Scholarships and Fellowships!

From CUNY’s Tuesday Brief:


Check out these Scholarships & Fellowships:

BASTA Fellowship: If you’re a first-generation college student, apply to get additional support through the job search process (deadline 3/12/21)

NYC Summer Bridge for All Coach: If you went to NYC public high school, get paid to support high school seniors through their transition after graduation (deadline 3/17/21)

New York Women in Communications Scholarship: Earn a scholarship and access to professional development, mentoring, and a diverse community of communications professionals (deadline 3/19/21)

CUNY Cultural Corps: Get matched with a paid internship in the cultural/arts sector just for CUNY students (deadline 4/5/21)

Don Lavoie Fellowship: Learn about political economy while earning a stipend and research support through this online fellowship (deadline 4/15/21)

Apprenticeships at Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking to fill two part-time paid apprenticeships to begin March 2019. Working closely with the UDP Collective, apprentices will undertake important and varied work while learning how a small press operates from every angle and helping to shepherd UDP titles through the editorial, production, and publicity process.

Apprentices play an essential role in running a small press on the day-to-day: from packaging and mailing books, preparing promotional materials, and website maintenance, to executing publicity initiatives and providing production assistance. However, apprentices’ tasks are not limited to in-house administration: they also contribute essential design and editorial work for a range of projects, and work with a high degree of creative and professional flexibility on self-guided projects. Ideal candidates will be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and able to self-direct in accordance with time sensitive schedules.

Apprentices must be communicative and open to constructive feedback, passionate about the arts and poetry in particular, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while juggling diverse responsibilities. We especially welcome applications from people of color, with disabilities, and of the LGBTQ community.

Apprentices commit to two days per week in the UDP studio, as well as assisting at occasional events, book fairs, and our open-house volunteer days. Apprenticeships are for 15 hours per week at $15/hour.

The yearlong term begins in March 2019. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Lawson at by
February 11, 2019. Please indicate that you are applying for the March 2019 Apprenticeship in the subject line.

Internship Opportunities – Museums and Cultural Institutions

CUNY Arts offers resources for students interested in arts and culture in New York. This is a great resource to find out about opportunities throughout the city. But it’s also a great resource to find out about internships at various arts and cultural institutions throughout the city! Browse through the different institutions with opportunities for jobs, internships, and volunteering. Be sure to click on each borough to see the full range of opportunities!

While you’re on the site, be sure to check out all the arts and cultural institutions that offer free or discounted admission with a CUNY ID–what a great way to spend Winter Break!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Early Modern Drama and the Digital Humanities

The Folger Institute has a unique opportunity in early modern drama and the digital humanities for undergraduates to explore plays NOT written by Shakespeare.

Opening the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama: Skills, Tools, and Texts

Undergraduate workshop, June 26 – 30, 2017

We invite applications from rising juniors and seniors for an undergraduate workshop hosted by the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Students will have the chance to acquire digital humanities experience, research perspectives, and editorial skills while engaging with the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Participants will craft their own projects in small teams under the guidance and mentorship of visiting faculty. They will explore early modern play texts from a variety of angles, which may include, but are not limited to:

Performance: Staging early modern drama

Book history: Playing companies, playwrights, and publishers

Corpus analysis: Genres, topics, and computational approaches

Linguistics: stylometrics and word histories

Editing early modern plays: preparing a scholarly edition

Experience with digital humanities tools and techniques is not required, and all majors are encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to American undergraduates, preferably rising juniors and seniors. A stipend and housing is provided.

Application deadline: 1 March 2017

Further information here:

Internship Opportunities at Alwan

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Internship positions available in the following areas:

      • Music
      • Film
      • Website Development (new!)
      • Communications and Development
      • Teacher’s Assistant  (new!)

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Alwan for the Arts is currently offering fall and winter internship positions in its Music, Film and Communications and Development programs, for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as an internship as a Teacher’s Assistant for the Arabic Language and Culture program and technical Website Developer Assistant. The positions are based out of Alwan’s office and space, located in the Financial District in Manhattan.

Alwan’s Intern program provides applicants who have an interest in the Middle East and the arts and culture of the region with an opportunity to engage with Alwan’s curators and the New York culture and arts scene, firsthand. Interns become an integral part of Alwan’s team and its operations, conduct research, develop excellent writing and organizational skills, and gain hands-on experience in the planning, promotion, and execution of Alwan events.

As important members of Alwan’s dynamic team, interns gain valuable experience and exposure to the functions of a highly productive non-profit arts organization. Interns also go through performance evaluations, receive accreditation as required, and receive letters of recommendations.

Alwan also accepts volunteers year-round to support marketing, event management, fundraising and programming.

For more information about any of the upcoming intern positions or for instructions on how to apply please visit

The Frick Collection | 2014-16 Teaching Fellows Program

See below for a fantastic opportunity to work with the Frick Collection:

Dear Students,

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the 2014-16 Teaching Fellows Program. This exciting new initiative is open to highly motivated undergraduate art history majors and graduate students in the humanities who are interested in complementing their studies by teaching from original works of art. Beyond receiving the equivalent of a course in museum education and the opportunity to lead Guided School Visits for schoolchildren in grades 5-12, Teaching Fellows will find community at the Frick and receive compensation for their dedication to gallery teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the growing field of museum education and a rare chance to teach with masterpieces at one of the most prestigious museums in the country.

