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Interns

Our interns are undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with a passion for art and learning. During their time at the Albright-Knox, they learn about and contribute to museum operations in various departments, including curatorial, marketing, special events, membership, and education. Hear from some of our former interns—including a few who are now full-time staff members—below.

Caroline Gerwitz, Associate, Executive Offices, and Alex F.

Caroline Gerwitz, Associate, Executive Offices, and Alex F. front of Jim Hodges’s look and see, 2005, in the AK’s Sculpture Garden

Installation of Jaume Plensa’s Silent Poets, 2012, at Canalside Buffalo

Installation of Jaume Plensa’s Silent Poets, 2012, at Canalside Buffalo, May 2015. Photograph by Melissa E.

Auguste Rodin’s “Eve (après la faute),” 1881 (cast executed 1913)

Auguste Rodin’s “Eve (après la faute),” 1881 (cast executed 1913), in Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910. Photograph by Charlotte S.

"My internship at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery was my dream internship, and to say that it was everything that I hoped for would be an understatement. I learned so much and made lots of valuable connections, and I'm incredibly excited to take my knowledge and skills from this experience to wherever I end up next. I'm going to miss being a part of the art institution that I grew up going to and that has a special place in my heart, and being around so many passionate, hard-working, and awesome people." – Alex F., Executive Offices Intern, Summer 2015

"When I applied to be an intern at the Albright-Knox, I did not even know what a Museum Registrar did on a daily basis. At the time, the Museum Internship Program Coordinator matched my experience, skill set, and interests to the Registrar’s Office, and I have not looked back since. In addition to my first summer internship, I returned again a year later to do a full-year internship because I loved the work so much. I credit the AK’s internship program in helping me define my goals, develop my knowledge of current museum practices, and, most importantly, aiding me in finding a job after graduation. I am positive that not only the work experience but also the personal connections I made while interning helped me turn my goals into reality. When my family and I relocated back to Western New York after working for several years in New York City, it was these same connections that assisted me in finding a position at the museum. I credit the AK Internship program for helping me come full circle from that first internship to being a full-time Registrar." – Catherine Scrivo Baker, Assistant Registrar; Registrar’s Office Intern, Summer 2009 and Fall 2010–Spring 2011

"The time spent at my internship at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery was a dream come true. I was able to gain real-world museum and curatorial experience at a world-renowned institution. The professionals I met and skills I learned during my time there continue to be relevant in my life and career path even after my internship ended." 
– Melissa E., Public Art Intern, Spring 2015

"There are tons of internships out there for Art History majors, but I can honestly say an internship at the Albright-Knox is one of the best decisions I’ve made for my career. With welcoming staff, it was easy to become emerged in the art world, and it only made me eager to learn more. Each person in the Education department worked to not only display art to the Western New York area, but get them excited about it. My favorite part as an intern was that my tasks were highly interactive and pertained to actual events occurring in the museum, which made me feel my work was actually contributing. Choosing this internship opened a curtain backstage to how the art world functions and encouraged me in my path to continue learning, so that one day I can offer the same opportunity to others." 
– Ashley C., Guest Services Representative; Education Intern, Spring 2015


"Wandering through the galleries from week to week is one of the obvious joys of interning at Albright-Knox. It has been a real treat to watch the museum prepare for a number of (very) different exhibitions, and even more exciting to be here for the opening of those exhibitions. Rodin’s “Eve (après la faute)” is a favorite of mine from Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910. Walking past works by Monet, Rodin, and Manet on my way to the Curatorial offices never gets old!" 

– Charlotte S., Curatorial Intern, Fall 2015

"I interned in the Events department of the Albright-Knox during the spring 2015 semester. Everyone was so warm and welcoming—ready to help me learn and grow. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity. If you’re planning on staying in Buffalo after school, it’s a great way to gain valuable experience at a well-respected institution." 
– Christine D., Events Intern, Spring 2015

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