Collection Research Internship

The Collection Research intern will conduct research on the museum’s permanent collection and Midwest Photographers Project. The candidate will work closely with the Manager of Collections assisting in conducting research on collection items and writing scholarly texts on each to be published on the website.


The candidate must be student or recent graduate of an accredited instution pursuing a degree in Art, Art History, or a related field with thorough knowledge of the history of the photographic medium and its relevance in contemporary society. Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in the care and management of a photographic collection, and scholarship, are required. Must be able to work effectively with museum colleagues and the broader public, and possess excellent research and writing and skills.


This position unpaid and the number of hours worked per work during the calendar year is flexible. Arrangements for course credit may be made depending on eligibility. This is a part-time position at Columbia College Chicago without benefits. 

Interested parties may submit a cover letter and CV to Kristin Taylor, Manager of Collections, at