Work at the Tang

Are you a Skidmore student interested in museum work? Here, you’ll learn about for-credit and paid internships, and the Tang’s year-long endowed internships.
Anchor name: Internships For Credit

Internships for Academic Credit

Internships for academic credit at the Tang are available each semester, in each department, on a case-by-case basis. Internship Proposals are crafted by students in coordination with the student’s academic advisor and a Tang staff member who will be the student’s on-site supervisor. Previous Tang internships have focused on creating lessons for our outreach program for schools and libraries; writing for the curatorial department; conducting research for collections; curating exhibitions; and assisting with museum conferences.

Internship proposals need to reflect an agreement that meets the student’s interests, the expectations of the Skidmore faculty sponsor (who will evaluate the internship for credit and for a grade), and the on-site supervisor (who will guide the student’s activities at the Tang). It usually takes two to three weeks for a student to secure all the necessary information and approvals for an internship proposal.

To begin the process, students should contact their academic advisor and email Tang Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami at tyoshika@skidmore.edu. For application details, guidelines, and forms visit Skidmore’s Office of Academic Advising.

Paid Internships

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The Tang employs Skidmore College students in various part-time internships year-round. Students across all disciplines interested in museum work are encouraged to apply.

Curatorial Intern

Work with the Curatorial Department on many aspects of exhibition development. Responsibilities include:

Design Intern

Work with the Tang’s Designer to craft print and digital material for events and exhibitions. Responsibilities include:

Digital Media Intern

Work with the Tang Online Content Coordinator to help produce and deploy media across the Tang Museum’s website and social media accounts. Responsibilities include:

Education Intern

Work with the Tisch Educator on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include:

Public Programming Intern

Work with the Assistant Director for Engagement to develop and carry-out programming for the college and public audiences. Responsibilities include:

Registrarial Intern

Work with the Senior Museum Registrar and the Collections Registrar. The Registrarial Intern will receive training to assist with a variety of tasks related to artworks on exhibit and gain knowledge of collections stewardship. Responsibilities include:

Tang Guides

Work with the Special Events and Publications Manager as a gallery ambassador and tour guide, and gain valuable real-world experiences interacting with visitors. Responsibilities include:

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Endowed Internships

The Tang’s endowed internships are year-long pre-professional programs for Skidmore students interested in museum careers.

Winter Internship | Marchand Internship | Jacobs Internship | Charina Endowment Fund Internship

Anchor name: Winter Internship

The Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Endowed Internship at the Tang Museum is a one-year, pre-professional internship for a Skidmore senior. This unique work experience will function as a bridge between Skidmore College and post-graduate life by providing academic and practical experience during the senior year as well as a post-graduate job for the summer after graduation. This paid internship is comprised of an 8 hour-a-week position during the academic year, and a 20-hour-a-week position during the summer after graduation. The intern has the opportunity to work in multiple departments, determined by the needs of the museum and the student’s interest.

Regardless of which department the student works in, one of the Winter Intern’s primary responsibilities will be researching, planning, and coordinating the annual Winter-Miller Endowed Lecture. Most of this work will be done in the fall, with the lecture taking place in early spring as a capstone event for the Winter Intern. This is a full-year internship program. Students applying must commit to working the full two-semester academic year and subsequent summer.

Check out what past Winter Interns have done:

Roman Cohen ’22 | Nathan Bloom ’21 | Caroline Coxe ’20 | E.B. Sciales ’19 | Rachel Rosenfeld ’18 | Sanjana Gothi ’17 | Emily Manges ’16 | Imaan Riaz ’15 | Celia Caldas ’14 | Rachel Aisenson ’13 | Alec Unkovic ’12

Anchor name: Marchand Internship

The Carole Marchand ’57 Endowed Internship is a one-year museum experience for a Skidmore junior. This unique work experience will function as an introduction to post-graduate life by providing academic and practical experience during the junior year as well as a summer museum job.

This paid internship is divided into two parts: an 8 hour-a-week position during the academic year that will provide experience working in a Tang Museum department (Administrative, Curatorial, Engagement, or Collections); and a 20-hour-a-week position during the summer after the student’s Junior year. Specifics about the department and individual projects are determined by the needs of the museum and the student’s interest. This is a full-year internship program. Students applying must commit to working the full two-semester academic year and subsequent summer.

Check out what past Marchand Interns have done:

Paul Seggev ’23 | Geraldine Santoso ’22 | Jane Cole ’21 | Serena Hildebrandt ’20 | Dayna Joseph ’19 | Laila Morgan ’18 | Evian Pan ’17

Anchor name: Jacobs Internship

The Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63 Endowed Internship is a one-year, pre-professional internship for a Skidmore junior or senior in the Tang Museum’s Education Department. The unique experience functions as a bridge between college and the world beyond. The Jacobs internship is open to all majors at Skidmore College and does not require previous work experience at the Tang.

This year-long paid internship is divided into two parts: an 8 hour-a-week position during the academic year that will provide experience working in either the Education Department’s K-12 or College and Public Programs area; and a 20-hour-a-week position during the following summer (after graduation for seniors). Students applying must commit to working the full two-semester academic year and subsequent summer.

Check out what past Jacobs Interns have done:

Maya Gmach ’22 | Maria Staack ’22 | Kira Lee-Mundschau ’20 | Monica Andrews ’19 | Geoffrey Greene ’18

Anchor name: Charina

The Charina Endowment Fund Endowed Internship is a one-year, pre-professional internship for a Skidmore junior or senior. The intern will work primarily in the Tang’s Curatorial department with access to collaborate with the Registration department. The intern’s work will be focused on the Tang’s collection of approximately 16,500 objects, representing a wide variety of materials, subject matter, and time periods and filled with oddities of material culture and masterworks by renowned contemporary artists alike.

This unique work experience will function as a bridge between Skidmore College and post-graduate life by providing academic and practical experience as well as a summer museum job. This paid internship is comprised of an 8-10-hour-a-week position during the academic year, and a 20-hour-a-week position during the summer (after graduation for seniors). Exact responsibilities will be determined by the needs of the museum and the student’s interest. This is a full-year internship program. Students applying must commit to working the full two-semester academic year and subsequent summer.

Check out what past Jacobs Interns have done:

Madeleine Ward-Schultz ’22 | Evan Little ’22

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