Summer 2024 Internships

Art21 is now accepting applications for our summer 2024 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 educate and expand access to contemporary art through the production of documentary films, resources, and public programs.

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 summer 2024 program will be both remote and in-person.

Art21 offers a stipend to all participating interns. 


Development Intern 

Art21 is seeking a Development Intern. The internship will run from the week of July 8 to that of August 29, 2024. The deadline to apply is June 7th.  

Art21’s Development Intern will work closely with the development team on various projects related to the organization’s fundraising activities. Primary activities for the Summer 2024 internship will include database organization and maintenance, along with donor and funder research. In addition, the intern will gain experience developing proposals for individuals and foundations, grant reports, and supporting donor stewardship initiatives. 

Applicants should have strong writing and research skills, as well as high attention to detail. 

Applicants should be detail-oriented, organized, motivated, and self-directed. Knowledge of contemporary art and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT (or other CRM) are preferred.

An excellent learning opportunity, the Art21 Development Internship will provide training and experience to individuals seeking to learn more about fundraising at an arts non-profit organization.

Required skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent research skills
  • Highly organized 
  • Have the willingness to work with data for long periods of time
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Experience with Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) or equivalent word processing software

Interns are asked to commit to working 3 days per week (24 hours), remotely and in person. Applicants should be prepared to provide their own computer, equipped 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).

Interns receive a $3,000 stipend for the 8-week internship, half of which is given the first and last week.

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.”