Pulitzer Arts Foundation Summer 2023 Curatorial Internship for Graduate Students


Curatorial Internship for Graduate Students

Summer 2023


The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, in conjunction with the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, will be offering a full time, eight week paid summer internship (exact start and end dates are flexible). The internship will be open to a graduate student in the Department; graduating MA and PhD students are also eligible for this opportunity. The selected individual will work with curators and museum staff to provide research support for upcoming projects and exhibitions. Past work has included creating research files for artworks, compiling exhibition-specific annotated bibliographies, and supporting research for publications. The intern can expect to work closely with curatorial staff and gain insight into exhibition planning and execution. The Pulitzer hopes to offer a hybrid experience with internship work taking place both at the museum but also off-site (exact details to be determined between the curators and intern).


Length: Eight weeks (to be determined between intern and curators)

Duration: May 1 – August 15, 2023 (exact dates are flexible)

Application Deadline: February 27, 2023


Decision Notification: March 10, 2023


Stipend: $6,000 (taxed based on federal and state guidelines)


How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Bradley Parton (parton@wustl.edu) and Dr. Elizabeth C. Childs (ecchilds@wustl.edu) with a C.V. and short writing sample by February 27, 2023. Selected students will be invited for a virtual interview and a decision will be announced by March 10, 2023.


About the Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents historic and contemporary art in dynamic interplay with its celebrated Tadao Ando building, offering unexpected experiences and inspiring new perspectives. Since it was established in 2001, the Pulitzer has presented a wide range of exhibitions featuring art from around the world—from Old Masters to important modern and contemporary artists—and exploring a diverse array of themes and ideas. Highlights have included the exhibitions Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes (2022), Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake (2021); Terry Adkins: Resounding (2020), Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work (2018-19); Blue Black, curated by artist Glenn Ligon (2017); Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form (2016-17); raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue (2016); Reflections of the Buddha (2011-12); Urban Alchemy / Gordon Matta-Clark (2009-10); and Brancusi and Serra in Dialogue (2005). All exhibitions are complemented by programs that bring together leading figures across different fields, ranging from art, architecture, design, urban planning, and the humanities.


Located in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis, Missouri, the Pulitzer is free and open to the public between 10am–5pm on Thursday through Sunday, with evening hours until 8pm on Friday. For more information, visit pulitzerarts.org