Internship Opportunities


The Resource Center of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center houses an art library, various archival collections, and an extensive image and audiovisual collection. The Resource Center serves a variety of users including staff, researchers, and members of the public. Resource Center internships offer excellent opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience in special librarianship, archives, and/or visual resources. Intern projects may be adapted to suit an intern’s interests and experiences; interns work closely with the Librarian/Archivist to achieve goals that are mutually beneficial to the intern and the Arts Center.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with preservation and processing of library and archival collections
  • Digitize photographic prints, slides, and documents
  • Assist with management of image database
  • Catalog print materials and electronic resources
  • Occasionally move supplies weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasionally ascend/descend a ladder to assist artists and staff


  • Background or interest in library science, museum collections management, and/or archives
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience or coursework related to the management of archives
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies and metadata standards
  • Basic computer proficiency with a working knowledge of Microsoft applications, Photoshop, scanning software and hardware, and database management is also necessary.

Summer 2017 Internship Dates
June 5–August 25, 2017 (may be flexible)
40 hours a week, includes some nights and weekends

Application Instructions:

To be considered for an internship, please submit résumé and cover letter. Cover letter should include dates applicant is available; what skills, abilities, and experiences the candidate brings to the position; and how the internship relates to candidate’s long-term goals.

Send application materials to:

Internship Program
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan WI 53081

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.