Foundation offers U.S. museum internships

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Foundation offers U.S. museum internships

The Korea Foundation will help about five junior curators work as interns at three well-known U.S. museums - the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim in New York - late this year or early next year.

The KF (, an organization under the Foreign Ministry that facilitates the nation’s cultural exchanges with other countries, will begin accepting applications for the internships at the Boston museum and the Met by mail or e-mail starting today until June 15. The two museums will select interns in mid-July and interns will begin work in September. Internships will last for three to six months.

The KF will begin accepting applications for the Guggenheim internship in the first two weeks of September. Interns will work for 3 months early next year.

To qualify for all three internships, applicants will be junior curators who have worked in the field for one or two years and have a master’s degree in a related field. The KF will provide selected interns with round-trip airfare, $2,000 per month for living expenses and health insurance.

“The internship program will help young curators communicate with the world and acquire knowledge so that they may grow into cultural leaders,” the foundation said in a statement. “The internship program will be extended to include well-known European museums in 2012,” the statement added.

By Moon So-young []
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