William A. Camfield Fellowship

This Fellowship--originally created in July 2001 with the retirement of a beloved professor, past department Chair, and tireless advocate of the arts in Houston--supports student learning and curatorial training under the auspices of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. One undergraduate and one graduate fellow is selected for each academic year (September-May); each has the opportunity to work directly with a professional museum curator at the MFAH.

All graduate students and undergraduate students (excluding graduating seniors) of any major are welcome to apply.

Undergraduate students successfully awarded with the Camfield Fellowship will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 301 in both the fall and spring semesters during their museum internship. Graduate fellows will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 501 in the fall and spring semesters.

For details on the Undergraduate William A. Camfield Fellowship project description, please see below. For more information on the Graduate William A. Camfield Fellowship with an area of focus in the Prints and Drawings Team, please contact Anna Julia (amjulia@rice.edu).

Undergraduate Camfield Fellowship Project

Department, Name of Supervisor

Film (Curatorial) – Marian Luntz

Internship Project Overview

The student will become a welcome and valuable member of the Film team and participate in all aspects of our work during the academic year. Assignments will include (but not be limited to) previewing and evaluating a diverse range films for programming consideration, updating the archival database of the history of films shown at the MFAH, writing program notes that will be distributed at the screenings, assisting with the circulating collection of films by Robert Frank (whose centennial is in 2024), attending meetings with colleagues within the Museum as well as community partner organizations, and assisting at selected screenings.

To apply: submit 1) a brief (1-2 page) statement expressing the applicant’s willingness to undertake the internship and how the Fellowship would enhance the applicant’s other studies at Rice, and career goals in the arts, 2) a CV, and 3) an unofficial transcript.


DEADLINE: Applications are closed for 2023.

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