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Summer Internship Program for Freshmen and Sophomore Stanford Students

Spend the Summer at the Cantor!

Get paid to work behind the scenes at the Cantor Arts Center. Open to freshman and sophomore students.

Exhibitions Design
Learn what it takes to produce an exhibition. This is a great opportunity to acquire or augment skills in exhibition planning and design. Projects include creating and updating SketchUp design drawings based on the design plan for exhibitions, rotations, and special projects; producing scaled floor plans and elevations; creating scaled maquettes for use in gallery models; and assisting in the creation of prototypes and materials testing for exhibitions. You’ll also provide administrative and some operational support for the implementation of the exhibitions program. In addition to experience using the Microsoft Office Suite and the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), you should be proficient with computer aided draft/design programs (Sketchup) and able to read construction documents, shop drawings, and specification details.

Loans & Exhibitions
Learn about managing loans and exhibitions. This is an opportunity to acquire and expand skills related to museum registration, archival practices, data management and organization, and loan management. Projects and duties may include organizing, filing, and archiving loans and exhibitions files; creating finding aids for archived loan, and compiling documentation for exhibition archives. You’ll also provide additional administrative support to the exhibitions, registration and installation team. In addition to proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite, you should have strong written and oral communication skills, great organizational skills, and exhibit attention to detail.

Eligibility and Requirements:
No experience required, but enthusiastic interest in art and museums is necessary. Internships are open to freshmen and sophomore Stanford students of all majors. You must be a Stanford student to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate eagerness to learn and take on a variety of tasks; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and efficiently; attention to detail; and willingness to be a team player, collaborate, participate, and take direction.

Internships last approximately nine weeks and are 20 hours per week. Positions are scheduled to start Monday, June 24, 2019, but start and end dates can be flexible and negotiated between intern and supervisor.

Internships include a $2,500 stipend to help cover living expenses, such as housing, food, and transportation. Housing is not provided by the museum.


Apply by Friday, March 1 at 11:59 PM. Send any questions to Corazon Collen,

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