Jimmy Jones Internship
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.
The Jimmy Jones Internship 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 $3,200 is available each summer.
Terry Samala de Guzman and Family Internship
The MCA's Terry Samala de Guzman and Family Internship stipend was founded by the MCA's Chief Operating Officer Teresa "Terry" de Guzman. The internship is designed to provide a funded internship opportunity to university students who are either immigrants or first-generation Americans. A stipend of $3,000 is available for one intern during the fall term.
From Terry: "I am an immigrant and am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity. As now an American citizen and the parent of first-generation Americans, my hope is that this stipend will extend the American spirit of generosity and our faith in the American ideal that neither race nor place of birth should affect any one's opportunity to succeed. I am an advocate for access, inclusion and equity in our global work place, and it is my strong belief that this internship will help initiate the virtuous cycle of developing a rich pipeline for future staff and leadership."
Greg Cameron Internship
The MCA's Greg Cameron Internship recognizes the dedication of Greg Cameron, a long-time member of the MCA staff whose leadership and passion set an example for the entire MCA family for nearly 20 years. Now a devoted supporter of the MCA, Cameron’s commitment to enriching the arts in Chicago continues to inspire. Each winter/spring since 2009, the Greg Cameron Intern receives a stipend of $3,200.
The MCA will consider all applicants who have been accepted to the program during the winter/spring term regardless of department. Qualified applicants will be asked to write an essay on a topic proposed by the selection committee. Qualified candidates will be notified of the details upon acceptance to the program.
The MCA seeks increased diversity in the MCA Internship Program and provides equal opportunity to its applicants. Qualified candidates will be notified of the details upon acceptance to the program.