Guidelines for Intern Applicants


Internships are limited to Rutgers students. Undergraduate students from any department at Rutgers and graduate students who have completed their first year in a Master's or Ph.D program in art history, archaeology, or related field, are eligible to apply. Priority is given to graduate students in art history who are enrolled in the Curatorial Studies Certificate Program.


The 2013-14 program is scheduled in accordance with the academic calendar at Rutgers and runs from September through December, January through May, and July through August.

How to apply

Before submitting an application, please carefully review the instructions below. Mellon Summer interns must apply through the Department of Art History. Applications for the spring, summer, and fall semesters are accepted throughout the year and reviewed before the start of each semester. Applications must be complete to be considered and are not accepted after the deadline.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be emailed to

Hard copy applications are accepted and should be mailed to:

Zimmerli Internship Program
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Applications must include the following materials:

A personal statement describing your specific interest in the internship program and how a museum internship relates to your larger educational and career goals. If you are interested in curatorial work, please indicate a specific curatorial field (American art, European art, Russian and Soviet art, modern and contemporary art, prints and drawings, or photography) and describe your experience in the field, including any relevant coursework and languages.

C.V. or Resume

A letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or department chair who will arrange for you to receive credit for your internship. If sent via email, please ask your referee to include your name in the subject line of the email.

All applicants are notified via email when the complete application is received; selected applicants are contacted for interviews. All applicants are notified of their status no later than two weeks after the close of the applications. Accepted interns are required to participate in an orientation program during their first week at the museum.

The summer internship program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.