Fall 2017 Internships

Art21 is now accepting applications for our fall 2017 internship program!

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

All applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, general research and office skills, be detail-oriented, and possess an interest in contemporary art and/or film and television. Applicants should also have the ability to think creatively and implement new ideas and strategies. We encourage undergraduate, graduate and very recent graduates to apply. International applicants are considered, but must make their own visa, travel, and accommodation arrangements.

For their participation, Art21 offers a small stipend. Interns are required to commit at least two days every week. Internships for the fall 2017 semester will run from September 11 to December 15. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 21.


Fall 2017 Internships

Digital Media Intern
The Digital Media intern at Art21 participates in the organization’s new and ongoing initiatives on digital and social media platforms. Reporting to the Director of Digital Media and Strategy and working in collaboration with the Digital Content Editor, the Digital Media Intern will primarily help to:

  • Create posts and campaigns for Art21’s presence on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and others
  • Help to maintain the presentation of video across multiple digital platforms
  • Provide general assistance supporting two digital film series, Extended Play and New York Close Up
  • Help with various projects and tasks in relation to the recently relaunched Art21.org

Applicants should have some experience and confidence in using digital technologies and working across social Web platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, YouTube, and Vimeo. Familiarity with basic Web design and development concepts, tools (e.g. WordPress), and Adobe Creative Suite applications (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or Premiere) is a plus.

To Apply: Please email resume with cover letter to: digital [at] art21.org, Attention: Jonathan Munar, with the subject line “Digital Media Intern”


Arts Administration Intern
Art21’s Arts Administration intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and Curatorial Assistant on curatorial research projects, as well as general administrative work for the organization. Intern will aid in artist research and assembly of materials on Art21 artists. In additional to research projects, interns will assist in overall the overall functioning of the organization, through administrative work on public programs, preparation for board meetings, research and communications around film licensing opportunities, and general office administration.

Applicants should have a high attention to detail and be organized, motivated, and self-directed. Strong writing and research skills are helpful.

To Apply: Please email resume with cover letter to: danielle [at] art21.org, with the subject line “Arts Administration Intern”


Development Intern
Art21’s Development intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Associate Director of Development and External Relations and the Associate Manager of Development on projects related to the fundraising activities of the organization. Interns will work in all areas of development, including individual, foundation, corporate, and government donor outreach, and will experience all stages of the donor prospecting process. As well, the intern will be able to participate in the execution of Art21’s newly launched membership program. Interns will perform various short- and long-term projects including conducting prospect research, planning and supporting special events, drafting grant proposals and reports, and helping to design various outreach and marketing materials.

Applicants should have a high attention to detail and be organized, motivated, and self-directed. Strong writing and research skills are helpful.

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