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Internships

Thank you for your interest in The Museum at FIT's internship program.

The museum costume department is currently seeking an intern to assist with photo-research, and rights and reproductions for an upcoming museum publication. Some additional research projects are possible on an as-needed basis.
This internship will be conducted remotely.
Deadline to apply: September 14.
 

 

The Museum at FIT is dedicated to advancing knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

Interns work directly within a host department, contributing to the museum's exhibitions, outreach, and management. Positions are available during the academic year, based on the projected workload of the host department and the qualifications and experience of the candidate. All positions are volunteer and are unpaid.

Internships include appointments in the following departments: Conservation, Registrars Office, Museum Digital Media, and Education and Public Programming.

Eligibility

Internships are open to graduate students pursuing a degree in a related field. Candidates should have a genuine interest in fashion.

How to apply

Applications must include the following: 

  • Application Form
  • Full resume of education and employment. 
  • One academic recommendation (3 recommendations for conservation). 
  • A cover letter describing the candidates interest in museum work and reasons for applying to the internship program.
  • A letter from the candidates school recognizing the internship and attesting that he or she is a student, whose course of instruction leads to a degree.

Application materials for all internships should be submitted to:

The Museum at FIT
Internship Program
[email protected]

Costume & Accessories 

The Costume Collection consists of more than 35,000 objects dating from the mid-18th century to the present. The collection has a strong emphasis on contemporary women’s fashion, but also includes menswear, active sportswear, and lingerie. The Accessories Collection consists of approximately 15,000 objects that date from the mid-17th century to the present, with particularly strong holdings of designer accessories from the second half of the 20th century. In addition to exhibitions, the collections are a research resource for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

Interns in the Costume and Accessories Departments will report primarily to the collections and education assistant, working on object photography and other collections maintenance projects. Interns may be asked to work on object-based research as needed. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Permanent collection flat storage assessment, photo inventory, and consolidation of storage space
  • Vacuuming the study collection room, racks, and study collection fur objects
  • Continuing the digitization of the “Designer Files Database”
  • Pulling and storing study collection objects for FIT courses

Start and end dates are negotiable. One full day (9:00am-4:00pm) a week is preferred.

 

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