The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is inviting applications for the ninth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management.
The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award supplies financial support for graduate students making them ready for a profession in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to assist an interval of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in educational institutions, or different application contexts.
The recipient receives a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours accomplished on the host website. An expert development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient receives a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.
Candidates should apply after developing a project with a particular collection and prospective supervisor. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities through which the intern might combine abilities acquired during the course of his or her educational training to handle a project from start to finish, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections seen. Projects that will not occur without funding for an intern may be given particular consideration.
The VRAF Internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award Committee consists of a VRAF Director as chair, a representative from the VRA Education Committee, a representative from the VRA Awards Committee, and the earlier internship recipient.
About the Internship
One VRAF Internship is awarded per year. Priority is given to candidates who submit projects that support art historical or associated visual cultural heritage research and scholarship.
Although the award recipient needn’t maintain US citizenship or be an everlasting resident of the US, the recipient should choose an institution within the United States to act as a host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee. VRAF and VRA are usually not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, however, will gladly help with the process.
This Internship Award is granted alongside an academic year. The intern is required to work on-site at their chosen host institution for no less than 200 hours. The intern will select to initiate their internship within the fall, winter, or spring.
The internship should start within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected educational session of the participant’s home institution and be accomplished within one academic semester or two educational quarters. Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be accomplished within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.
The intern and the internship supervisor will full transient evaluations of the internship expertise. This report has to be received by the VRAF Internship Committee by March 1 of the given educational year.
The VRAF Internship Award will present a stipend of $3,000 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted earlier than the internship. The rest is granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been accomplished. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award.
A professional development element of $1,000 is accessible to assist attendance at the annual VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient shall be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The award recipient shall be formally acknowledged through the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.
The recipient receives a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.
Interns might have the option of receiving an educational credit for the internship as part of their graduate course work however are responsible for making these preparations themselves.
- Students presently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 24 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio artwork, museum studies, or different relevant areas of research may apply for this award.
- Applicants should have accomplished not less than 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equal combination of coursework and related expertise.
The award grants $3,000 to assist an interval of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or different application contexts. It additionally provides $1,000 for skilled development and one-year complimentary student membership within the Visual Resources Association.
Application & Other Details:
Interested candidates can go to the official web page to apply for the internship through this link.
- 7/23/2021; Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
- 8/16/2021; VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2021-2021.
Curator of Visual Resources
Click here to view the official notification for the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award 2021-22.
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