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Summer Internships offer rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors diverse experiences at arts and culture organizations. Past interns have used their experiences for thesis projects, professional connections, and artistic endeavors. Some have opted to continue their work with the organization on a volunteer basis during the academic year. The Hurford Center currently supports four types of internships: Philly Partners, Self-Designed, Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Summer Museum Studies, and joint CPGC-HCAH partnerships.
- The Center provides a base stipend of $4300 for 8 to 10 weeks of summer work for Philly Partners interns, which goes toward food, housing, and other living expenses at each student’s discretion. Depending on the location of a Self-Designed Internship, the stipend may be adjusted for places with a higher cost of living. All students must include a detailed budget proposal along with their application. Download the Budget Calculator
- The Center will reimburse commuting costs for Philly Partners interns. Should students be working outside the Philadelphia area, the Center will provide travel costs to the host organization's city from Haverford, as well as any commuting costs once students are there.
- All Summer Interns work with Noemí Fernández to decide the best way to share their experiences with the broader community. This could include blogging the experience for the College website, tabling at the Fall and Spring HCAH info fairs, giving a Crosslisted presentation in the fall, creating a publication, or mounting a small exhibition, if appropriate.
Note: The Hurford Center staff has worked with other Philadelphia area organizations and may be able to help if a student does not see a Philly Partner that offers the sort of experience they are particularly interested in. The staff has contacts beyond the region as well.
Because these internships are competitive, the Center strongly encourages students to explore all four parts of the program and consider applying for multiple opportunities. Bryn Mawr students majoring at Haverford may apply.
Philly Partners Internships
Philadelphia is home to an extraordinary array of arts and culture institutions with national reputations. Students apply to this program through HCAH, and host organizations then set up interviews with students and make final selections for interns. Decisions can be expected mid-March.
Deadline: February 18, 2019
Open to current first-years, sophomores, and juniors. Students who already have been awarded a Philly Partners Internship are not eligible for a second one.
Students independently identify arts and culture opportunities across the country. These opportunities typically fall into one of two categories: already established internships at larger institutions (much like the PMA internship) or a self-created internship at smaller institutes or with individual artists that can include an apprenticeship. For the latter, students must make primary contact with the host organization/ project partner then craft a summer project proposal, detailing their intended role with the organization during the summer. All self-designed internship must be at least eight weeks. Stipends are based on eight to ten weeks of work.
For questions, contact Noemí Fernández.
Deadline: February 25, 2019
Open to current sophomores and juniors.
Asian Arts Initiative—Philadelphia, PA
Application Deadline: February 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Work on public arts programming, development, and marketing with a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people in the creation of art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian-Americans. Internship description and application information is on the CPGC website.
Woody Guthrie Center Archives—Tulsa, OK
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
CPGC and HCAH have paired up to offer an internship for a rising sophomore, junior, or senior at a unique social justice cultural organization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of a year-long fellowship program.
Under the supervision of the Woody Guthrie Center Archivist and the Woody Guthrie Center Education Manager, and with approval of the Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director, the student will focus on a community outreach/public engagement program and/or exhibit utilizing materials available in the archives to develop their theme. The archival collections of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and other special collections will serve as a basis for promoting social awareness of a selected issue still present in current social affairs.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Summer Museum Studies Internships
The Hurford Center funds all students who are accepted into The Philadelphia Art Museum's Museum Studies Internship Program (June 3–August 2, 2019).
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a leader in the training and mentoring of young museum professionals and future museum colleagues. The Museum Studies Internship Program provides interns with exposure to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of museum careers through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive regional, national and international pool of candidates.
Students apply directly to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; full details and application materials may be found on their site. In order to be eligible for Hurford Center support, you must send your application materials to HCAH Program Manager Noemí Fernández upon applying to the PMA.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a leader in the training and mentoring of young museum professionals and future museum colleagues. Every summer, the Museum Studies Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a metropolitan museum. This nine-week, Monday-to-Friday volunteer program promotes an awareness of the broad range of museum careers through experiences not available in most academic settings.
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Applications must be submitted to the Philadelphia Museum of Art directly and then to HCAH. Open to sophomores through graduating seniors.
HCAH Flaherty Seminar Student Fellowships
June 15-21, 2019
The Hurford Center is pleased to offer support for two students to attend the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running documentary film event in North America. Named after Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), considered by many to be the father of documentary film, the week-long seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image. The Hurford Center will cover all costs, including registration, travel, room, and board.
The Seminar, held at Colgate University June 15-21, 2019, is an intimate and intense experience where participants watch and discuss films from morning to night, in a weeklong communal living experience that includes meals, social hours, special events, and at least three screening sessions daily followed by discussion. Work presented at the Seminar is of exceptional artistic quality and includes narrative, experimental, installation, and new media works as well as documentaries. The films and filmmakers are not revealed beforehand, and the audience only learns what will be screened just before the lights go down in the theater, thus enabling everyone to view the work without preconception.
Different programmers are selected each year to shape the Seminar’s theme and objective, which relates to a regional or national cinema, examines a stylistic feature, or responds to current world events. The theme for summer 2019 is “Action,” programmed by Shai Heredia.
Learn more about the Seminar here: http://flahertyseminar.org/
Students: This opportunity is open to current Haverford students and TriCo students who have completed substantial coursework in film at Haverford. Applicants must be over the age of 21 to apply.
For more information, contact Program Manager Noemí Fernández at email@example.com.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Describe your interest in the Flaherty Seminar and this year’s theme in a substantial paragraph and indicate specific ways that your professional, teaching, scholarly, and/or creative interests might contribute to and benefit from the seminar. Save your file as a PDF, then email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.