.com or (805) 565-5653, ext. 202
CASA DOLORES, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE POPULAR ARTS IN MEXICO
Contact: Sonia Khachikians
1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 963-1032
Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of an extensive variety of objects of the popular arts of Mexico. Our Collections Internship is set up to assist with the ongoing inventory of the collection and ongoing or upcoming exhibitions. Interns spend most of their time on collection inventory, cataloging, tagging, labeling, and researching artifacts, but may also assist with ongoing special projects. To apply for this internship, please submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to email@example.com .
Contact: Gena Dillon, Office Manager
P.O. Box 23557, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 564-3438
Contact: Sierra Butler, Receptionist
695 Ashley Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
email@example.com or (805) 969-3767, ext. 101
THE SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN, PRITZLAFF CONSERVATION CENTER GALLERY
Contact: Kate Davis, Interpretation and Evaluation Coordinator
1212 Mission Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 682-4726, ext. 160
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE
Contact: Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Third Floor, Rotunda Tower, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
email@example.com or (805) 568-3992
SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM (Collections)
Contact: Collections Department
136 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 966-1601, ext. 104
Gain experience in managing the museum's collections, which include prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles and other items of historical significance. Complete an inventory of objects, re-housing and arranging objects, conserving objects in archival boxes. Assist in collections registration by assigning accession numbers and object ID numbers, creating and digitizing catalog records.
SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM (Education)
Contact: Education Department
136 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
email@example.com or (805) 966-1601, ext. 108
The first gallery (the Sala) is dedicated to works of art; the exhibit changes every 4-6 months. Assist the director of education with tours and community outreach programs; develop, implement and market school programs; work with the volunteer docents; help create scripts for tours.
Contact: Emily Falke, Director of Collections & Exhibits/Curator
113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 456-8745
SANTA BÁRBARA MISSION ARCHIVE-LIBRARY (SBMAL)
2201 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Contact: Margot Dement, Human Resources Director
1130 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 884-6440
Internships vary, most require office or computer skills.
SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Contact: Human Resources
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
email@example.com or (805) 682-4711
SANTA BARBARA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION (SBTHP)
Contact: Danny Tsai, Director of Programs
123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 961-5374
The SBTHP offers internships in the following areas: Museum Education, Museum Curation, Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and Development and Public Relations.
SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY
Contact: Nathan Vonk
11 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
email@example.com or (805) 730-1460
Contact: Ralph and Diane Waterhouse
La Arcada Plaza, 1114 State Street, Suite 9, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 962-8885
Education Abroad Programs
Study Abroad for History of Art & Architecture Majors
The Department of History of Art & Architecture encourages its students to complete some portion of their undergraduate study through UCSB’s Education Abroad Program for HAA students . History of Art & Architecture majors can deepen their understanding of the art and culture of particular nations and regions by studying at a foreign university while adding an international dimension to their undergraduate education. Because all courses taken through EAP are accepted as UC courses, students may spend as much as a year of study at a foreign university with no loss of time completing their degrees. Honors majors have the extraordinary opportunity to use their period abroad for first-hand research on their honors thesis projects.
Find additional information at UCSB Education Abroad Program .
Art History Club
The Art History Club is a space to meet and bond with students in the department through activities such as museum and gallery visits. The club will also create a platform for students to learn about the department, career paths, get to meet graduate students and professors, and hear art talks.
An art history major or minor is not a requirement for membership meetings but events will be curated toward the needs and interests of art history majors.
Interested? Scan the QR code on the left to fill out a Google form with your contact information and follow the Art History Club at @arthistoryucsb for updates and details!