The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum, the 1801 residence of Charles and Harriet Carroll and several enslaved families and individuals. A National Historic Landmark, Homewood is the namesake and architectural inspiration for the Homewood campus. One intern will be selected and will receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/eight weeks). Exact dates and schedule will be determined by the director/curator and the intern. Internship time frame is from late June through early August.
The program was established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.
Summer 2019 Project
The 2019 Pinkard/Bolton intern will work on a project with two Bloomberg Arts interns who will be at Homewood for the same eight weeks. BAI interns are high school students interested in careers in the art world. This summer's project, Immigration Suitcase, is an outreach program designed for fourth-grade classrooms, in which students will use examples of period art and artifacts to learn about early-19th-century immigration to Baltimore. In addition, the P/B intern will work closely with Homewood Museum's assistant curator to create a spotlight exhibition, opening in July, about early 19th-century immigration to Baltimore.
All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant course work in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, or the Museums & Society Program. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year. This internship is not eligible for academic credit. Information on visiting Homewood Museum may be found online.
Selection is competitive. Applicants should submit a résumé or curriculum vitae; a letter of application describing interests and relevant experience; and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Homewood Museum's director/curator Dr. Julie Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6 p.m., March 8.
Questions: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Dr. Rose by email, email@example.com.