Internship Opportunities 

Each year, volunteer interns help support DCAA’s work to preserve and interpret its art and archival collections and national juried contemporary art exhibitions. DCAA provides its interns with the opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in an active arts organization, including:

 Spring 2018 Vassar College Intern Jasmine Rodriguez custom built archival housing for a collection of  30 printmaking blocks created by Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. 

Spring 2018 Vassar College Intern Jasmine Rodriguez custom built archival housing for a collection of  30 printmaking blocks created by Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. 

  • Work closely with the Executive Director on projects that may include collection research and preservation, exhibition planning, educational programming, and special events.
  • Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project and/or paper based on her/his work over the internship. Executive Director works closely with the intern to determine internship objectives, set project priorities, and provide guidance throughout the project.
  • Recent intern projects include the creation of a monthly blog on objects from the collection, transcription of family correspondence during WWII, and rehousing the Barrett family photograph collection. Potential projects include exhibition research, archive inventory, development of new public programs, hands-on work in community arts education programs, web-content development and paintings/prints research.

We seek students who have expressed an interest in history, art, material culture, collection and exhibition management, research, museum studies, community development and/or museum education. Inquiries and questions can be directed to Joanna Frang, Executive Director, director@barrettartcenter.org,  (845) 471.2550