Internships provide opportunities to acquire practical experience in a small arts organization by working closely with staff members on projects and assisting in daily operational duties. Interns work on focused assignments within departments of their interest: curatorial, communications, development, education, registration, and the viewing program for emerging artists. In addition, interns are given the opportunity to learn about each department in greater detail through scheduled informational appointments with staff or through staff presentations.
The Drawing Center offers a monthly Intern Stipend, an initiative towards fair and equitable compensation for interns.
Intern candidates who receive fiscal sponsorship from another institution or who are enrolled in an accredited internship program for academic credit are eligible to receive a travel stipend during their internship.
Intern applicants must fill out and return to The Drawing Center an application form with their resume. Intern applicants may obtain an application form by downloading the file above, by calling The Drawing Center at 212-219-2166 x 205, or by emailing [email protected] . Send completed Internship materials via email to [email protected]
Internships at The Drawing Center are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Major support is provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Interns must commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours each week, attend opening receptions for all exhibitions, and assist with at least one special event each month during the duration of the internship. Internships run for approximately two to four months, the summer session runs from the end of May or beginning of June through July. In some circumstances, interns may be able to continue for subsequent sessions.
Interns should be undergraduates, graduate students, or recently graduated students and should have completed at least one year of college.
The Drawing Center is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its staff. The Drawing Center does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels