McCrindle Academic Year Internships

The Princeton University Art Museum offers an academic-year paid internship program for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students. Academic-year internship candidates apply to work on a specific project.

2019-20 Projects:

American Art: To assist with research, organization, and possible catalogue writing for anticipated traveling exhibition Object Lessons: American Art from Princeton; graduate student requested.

European Painting: To research seventeenth--century Dutch paintings and update the object files.

Information and Technology: (two positions):

To work on several projects ranging from cataloguing works of art to digitizing conservation records; the interns will be exposed to the many applications of digital technology in a 21st century museum.

Modern and Contemporary Art: To develop installations for the collection galleries, research areas include modernism in Africa or Latin America, but could also include European or American modernism, as well as contemporary practices; strong research and writing skills are essential; research fluency in a second language is preferred.



Academic-year internships are generally restricted to Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, except in cases where projects require specialized expertise in a field not offered at Princeton. Applicants for all projects should have strong research and writing skills and should have completed at least some coursework in art history or a related field. Graduate students should obtain approval from their graduate supervisors and departmental administrator.


Undergraduates work up to 20 hours per week; graduate students are not to exceed 10 hours per week during the semester. Undergraduate students are paid approximately $13 per hour and graduate students are paid approximately $20 per hour.

Deadline and how to apply

By Friday, June 21, 2019, all application materials, including recommendation letters, should be submitted electronically to Veronica White.

Please include the following materials:

  • Cover letter describing your specific interest in the internship program, the specific project for which you are applying, and how your training and expertise relates to this project.
  • A C.V. or resumé.
  • Two letters of academic recommendation. These letters should be from professors or instructors who are familiar with your academic work. Please note that letters from Art Museum staff cannot be considered as part of your application package due to potential conflicts of interest. Please ask your letter writer to include your name in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • An official transcript. Official transcripts must be emailed directly from your school.

Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews.

The academic-year internship program is made possible by an endowment from the estate of Joseph F. McCrindle.