The Archive Internship

The deadline for submitting an application is DECEMBER 1, 2018 for the SPRING 2019 session.

The Benny Andrews Estate oversees the archive of the prolific artist, social justice activist, and dedicated educator, Benny Andrews (1930-2006). The Estate’s collection contains hundreds of Andrews’ original artworks, as well as an archive of his writings and photographs. As a non-profit foundation, our mission is to share and promote Andrews’ legacy by maintaining his archive and providing an educational resource about his life and work.

The Archive Internship provides an opportunity to gain practical experience working at a non-profit Artist’s Foundation and Artist’s Estate. The Archive Intern works closely with the Estate Manager / Archivist and assists in hands-on work with our collection of objects, photographs, writings and artworks. Each internship lasts 3-4 months (one school semester) and requires a commitment of at least 6 hours a week. The internship is unpaid. 

The Archive Intern’s duties and learning will focus on the following:

  • Create custom archival boxes for the collection

  • Research archival objects, photographs, writings and artworks from the collection

  • Maintain and expand our digital database

  • Prepare educational material for the Benny Andrews Estate website

The following qualifications are desired:

  • Ability to work independently

  • Highly organized with excellent research skills

  • Familiarity with art materials and handling artworks

  • Passion for creative practices, including contemporary art, art history and museum practices

To apply for the Archive Internship, please send the following to estatemanager @ bennyandrewsestate :

  • A brief cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the Benny Andrews Estate

  • A completed INTERNSHIP APPLICATION or a résumé covering your education, work history and relevant skills