Mellon Internships 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers paid summer internships for Emory University students. The internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Interns are selected by a committee of museum staff and faculty advisors. The internships are10 weeks in length, and students are paid a stipend of $5,000. The start and end dates for each internship will be mutually decided upon by intern and supervisor. Deadline for applying for the Mellon Internship is March 31, 2022 . 

Summer 2022 projects include:

  • Working with ​the Curator of Works on Paper, a Mellon intern will research recent gifts to the collection, particularly in the area of photography. Intern will also work to expand research in other areas and identify areas of intersection between the Works on Paper collection and other Emory collections, including those at Pitts Theology Library; the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; and the Oxford College Library. Along with researching individual works of art, the intern will also propose themes and groupings of objects and write texts for a virtual exhibition or featured collection on the museum’s website.  
  • A Mellon intern in the Office of Educational Programs will work with the Director of Education to develop educational materials for young audiences related to the permanent collections. The intern will develop new SmARTy Pack gallery guides and activities for families to use when they visit the galleries and new Artful Stories recordings and activity lesson plans for pre-school aged children in a school or home setting. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of video editing software ​(such as iMovie, Adobe Premiere, etc.) and experience with young children.