The Jimmy Jones Internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is designed to encourage university students with diverse backgrounds and who require supplementary income to explore art museum careers. Students interested in a curatorial career will receive special consideration. A stipend of $2,500 is available each summer.
The MCA's Jimmy Jones Internship stipend was established to honor the memory of Dr. James E. “Jimmy” Jones, a dedicated member of the MCA’s Board of Trustees from 1978–2006. During his extraordinary life, Dr. Jones was a leader in Chicago’s cultural community, a passionate collector of contemporary art, a Captain in the US Air Force, and an OB/GYN who in the late 1960s became the first African American clinical associate at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Jimmy Jones epitomized the true Renaissance spirit: a humanitarian and man of science, he was keenly interested in the work of contemporary artists and how their practice can be a reflection of and catalyst for social change.
Please direct students who are interested in a summer internship at the MCA to our website to apply.
The Jimmy Jones Summer Internship Stipend application deadline is January 15, 2017.