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The Trust underwrites curatorial internships for recent Masters or PhD graduates through a matching-grant program in partnership with museums and historical societies. These internships allow host organizations to hire a deserving young professional who will learn about the responsibilities and duties common to the curatorial field while working alongside a talented mentor. The Trust’s internship program seeks to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will nurture the next generation of museum curators.

We recently expanded the internship program and offer two 24-month internships with one of the grant cycles opening per year.

Institutions seeking to apply for matching-grant funding should send a letter of inquiry by January 31 of the year for which funding is desired to the thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org.

Past recipients of the Curatorial Internship Grant are:

2010-11 – Sarah Parks, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA 
2011-12 – Louisa Brouwer, Fairfax House, York, England
2012-13 – Anne McBride, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
2013-14 – Kate Swisher, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
2014-15 – Caryne Eskridge, Classical Institute of the South, New Orleans, LA
2015-17 – Maureen Morton, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

Click on the links to read more about the work our past recipients conducted during their internship year.

Click here to listen to a podcast with 2010-2011 grant recipient Sarah Parks and Trust Governor Brock Jobe.