IPCNY’s internships provide college students, recent graduates, graduate students, and postgraduates with practical training at a non-profit arts institution. Working with a small staff in an open office environment attached to an exhibition space, interns gain valuable insight and hands-on experience with all aspects of IPCNY programming, from exhibitions and education to development and communications. Interns come away with specialized professional skills, an understanding of the operations of a multi-faceted arts institution, and broad exposure in the field of prints and contemporary art.
Students enrolled in art history, arts administration, museum studies, and fine arts programs preferred. Qualified applicants should have interests and skills that match at least two areas of focus below, as well as strong written and oral communication, organization, and research skills; knowledge of the field of prints not required but a plus. All interns assist with general administrative duties.
Internships are unpaid but come with a modest stipend; school credit may be arranged through the student’s school. We accept applicants year round. Scheduling is flexible, with a minimum commitment of two days per week for three months. All interns have the opportunity to attend special events and programming organized by IPCNY, take advantage of our location in the Chelsea gallery district, and receive free admission to most NYC museums.
Areas of Focus:
Exhibitions Management: support all aspects of planning and preparing exhibitions, including preparing exhibition checklists, wall labels and narrative descriptions, providing logistical support for the touring program, helping to manage the submission and jurying process for the New Prints Program.
Web & Social Media: help maintain IPCNY's website and social media presence, including updating and generating content for its website, social media presence, and marketing materials, photographing installations and events, editing images and video for website and marketing materials. Experience behind the camera and editing video, and with creative software, such as Photoshop and InDesign, preferred.
Development & Special Events: support IPCNY's development initiatives including researching potential funders and sponsors for exhibitions, special events, and program initiatives, assisting with grant research, membership development, the planning and production of patron events, special print sales, and IPCNY’s Spring Benefit Dinner, our largest annual fundraiser.
Arts Education: help develop program ideas, coordinating classroom and community visits, identifying new constituents for potential partnering and visits. Assisting IPCNY’s freelance Artist Educators during class visits and workshops in our exhibition space; this includes both interpretive exhibition tours and hands-on printmaking activities, including off-site. IPCNY’s arts education program extends from primary school to the elderly.
To apply, email a resume and a cover letter specifying at least two preferred areas of interest and your reasoning, as well as your availability and one to two references, with the subject line Internship Application, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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