University Internships

Opportunities for the College Crowd
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Artpace San Antonio’s University Internship program allows students the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience in museum and arts Development; to gain experience in one or more of the following areas as related to the above department: to become familiar with the art institution’s working environment (division of tasks, hierarchy, priorities, etc.); to improve organizational and communication skills within the professional work environment; to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to service learning experience; to reflect on knowledge and skills (academic, professional, and social) acquired during the internship. As interns acquire skills in formal analysis, obtain a foundation in art history, and develop the proper vocabulary with which to assess and discuss artworks, they will apply this knowledge while working with artists, curators, archivists and/or art educators. Interns will also have the opportunity to become involved in public outreach and education so as to better grasp how museums and art institutions construct exhibits and programming to ensure works of art (historical and contemporary) continue to enrich the lives of individuals and communities. Additionally, interns interested in careers in arts administration (curatorial, administrative, archival, educational) will gain insight into the structural organization and culture of the art institution.

Artpace seeks college and university students to participate in internships for academic credit. Spring, summer, and fall internships are unpaid and run for eight weeks with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Additionally, Artpace grants one two-month, paid internship for a graduate student in June and July.

Ongoing Internship opportunities:

  • Archives & Communications
  • Development & Engagement
  • Education & Public Programs
  • Studio & Exhibitions (rolling deadline)

Internship Application

Bexar County Internship

  • This county-sponsored internship is a full-time, paid summer opportunity for an undergraduate student in Bexar County. Work with Artpace’s Programs and Engagement departments to organize logistical planning for Chalk It Up, including developing activities for the event and coordinating partners and volunteers. The selected student intern will be awarded a $2000 stipend.
    Application deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here to download the Bexar County Intern application.

Graduate Internship