Fine Arts Society to Host Internship Panel

29 Oct

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Hey Everyone,

If searching for internships makes you resemble a Munch painting, then FAS has your back. We will be hosting our annual Internship Panel next Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30pm in Silver 301. A series of students will speak about their current internships, how they got them, and their past experiences interning in New York. Some of the internships discussed will include museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and auction houses. Snacks and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Other things to check out this weekend!

  • Gladstone Gallery: Richard Prince Cowboy, closes October 30th.

  • Lehmann Maupin (gallery) – Chelsea: Billy Childish flowers, nudes and birch trees: New Paintings 2015, closes October 31st.

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One Response to “Fine Arts Society to Host Internship Panel”

  1. Carol Krinsky 10/29/2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Please keep legal requirements in mind. Foreign students may not work for pay unless they have official permission to do so. For-profit entities such as auction houses are not supposed to have unpaid interns; workers at any level are supposed to be paid minimum wage. Fashion houses and design firms, too, must pay their interns. Auction houses sometimes maintain the fiction of an educational purpose, but the legality of that is questionable. Do you want to work for crooks? Will an illegal employer write a recommendation letter for you? It’s not likely, as it would be an admission of illegal employment. Keep in mind, too, that your illegal unpaid job is preventing someone less privileged than you—such as a bright high school graduate too poor to pay college tuition—from getting entry-level work that he or she could be doing for a wage. Your actions have social consequences. So look for LEGAL INTERNSHIPS in museums, with charities, with educational institutions, or any not-for-profit organization. There are lots of them. A few suggestions are posted on the bulletin board opposite the elevator.
    Best wishes for a happy, legal, useful internship. Prof. Krinsky

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