NOTES ON INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR ART HISTORY
An internship involves registration for 3 credits under the rubric of:
082:495 or 496, “Internship in Art History”
To earn three credits the student must put in 14 days of work at the chosen institution. The student keeps a journal – a brief account, day by day, or work done, etc., and also submits a two- to three-page summary of his/her activities. These should be handed in to the Art History Undergraduate Advisor by the last day of classes – preferably a week or so before. (Those enrolled in the course retroactively, in the fall semester, for a summer internship may hand in the journal & report close to the end of the fall semester).
The intern is not paid by the host institution, which may offer money only for transport and meals. Most host institutions will consider commuting time as part of the day, but the student must negotiate this individually.
The student’s supervisor at the host institution will be requested to
provide an evaluation on a standard form, which will be sent out shortly before the end of the semester. For a student doing an internship in the summer, requirements are the same except that as there are no provisions for 495 in the summer, the student will do the internship and then register for the relevant course the following autumn.
The student is responsible for identifying internship opportunities and
negotiating with the host institution. A list of available internships is available in the lobby of the Art History Department; but the student is also free to locate and arrange his/her own internship, subject to approval by the Undergraduate Director.