Harpo Foundation is seeking an Editorial Research and Archive Management Intern to support the editorial planning and concept development of a print publication about visual artist and Harpo Foundation founder, Ed Levine.  


Position Overview: 

With this project, the intern will acquire hands-on editorial experience and be exposed to the planning and concept development stages of producing a fine art publication while learning about archival management systems, art historical research, and manuscript preparation.   

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Streamline and clean up digital data to make content easier to read and review
  • Research artist to discover information missing from the archive
  • Cross-reference and copy-edit dates, titles, and other details in artist’s chronology and bibliography
  • Research data retrieval options for unreadable hard drives
  • Review, organize and annotate images of artwork and scans of artist’s notebooks
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to develop themes and topics for the publication
  • Conduct in-depth research of exemplary art publications and draft research summaries to provide models for understanding the scope, intent, and audiences for the publication.


  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with accuracy and consistency
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Interest in art and research
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to prioritize workload and multiple tasks
  • Willing to learn how to handle archival materials and framed artwork


  • Interns will work remotely 28 hours per week
  • Each Friday, interns will attend an offsite program day with their cohort. These hours are separate from the internship hours.
  • Total Weeks: 9 weeks

Studio Institute Eligibility Criteria:

  • must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. You must be a rising Junior or Senior as of June 2024.
  • must reside or attend college/university in New York.
  • must have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $6,250. This number is on your FAFSA form.

To Apply:

For guidelines and application procedures, please visit the Studio Institute listing for the Harpo Foundation Research & Development Intern by clicking here.


Application deadline; April 1, 2024