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Art/Volunteer Services

  • Art/Volunteer interns learn about the professional care of the Center's growing art collection in an office that functions similar to a museum registrar's office. They also work closely with Volunteer Services, which manages approximately 130 volunteers who support the work of the Center.


Art Collection/Volunteer Services is responsible for the professional care of The Carter Center's growing art collection, functioning similar to a museum registrar's office while also providing docent training.

The Carter Center's art collection is an eclectic array of more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and other decorative items from around the world. Visitors to The Carter Center can enjoy works by many well-known American artists such as Sam Maloof, LeRoy Neiman, and Andy Warhol, as well as Georgia artists such as Butler Brown, Lamar Dodd, Ed Moulthrop, and Ruth Zuckerman. As a nonprofit organization, The Carter Center does not commission or purchase art, and we rarely accept loans from outside sources. Most of the works were given to President and Mrs. Carter as gifts by heads of government and other dignitaries met on foreign and domestic trips, by friends, or by the artists themselves.

In addition to working directly with the artwork, the art intern will also work closely with Volunteer Services. There are approximately 130 volunteers who support the work of the Center.

Number of Interns per Semester: 1

Applicant Preferences

  • Background in museum studies, anthropology, or art history
  • An interest in museum registration, education, and/or curatorial work
  • Advanced research skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience working with databases and digital photography is desirable

Typical Projects

  • Assist in registration and management of the Center's art collection
  • Maintain computerized and written records
  • Catalog new acquisitions as well as assist with inventory or appraisal
  • Work on installation and minor conservation of art
  • Collection research and appraisal assistance
  • Write short articles for the in-house newsletter, "Centerpiece"
  • Work on docent training materials

Interested in applying for an internship in Art Collection/Volunteer ServicesCheck out the application deadlines >

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