blog posts EXPLORE THE ROLE OF A MUSEUM CURATOR 3. Career & Internship Images The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy at the Art Institute of Chicago is currently accepting applications until March 1st, 2020. This is a one-week intensive aimed at college freshmen, sophomores, and non-traditional undergraduate students with two or more years of coursework remaining. Participants receive a small per diem (daily stipend) for the week, plus all expenses are paid including food, travel, and sleeping arrangements. This program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for historically underrepresented groups in the museum field. For more info about these diversity efforts, here is a helpful video from the Foundation's leadership LINK. The 2020 program will have a thematic focus on curating Indigenous arts and arts of Africa & the diaspora. To apply for the next Mellon Summer Academy at the Art Institute of Chicago, please visit: https://bit.ly/35cP8p3 Participants who are chosen for the Summer Academy will be eligible to apply for an exclusive Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship (MUCF). This is a two-year commitment at the Art Institute of Chicago where students will be paired with a museum mentor to receive in-depth curatorial training. A list of our most recent fellows is attached below.