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Important Information: These internships will all be conducted remotely.

On-campus Internships

Contact Name: Katie Zulueta
Email: kzulueta@uci.edu
Instructions:
The Registrar's Office at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (IMCA) is accepting applications for student intern positions for the Fall 2021 Quarter.

Description: The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all objects in IMCA’s collection, oversees all artworks entering and leaving the museum, and is responsible for the care of the collection. The internship provides an opportunity to learn about best practices in museum registration and collections management and will gain an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a museum registrar.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

- entering data into the museum collections database (EmbARK)
- conducting copyright research
- generating condition reports and shipping receipts
- archiving files for incoming loans, outgoing loans and exhibitions

The ideal candidate is motivated, detail oriented, meticulous in gathering and entering information, and comfortable with computer work. The internship will begin the week of September 27th and requires a minimum of 10 hours a week during the quarter.

This compensatory internship is open to all undergraduate students.

To apply: Email cover letter and résumé to Katie Zulueta, Assistant Museum Registrar (kzulueta@uci.edu) no later than Tuesday, August 31st, at 5pm.

UCI Art History Internships Funded by the Steckler Family Art History Initiative

Apply here: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IVUKCH6OREVvts

On Site: Intern to work with local art historian, Roni Feinstein Fall 2022

Deadline: October 1st at 11:59 pm

All Humanities majors who have completed one UCI Art History course or who are currently enrolled in at least one UCI Art History course are eligible. Art History majors and minors and archaeology minors will have priority over other majors. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials for the Undergraduate Researcher here:

 1. Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications
 2. Your unofficial transcript including your Art History and overall GPA at UCI. Please provide a brief explanation If your GPA is lower than 3.0.
 3. Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience.
 4. The name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address of someone who could act as a reference. Reference may be from your high school, community college, other univ/college, or other UCI dept and does not need to be from a faculty member. A written recommendation is not required. Reference may be contacted at our discretion.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1,100 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of:

  • A one-page summary to be written by the intern describing the experience including what was learned, what skills were developed, and what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, to be published on the website.
  • A confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to jjchoy@uci.edu and
  • A confidential assessment of the how the internship experience could be improved.

About the Internship

Roni Feinstein is an art historian, Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, who has long worked as an independent scholar engaged in divergent activities--writing, teaching, curating, and more. Late in 2019, she became aware of a Ukrainian-born artist and designer, Mila Gokhman, who has been wholly unknown since coming to Southern California in 2000. Gokhman had enjoyed a considerable reputation in her native Kyiv, as well as in St. Petersburg and Tallinn (Estonia), during the latter part of the 20th Century. Her innovative leather assemblages, paper collages, and leather jewelry and accessories were exhibited in major museums and covered extensively in the Eastern European press. In 2000, Feinstein developed a website for Gokhman, and this November, a major article she wrote on Gokhman's work will appear in Woman's Art Journal, published by Rutgers University. A museum and several New York galleries have recently expressed interest in Gokhman's artistic production.

The role of the Intern will be to help organize the work and chart the career of Gokhman at this exciting moment, which will see her move from obscurity into the light. The intern will be required to work with Feinstein in her home in Corona del Mar; at the warehouse in Irvine, where much of Gokhman's art is stored; as well as in the artist's apartment in Stanton (about a half hour's drive from UCI). A car (or Ubers) will be necessary. The Intern will help with the further cataloguing of Gokhman's work, so will learn art registration methods, and will have hands-on experience in handling works of art.

A must for the Intern will be a strong familiarity with social media so that Gokhman’s Intagram and Facebook accounts can be established and updated with considerable frequency. A commitment to maintain these accounts will be an essential component of the Intern’s assistance in supporting the art and career of this emerging, 88-year-old Ukrainian-American artist.

Apply for this internship here.

Remote: Development Intern at the Museum of the African Diaspora

Deadline: October 7th at 11:59 pm

All Humanities majors who have completed one UCI Art History course or who are currently enrolled in at least one UCI Art History course are eligible. Art History majors and minors and archaeology minors will have priority over other majors. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials for the Development Intern here:

 1. Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications
 2. Your unofficial transcript including your Art History and overall GPA at UCI. Please provide a brief explanation If your GPA is lower than 3.0.
 3. Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience.
 4. The name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address of someone who could act as a reference. Reference may be from your high school, community college, other univ/college, or other UCI dept and does not need to be from a faculty member. A written recommendation is not required. Reference may be contacted at our discretion.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1,100 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of:

  • A one-page summary to be written by the intern describing the experience including what was learned, what skills were developed, and what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, to be published on the website.
  • A confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to jjchoy@uci.edu and
  • A confidential assessment of the how the internship experience could be improved.

