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Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship Program

The Hall Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students at Johns Hopkins with an opportunity to gain a substantive understanding of the museum profession and to contribute to the work of the Walters Art Museum, one of the finest art museums in the nation. The program is primarily intended for fellows who will work on one or more specific projects in the Division of Curatorial Affairs or the Division of Education, but students may also be assigned to the following divisions: Exhibitions; Development; Marketing and Communications; and Director’s Office.

For fellows working in the Division of Curatorial Affairs, one of the Walters curators will serve as mentor. Fellows assigned to another division will work under the direction of the appropriate staff member. Fellows may be asked to make an oral presentation to interested students, faculty, and curators at the end of the term, and may have the opportunity to expand on their work in the form of interpretative materials, publication, or other media, according to the needs of the Walters.

The Fellowships

Four fellowships are to be awarded each year: two in the summer and two during the academic year. Applicants must be current students, enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate or graduate programs on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University. Students must have some background in the history of art and other areas as appropriate. Seniors are not eligble to apply for fellowships for the period following their graduation.

Summer fellows are employed full-time (35 hours per week) at the Walters for 10 weeks, and will receive a stipend of $4,900, or $14 an hour. Term Fellows are employed 10-15 hours per week (the exact number to be determined in each individual case) for the 13-week term (coinciding with the semester) and are also paid $14 per hour. Funds for independent projects may be available at the supervisor’s discretion.

Participants in the Hall Fellowship Program are not eligible to receive academic credit for the activities associated with the fellowship, and may receive up to two Hall Fellowships during their tenure as full-time students at Johns Hopkins University. Fellowships can be renewed for a second semester at the discretion of the supervising mentor, and with the consent of the History of Art Department Chair.

To Apply

Please submit all of the following to Rachel LaBozetta at rlaboze1@jhu.edu no later than February 24, 2014:

  1. A single pdf that includes a letter describing your particular interests and relevant experience, along with your resume or curriculum vitae.
  2. An unofficial academic transcript.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor. This letter should be on scanned/signed department letterhead, in pdf form, and sent directly to rlaboze1@jhu.edu from the professor’s own email account.

Application Review

The History of Art Department will make preliminary review of applications. A list of candidates will be forwarded to the Walters, which may conduct interviews in the process of making a final selection.