Virtual Internships

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art accepts applications for its unpaid virtual interns year-round, reviewing all applications received once each quarter. Due to the number of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates with commensurate experience will be contacted for formal application/interview.

Work-Study Internships

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art also has a limited number of summer work study internships which cover 25 percent of the tuition for ARCA’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection, in lieu of 15 hours of work per week in an administrative capacity during the summer program. Please note work study internship excludes the costs of lodging, living expenses and transportation to and from Italy. 

While administrative rather than research-based in nature, ARCA’s summer Italy-based openings are highly competitive and take into consideration an applicant’s financial means as well as their strengths and abilities to juggle a limited number of work assignments and intensive academic study.  To be considered for work-study internships, an applicant must have applied for and been accepted into the postgraduate program during the year in which they apply for work-study.  

What We Look For 

Individuals interested in applying for internship vacancies with the Association for Research into Crimes against Art should be highly motivated, research, and detail-oriented. In terms of priorities, ARCA’s internship selection criteria sets a preference for individuals with excellent analytical skills, good written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and solid web technology skills.

Applications are accepted from both Post-Bachelor level and MA/Ph.D. Level candidates. Individuals who have not yet completed their BA are accepted in rare circumstances and should note that some positions may require significant related experience to offset academic training in the applied area. Prior art history/legal/criminal justice experience in either the field or lab is often preferred for some of the internships and may be a factor in our selection process.

Why Intern with ARCA

Whether working directly with the public, contributing to the Association’s administration and operational activities, or actively engaging in ARCA’s various research projects, interns gain valuable job skills, as well as unique insight into the operations of small international arts organisations.

For more information on our current internship openings, please send us a brief inquiry along with a copy of your CV to:

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