Position Title: Development Department Intern
Reports To: Chief Development Officer
Commitment: Varies
Start Date: Varies

Position Summary 
The Development Intern will support the 2022 Afropolitan Ball, MoAD’s annual fundraising event. Additional responsibilities will include donor acquisition research; preparing donor materials; supporting archival needs; and additional support as needed. The intern is encouraged to attend at least one virtual public program produced by MoAD. This is an opportunity to learn about the mission of the museum and better contextualize the work the intern will be doing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support Fall Donor Events 
    • 2022 Afropolitan Ball 
      • Research potential invitees 
      • Prepare invitation packets 
      • Post-event processing
    • Philanthropy Events at MoAD 
    • Director’s Circle at Art Basel Miami 
      • Prepare guest list
      • Create invitation 
      • Coordinate tickets, reception, etc. 
      • Follow up 
  • Donor Acquisition Research Projects 
    • Contacts for Affinity Groups (Regionally and Nationally) 
      • Lawyers Associations 
      • Doctors Association 
      • Tech Groups 
        • Fraternities/Sororities 
    • And more
  • Digital Donor Material 
    • Prepare donor information packets 
    • Prepare new member packets 
  • Additional Support as Needed 


Qualifications

  • Affinity for MoAD’s mission 
  • Interest in museums and/or contemporary art
  • Knowledge of standard office computer skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks 


Working Conditions
This position will be remote and entirely virtual. Intern will be responsible for all digital connectivity.

About MoAD
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is based in San Francisco and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures across the globe. 

On Site Digital Mural Lab Internship Venice, CA - Social and Public Art Resource Center Intern

Apply here: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6uo7cBKvOjqv4sm

Deadline: October 10th at 11:59 pm

Please note that SPARC is located in Venice, CA and will be requiring an in person intern. 

 

All Humanities majors who have completed one UCI Art History course or who are currently enrolled in at least one UCI Art History course are eligible. Art History majors and minors and archaeology minors will have priority over other majors. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials for the SPARC Internship here:

 1. Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications
 2. Your unofficial transcript including your Art History and overall GPA at UCI. Please provide a brief explanation If your GPA is lower than 3.0.
 3. Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience.
 4. The name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address of someone who could act as a reference. Reference may be from your high school, community college, other univ/college, or other UCI dept and does not need to be from a faculty member. A written recommendation is not required. Reference may be contacted at our discretion.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1,100 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of:

  • A one-page summary to be written by the intern describing the experience including what was learned, what skills were developed, and what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, to be published on the website.
  • A confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to jjchoy@uci.edu and
  • A confidential assessment of the how the internship experience could be improved.

About the Internship

The Social and Public Art Resource Center aims to produce, preserve, and promote activist and socially relevant artwork; to devise and innovate excellent art pieces through participatory processes; and ultimately, to foster artistic collaborations that empower communities who face marginalization or discrimination. Today they have contemporized the historic processes through the incorporation of technology in the UCLA@SPARC Digital/Mural Lab where they produce large scale imagery both painted and digitally printed, work with communities across the country and internationally over the internet, and continue to innovate new materials that seek permanence in outdoor environments. The programs have been widely emulated across the country and internationally as we continue to stay on the cutting edge of innovation of large-scale public art works and community interactive processes. Organizations like SPARC maintain the spirit and substance of transformation we need no more than ever in the city and country, by visualizing change through the arts and by engaging our communities in much needed civic discourse.

Digital Mural Lab Internship Needs:

  • Support in continued research for the Great Wall Expansion Project.
  • Be involved in helping develop a timeline (for our platforms: Scalar and powerpoint collected images)
  • Assist in tracking major historical movement moments from the 1960s - present day
  • Tracking history specific to California also looking to national or global moments that shed light on narratives/ voices that make up the fabric of America-
  • Researching Marginalized Community Stories  
  • Being an integral part of assisting SPARC Team with researching stories that shine a light on these important stories and building a timeline that will help support the Artistic Team as they conceptualize visual narratives for the monument.

Other non Artistic Internship Needs that may arise:

  • Assist with the creation of the Tour Project
  • (Learn about SPARC and potentially help with tours)
  • Revising, writing, non artistic aspects of SPARC
  • Grant Activities
  • Help in the Gallery 

For more information about SPARC, please visit https://sparcinla.org