Internships

Internships

Internships are available in a number of Gallery departments where graduates and professionals can practice and develop their skills to enhance their career opportunities.

Exhibitions & Visitor Services

The Exhibitions Office is responsible for the coordination and delivery of exhibitions both within the NGI and to national and international venues. Working closely with the Curatorial department the office also oversees the design and production of interpretive and promotional material such as labels, brochures, signage, and content for the Gallery website. Interns will gain experience in planning and delivering an exhibitions programme while assisting in the production and distribution of information to Gallery staff and visitors. We are seeking applicants with an interest or background in visual communication.

The Visitor Services team is responsible for the National Gallery of Ireland front of House Operations, Information Desk, Volunteer Programme in the Gallery. We are looking for an Intern interested in assisting in the delivery of a range of quality communications material, and the coordination of a wide range of activities, front of house duties and administration.

There is currently an opportunity for a 6 month Internship in Exhibitions and Visitor Services commencing on 6th January 2015 and ending on the 3rd July 2015. This position is offered in association with the Jobbridge scheme and is also listed on their website www.jobbridge.ie. You can read a full description of the role here, and download an application form here. Contact exhibitions@ngi.ie or call 01 6325596 if you require further information. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter and CV with details of two referees. Closing date for applications is 12 December 2014.

Conservation

Training and education are an integral part of the Gallery’s Conservation department. Suitably qualified individuals from both Ireland and abroad have the chance to undertake internships in painting and paper conservation, providing them with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and enhance their skills whilst working alongside the Gallery Conservators. 

The Conservation Department is currently seeking applications for a 9 month internship in Painting Conservation. 

Education

An internship in the Education department provides opportunities to recent graduates to gain experience in museum education. Interns form part of the team, helping with research, event programming and other aspects of the departments operations which services a public, with differing needs, drawn from all sectors of society.

Please Note: there are currently no vacancies in the Education internship programme.

Library & Archives

With its rich diversity of collections serving museum professionals, academics and the general public the Library & Archives offer a number of internship programmes. These are based in the Art Library, NGI Archive, Yeats Archive and Centre for the Study of Irish Art. The internships are suited to graduates interested in seeking admission to a recognised course in library, archives and information management as well as qualified professionals wishing to gain practical experience.

Please Note: there are currently no vacancies in the Library & Archives internship programme.

Curatorial

The collection is divided into different schools with each curator looking after the care, display, cataloguing, research and interpretation of their area. The Gallery’s curators propose and research exhibitions, research possible acquisitions for the collection either through purchase or gift, while also advising on loan requests from other institutions. An internship with the Gallery’s Curatorial Department  is best suited to candidates with a recognised qualification in art history, excellent research skills and good inter-personal skills.

Please Note: there are currently no vacancies in the Curatorial internship programme.

Library & Archives

With its rich diversity of collections serving museum professionals, academics and the general public the Library & Archives offer a number of internship programmes. These are based in the Art Library, NGI Archive, Yeats Archive and Centre for the Study of Irish Art. The internships are suited to graduates interested in seeking admission to a recognised course in library, archives and information management as well as qualified professionals wishing to gain practical experience.

Please Note: there are currently no vacancies in the Library & Archives internship programme.

Digital Media

Internships in the area of digital media offer graduates the opportunity to contribute and support the development of digital initiatives in the Gallery.  Interns will work with the Digital Media team in areas such as photography, image and media organisation and on all aspects of the website.

Please Note: there are currently no vacancies in the Digital Media internship programme.