Internships


Summer 2015 Internship Program

The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:

  • Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs and intern interests
  • Lead summer camp tours through Museum special exhibitions and the Museum Collection
  • Participate in meetings with art world professionals and visit regional arts institutions
  • Engage in weekly readings, writing assignments, and discussions of current art historical and museum studies issues
  • Organize an exhibition of artworks from the Museum Collection

 

Terms and Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.

Interns will receive $1,500 a stipend.

Internship Dates: June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Application Deadline: March 27, 2015

Applications must include all materials listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application materials will not be returned. 

  • Norton Museum of Art Intern Application
  • A typewritten personal statement of up to 500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender.  Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by March 27, 2015.
  • Resumé
  • Official college transcript 

 

All internship applications should be mailed to:

Norton Museum of Art
Attn: Adelia Gregory
1451 S Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact Adelia Gregory, Assistant Curator of Education for Public Programs, at (561) 832-5196 x1132 or gregorya@norton.org.


 

Finance Summer Intern 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The main focus of the Finance Intern for summer 2015 will be to develop a set of relevant museum metrics against which the Norton can measure its own performance.  A variety of data will be available from different sources; the intern will examine and analyze this data to determine the appropriateness of its application to similar data for the Norton.  The intern will also need to contact other institutions to ask questions and clarify information. 

The Norton sponsors another summer internship program which is more oriented towards the arts. The Finance Intern may also participate in some of the general aspects of this program, such as field trips and conversations with curators, if desired and if the project work is on target.

The project requires a high degree of analytical ability, as well as good communication and computer skills.


ELIGIBILITY AND TERMS
This internship is open to graduate students at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year.  The students should be enrolled or planning to enroll in a school of public or arts administration, business administration, or a similar program.

The term of this internship is June 15 – August 7, 2015, with some flexibility in these dates.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with an hour for lunch.  This internship is sponsored by the Finance Committee of the Norton Museum of Art, and is paid @ $15 an hour.  Housing, transportation, and any other financial needs are the responsibility of the intern.
 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Applications must include all materials listed below to be considered.  Application materials will not be returned. 

Download Norton Museum of Art Intern Application
A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender.  Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by April 10, 2015.
Resume
Official college transcript 

Application materials must be postmarked by Friday, April 10, 2015.

Mail completed applications to:

John Safranek, Chief Financial Officer
Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

The Internship Program is generously underwritten in part by Lois Ebin in honor of Ruth H. Rosenberg, with additional support from the Mr. and Mrs. E. William Aylward Endowment and The Chastain Charitable Foundation Endowment.