Winter/Spring 2023 Internships

Art21 is now accepting applications for our winter/spring 2023 internship program! 

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Internships at Art21 offer individuals a unique opportunity to learn about contemporary art, art education, public programs, fundraising, and arts administration. Interns are an important part of the Art21 community and are given exposure to all aspects of the organization. 

The winter/spring 2023 program will be both remote and in-person (exact scheduling TBD). Selected candidates will be asked to work hours from 10 am to 6 pm EST, commute to New York City as needed, and provide their own computer with video capabilities. Interns are asked to commit to two days every week.

Art21 offers a stipend to all participating interns. 


Development Intern

Art21 is seeking a Development Intern. The internship will run from February 13 to May 5, 2023. The deadline to apply is January 24th.  

Art21’s Development intern will work closely with the development team on projects related to the fundraising activities of the organization. The intern will perform various short- and long-term projects including donor and funder research, maintaining the supporter database, drafting grant proposals and reports, helping to design various outreach and marketing materials, and providing support with administrative tasks. In addition, the intern will assist in the planning and execution of virtual and in-person events.

Applicants should have strong writing and research skills, as well as high attention to detail. The Art21 Development Internship will provide relevant skills and experience to individuals seeking to learn more about fundraising at an arts non-profit organization. 

Applicants should be detail-oriented, organized, motivated, and self-directed. Knowledge of contemporary art is preferred, as well as the basic ability to use Adobe Creative Suite.

Required skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work to a deadline
  • Experience with Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) or equivalent word processing software

Interns are asked to commit to working 2 days (16 hours) per week, working both remotely and in person. Applicants should be prepared to provide their own computer, equipt with video conferencing capabilities, for the duration of the internship. They must also provide proof of vaccination and be available to regularly come into the office (exact scheduling TBD).

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Art21 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color; LGBTQIA+ individuals; people with disabilities; and all others, regardless of immigration history.

To Apply: Please email your resume with a cover letter to: jessica [at] art21.org, with the subject line “Development Intern”

All resumes and cover letters should be submitted as PDFs, saved using the following filing naming template: “Your Last Name, Your First Name_Cover Letter” and “Your Last Name, Your First Name_Resume”.