JOB: Research Intern for the Romare Bearden Catalogue Raisonné (Wildenstein Plattner Institute)

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) is seeking a research intern to support the Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné project. The intern will assist primarily with the compilation of images related to the art and career of the artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988). This is a twelve-week paid summer internship with a time commitment of twenty-eight hours per week, starting June 6th, 2022. 

Application deadline: 20 May 2022


The primary assignment will be the task of locating and obtaining high-resolution reproductions of works of art for internal use and future publication. The intern will be responsible for identifying and corresponding with relevant parties to secure permissions. The internship will be conducted as a hybrid of in-person meetings at the WPI office and remote work via Google Meet. Visits to NYC-area research libraries will also be required as necessary.


  • Graduate-level work in art history, museum studies, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge about African American art, with emphasis on provenance research and the art market.
  • Familiarity with Artstor and other primary-source image repositories.
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace. 
  • Proficiency with relational computer databases. Intern will be trained on a proprietary database.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.

For consideration, applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and references by
Friday, May 20, 2022 to