Volunteers & Internships

Update 3/29/2023: The Studio Institute Summer 2023 Internship Position has been filled. Check back in the fall for more paid Winter Session positions.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserves — Collections Registrar Intern


Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

This summer’s intern will be working with our Collections Registrar, learning about the collection, diving deep into individual artists.

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Spending time with the artists collection and becoming very familiar with them and their creative career.

  • Intern will be organizing the artists ephemera, exhibition cards, bio’s, cv’s and photographs to capture their creative career.

  • Once the items have been reviewed and organized, the intern will then scan or photograph items, using our state of the art scanner. The organized documentation will be uploaded to our date base.

  • This process then allows the information to be uploaded to our website for the public to see.

  • This is an essential part of the history and collection of each individual artist.

Intern Requirements: 

  • Attention to detail

  • Research skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Comfortable working with computer, scanner, and camera

  • Knowledge in photoshop


  • Total Weeks: 9 Weeks

  • Hours per week: 28

  • Total Hours: 252

  • Work Days: 4 days per week

  • Educational Programming: 1 day per week

  • Interns must be available for the full duration of the program.

1) Will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. You must be a rising Junior or Senior as of June 2023.
2) Reside or attend college/university in the city of Cleveland.
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like — click here.


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form.
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program.
3) A cover letter, resume, and a digital portfolio of projects will be reviewed during interview process.


Contact: Kelly Pontoni | Collection Registrar | registrar@artistsarchives.org