To learn more about how to become a Teaching Fellow, please visit


Olivia Powell, PhD

Associate Museum Educator for Academic Programs


The Frick Collection
Education Department
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 547-0704

Boston Furniture Archive Internship

Internship (paid), Boston Furniture Archive

The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks applications for interns to work under contract to identify, catalog, and photograph furniture made in the Boston area between 1630 and 1930. Up to four interns will work for twelve weeks at a number of sites in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Interns will receive a week of training in examining, handling, and describing furniture; cataloging furniture; and object photography. Interns will then work in small teams, sometimes assisted by volunteers, to catalog and photograph the Boston furniture of a number of public institutions (museums, heritage organizations, and

libraries) in the Boston metro area. The goals of the internship are to locate and describe little-known pieces of Boston furniture for inclusion in the Boston Furniture Archive, and to provide interns with hands-on experience in furniture cataloging in a variety of institutional settings.

 The Boston Furniture Archive, currently in development, will be a free online database that provides catalog information and photographs of furniture that is documented to have been produced in Boston (including Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury) or that, based on characteristics of form and construction, is likely to have been made in Boston. The Archive will reflect three centuries of production, from 1630 to 1930. Winterthur is creating the Boston Furniture Archive in support of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project (

 *Minimum qualifications:*

Education: Advanced undergraduate, with coursework in furniture (including furniture making and/or conservation), the decorative arts, art history, American history and/or museum studies; graduate students and emerging professionals are also encouraged to apply.

Knowledge/skills: Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Ability to stand for extended periods, climb ladders, and lift up to 30 pounds.

Basic computer and photography skills. Excellent communication skills and legible handwriting. Meticulous attention to detail.

Experience: Object handling and museum cataloging experience preferred.

 *Compensation:* Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $950 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided, although the BFA may be able to help find local housing.

 *Schedule:* The internship will be twelve weeks, from June 9, 2014 through August 29, 2014. Interns will be expected to work 35 hours per week; hours will vary and may include some evenings and weekends.

 *Applications:* Applications are due March 10, 2014. Candidates will be contacted for interviews prior to April 1, 2014. To apply, submit resume, contact information for two academic or professional references, and responses to the following questions (maximum 150 words each):

1. How has your background prepared you to be successful as an intern with the Boston Furniture Archive?

2. How will an internship with the Boston Furniture Archive further your academic and professional goals?

3. If offered an internship with the Boston Furniture Archive, when would you be able to commit to participating?

Please address questions and submit application materials to:

Sarah Parks
Project Manager
Boston Furniture Archive
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, Delaware 19735

Lincoln Center Tour Guide Openings

Although this is not a research position, this opportunity is too interesting not to share. It would be a great job for students interested in the arts, in tourism, in public speaking, in group leadership, and especially those looking to shine by using their expertise in a language other than English.

Tour Guide Openings, Lincoln Center, NYC

Reporting to management in the Visitor Services Department at Lincoln Center, employees in this union-represented position provide unscripted, guided tours of Lincoln Center’s 16-acre campus, which encompasses eleven constituent organizations and occupies more than eight buildings, public spaces, and public artworks. Visitors hail from around the world and Guides act as professional ambassadors of Lincoln Center.  Tour Guides conduct tours of Lincoln Center for the general public, private groups, and schools, and may conduct specialized and VIP tours as needed.

Tour Guides inform visitors about the historical, artistic, and architectural aspects of Lincoln Center and provide information about daily events and performances. Tour Guides are expected to construct a solid narrative of Lincoln Center’s past, present, and future, combining historical facts and engaging stories to produce unique, memorable guest experiences; cultivate new patrons; and to promote events and the Lincoln Center brand.

Guides are called to work on a part time, as-needed basis, which requires a flexible schedule and an understanding that there are high and low seasons with the busiest period extending roughly from early March through early June. Tours run seven days per week, year-round.  When on call, a Guide typically gives two to four tours a day. Successful completion of a rigorous, paid training program is required, as well as ongoing professional development throughout a Guide’s tenure.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the arts, commitment to the mission of Lincoln Center, and a desire to facilitate meaningful interactions between Lincoln Center and its public.


  • Enthusiasm for the performing arts, visual arts, and history of New York.
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Enthusiastic team player who adapts easily to rapidly changing environments.
  • Prior educational and tour guide experience.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and personalities. Ability to work well with children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
  • Strong customer service orientation with welcoming demeanor and ability to foster meaningful connections with and among tour group members.
  • Attention to detail, punctuality, flexibility, initiative, patience, and professionalism.
  • Must have e-mail access to ensure timely exchange of work-related information.
  • Ability to be on one’s feet for at least two (2) hours at a time.
  • Must be able to speak English fluently. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply, especially those that speak Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Japanese.


Please send cover letter, resume, and availability to: 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY  10023;

Lincoln Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.