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The National Gallery, London – Summer Internships

Summer 2017 placements now available!

An exclusive partnership between Randolph College and the National Gallery, London provides work placement (internship) opportunities for our students with a variety of departments in the world renowned organization each summer.

Students are invited to apply to intern in the following departments:

  • Curatorial Department/ Collection Information Project:
    The curatorial department’s Collection Information Project (CIP) will be the main focus of this internship. Primary tasks will include research on previous owners, historic locations, bibliographic references as well as experience of entry-level museum work including curatorial meetings, documentation and collection, and art historical research.
  • Development Department:
    Development Department is responsible for raising income from individual donors, trusts and foundations, corporate members and sponsors. Additionally Development organizes events at the Gallery including exhibition openings, dinners and receptions, and has responsibility for the hire of the Gallery as a venue for companies and private individuals to host events.
  • Research Centre:
    The Research Centre’s primary responsibility is managing, conserving and providing access to the Gallery’s library and archive collections. Additionally, Research Centre staff are engaged in planning and supporting academic programmes, including seminars, colloquia, study days and conferences, as well as working closely with research-active staff across the Gallery, academic partners and collaborators.

*Full job descriptions available in the Career Development Center.

Appointment

Dates: 8 weeks over the summer, approximately: June 5- July 28, 2017
(Exact dates will be developed in collaboration with the Gallery and the London housing provider.)

Pay: This is an unpaid internship; however Randolph College will provide expense reimbursement stipends . This is to cover costs associated with the internship, such as visa application, airline tickets, housing, commute, and meals for 8 weeks in London, UK. Additional funds may be required and you are encouraged to secure additional funding, including applying for your RISE award.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen with a current, valid passport. Passport must be current until 6 months after the internship date ends
  • Enrolled in Randolph’s home-campus in the semester preceding the internship and enrolled as a full-time Randolph student in the semester following the internship
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (academic eligibility); preference may be given to applicants with former internship experience and / or higher GPA
  • Reliable and positive representative of Randolph College; high level of professionalism, focus, and independence
  • UK government maintains the right to deny visas to applicants for any number of reasons, including but not limited to, having a criminal record

Application Process

Submit the following documents in a single hard-copy packet to the Career Development Center, Attn: Maegan Crews or a single PDF document by email to mcrews@randolphcollege.edu by November 15, 2017.

  1. Professional cover letter addressed to Keith Chapman-Saunders,  Learning and Development Advisor, specifying with which department you wish to intern. Make clear why you are motivated to intern at the National Gallery and with this specific department. Make sure to discuss what you wish to gain and contribute through this internship.at National Gallery, specifying to which work placement (internship) you are applying. Make clear why you are motivated to join the National Gallery and why this specific department interests you. Discuss what you wish to gain through the experience and don’t forget to include key words from the job descriptions!
  2. Resume including all experience and coursework that is relevant to the position for which you are applying.
  3. 2 or 3 sealed letters of recommendation addressed to Internship Coordinator, Randolph College:
    1. 1 from a faculty member experienced with your career goals and quality of work
    2. 1 from a professional in the Dean of Students’ office who can comment on your deportment, responsibility, and independence
    3. 3rd optional sealed letter of recommendation may be submitted by a former or current supervisor, or another faculty member
  4. A clear, legible photocopy of the photo page of your current, valid passport. Make sure the copy clearly shows the expiration date of your passport.
  5. A Skype interview will be conducted of all finalists with Career Development Center Staff and a representative of the National Gallery Human Resources team, at minimum. Note: finalists must meet with the Career Development Center prior to attending an interview to ensure that proper interview protocol and internship expectations are understood.

Selection decisions are ultimately the discretion of the employer, the National Gallery, London and will be communicated to successful applicants by the Career Development Center at Randolph College in adequate time for the student to obtain the necessary visas.

Associated duties for accepted students

  1. You will responsible for obtaining your Tier 5 visa and securing London housing, with the support of the International Programs and Study Abroad Office at Randolph College
  2. You will be required to track your expenses and submit an expense report including receipts to the Career Development Center at the end of your internship.
  3. Returning interns are expected to assist in future recruitment through presentations, information sessions, publicity materials, peer advising, etc.

Questions: Contact Maegan Crews, Internship Coordinator, in the Career Development Center mcrews@randolphcollege.edu  or Maureen Kiernan, Director of International Programs at mkiernan@randolphcollege.edu .

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  • Internship Contract Deadlines

    Summer Internship — Due: May 1st (appeal period until July 31)

    Fall Internship — Due: Aug 15 (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Winter Internship — Due: Dec 1st (no appeal period)

    Spring Internship — Due: Dec 1st (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Contracts submitted during appeal period must be accompanied by an Appeal Form regardless of reason or circumstances. After that date, Internships may not earn credit.

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