ICA Internship Descriptions
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Launched in 2014, The ICA Miami opened its new permanent home in Miami’s Design District in 2017.
The ICA’s internship program is awarded on a bi-annual basis and is project based. Each selected intern will be assigned projects commensurate with work experience and interests. All applicants should have a strong interest in contemporary art. Each will be awarded a $500 stipend for the duration of the internship. Parking accommodations in the Design District can be arranged. Academic credit can also be arranged with the cooperating academic institutions.
Registrar & Collections Intern
The internship is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the ICA’s permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The intern will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum collections management. This internship is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students from the following majors: Museum Studies, Art and Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, and Library Science.
Curatorial Research Intern
The Curatorial Research intern will gain an understanding of museum operations required to organize major and small exhibitions, and the various responsibilities of the curatorial team. Interns will work on research and writing projects related to ICA exhibitions, collection artists, and artworks, and assist with general administrative support for the curatorial department, such as preparing correspondence, filing and organizing, and responding to general inquiries from scholars and the public. Applicants should have a background and interest in contemporary art and demonstrate excellent research and writing skills as well as strong organizational and administrative skills. Ideal candidates would be graduate students from the following majors or related disciplines: Art and Art History, Museum Studies, Anthropology and Library Science.
Social Media Marketing InternThe Social Media Marketing Intern will assist the museum’s External Affairs department with strengthening ICA’s brand presence across various social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of social media and contemporary visual culture, the ability to write engaging content copy, and possess a meticulous attention to detail whether writing, researching or reporting. Preference will be given to candidates with some graphic design experience. The intern will also support staff with daily administrative and research operations. This internship is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students from the following majors and related disciplines: Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Art and Art History, Museum Studies, and Graphic Design.
The Development & Special Events intern will participate in a wide variety of the Development department’s day-to-day activities. Duties can include drafting funding proposals and reports, crafting letters to members and donors, conducting research on prospective funding sources, organizing direct mailings, and helping to maintain the membership database. The intern will also support staff working on special events, such as the museum gala and exhibition previews. Candidates should have computer and administrative skills, and possess a strong attention to detail. This internship is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students from the following majors and related disciplines: Art and Art History, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Administration and Museum Studies.
The Education intern will be working closely with ICA Miami Education staff to provide and develop inquiry-based curriculum for our Immersive Tour program. Internship duties include providing tours to our public audiences, attending plan meetings, developing projects and activities that tie into exhibition themes, working within department’s budget, ordering supplies, marketing events and supervising volunteers. Due to our school tour programming, this internship will require the candidate to work morning hours from 9 am to 12 pm. This internship is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students from the following majors and related disciplines: Art and Art History, Education, and Museum Studies.
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