Join Internships

New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought.


SculptureCenter is accepting internship applicants. Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of important professional skills for working in the field of contemporary art and hands on experience working in a non-profit art institution.

Special Events and Development Internship, Summer and Fall 2018:
The Special Events and Development interns work directly with the Individual Giving and Events Manager, the Executive Office and Development Associate, and the Director of Advancement on fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter patron programs, the upcoming fall gala, updating the database, prospect research, and individual and corporate giving as well as membership, sponsorships, and project planning. Special Events and Development Interns also help coordinate patron gallery tours, collection and studio visits, and private breakfasts, lunches or dinners. Previous experience in fundraising and special events preferred.

Marketing and Communications Internship, Fall 2018:
Marketing and Communications interns work directly with the Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager. Some responsibilities include supporting campaigns for the season's exhibitions and events, assisting with the migration and updating of website content, sourcing content for social media channels, conducting guided research for marketing and press outreach opportunities, and maintaining the external listings of our Limited Editions artworks.

How to Apply

Application Instructions
To apply please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest and any academic requirements for your internship, resume, and two professional references to Applicants for the Curatorial Internship should additionally submit a brief writing sample.

Professional Skills and Experience
Academic background in art history, fine art, or a related field preferred. Ideal candidates will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoy visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred. Interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing. Candidates must be willing to learn new skills quickly, have strong communication and organizational skills.

Hours and Compensation
Weeks and hourly scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week. Internships are unpaid but school credit may be earned. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills.

Public Process High School Internship Program

For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.