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The Friends of Education Summer Internship

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For more than a century, the Everson has been a leader in making art and culture as accessible as possible. From opening our doors to children in the early 1900s (unheard of!), to hiring IM Pei to design a “museum for the city” in the 1960s (the first!), to creating a fund to collect works by BIPOC artists in 2020 (newsworthy!), the Everson has made bold moves to make the museum a place where all are welcome and multiple perspectives encouraged.

Our journey to eliminating obstacles to the arts continues. The field of museum work has not been open to everyone equally. Internships, the essential first steps in one’s career path, are historically unpaid, creating a significant barrier to entry for those without financial means. In order to support equity and inclusion and provide valuable museum exposure for all interested in pursuing museum work, the Everson aspires to offer paid internships in the future. With your help, we hope to launch in summer 2023 with The Friends of Education Summer Internship. Our goal is to raise at least $25k in order to support a multi-year program.

The Friends of Education Summer Internship is a full-time, 12-week immersive position within the Everson’s Learning and Engagement Department. The internship award comes with a stipend of $7,500, professional development training, and one-on-one mentoring. The position is open to junior and senior undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, as well as adults who are not currently enrolled in higher education and at least 22 years old. Applicants must reside in New York; preference is given to applicants from the Central New York region.

In order to support equity and inclusion and provide valuable museum exposure for all interested in pursuing museum work, the Everson aspires to offer paid internships in the future.