About Art, Art Museums and Galleries

Artists need internships too, of course. Our international internship placements in art, museums, and galleries all help our interns discover much about the unique artistic and cultural elements of each of our placements. Through this wide array of placements, you could acquire a mix of skills in event planning, business management, and marketing, all while immersing yourself in an artistic environment. Take a look at our sample placement list to see just a few of the many internships available through the Global Experiences programs.

Location Placements



Dublin

Small Museum for Interns with Big Ideas!

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Created completely without funding and through public donation, this recently founded museum chronicles life in Dublin in the 20th Century - social, political and cultural history - through an unusual and vast collection of photographs, objects, letters and other ephemera. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: - Assist the museum director and curator - Help manage museum staff and direct volunteers - Oversee education program development - Administration and support of archival projects - Making recommendations in respect to ‘best practices’ with conservation and preservation - Fundraising and lobbying - Public Relations - Marketing - Overseeing tours of the museum

Ideal Candidate: This is an ideal opportunity for a serious student in a Tourist or Museum Management field to get a first hand glimpse of what is involved in starting a small museum in the early stages and the challenges that face cultural institutions that are not wholly state supported. A ‘start-up’ mentality is required. Also, resourcefulness, openness and a quick intelligence are necessary to work in an environment that may appear calm on the surface but is extremely challenging and fast behind the scenes. Rising seniors or recent graduates.

  • 9/27/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/10/2015
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 6/6/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

Centre for Creative Practices

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Dynamic centre for creative arts with an emphasis on promoting immigrant visual art is looking for someone to assist in promotion of shows through social media, data collation and with the preparations for exhibitions

Ideal Candidate: A team player who combines good social media skills, a love for the visual arts and experience of the art world. At 4pm every day one member of the gallery cooks for the rest.

    Art Gallery Assistance

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    Situated in the heart of Dublin's contemporary visual art scene, this dynamic gallery offers opportunities to assist in graphic design projects, promotion through social media and cataloguing

    Ideal Candidate: A passion for working in a gallery space coupled with strong writing and social media skills

      Art Gallery in Dublin

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      One of Ireland's leading contemporary art galleries, representing some of the most accomplished and exciting artists working in the country today are looking for a dynamic intern to assist in front of house admin duties and expanding gallery's social media presence. Opportunities exist to visit other galleries and meet other artists. We host eight solo and two curated group exhibitions annually at our gallery space in Dublin’s city centre. Exhibitions are documented in gallery publications ranging from brochures to hardback books.

      Ideal Candidate: A friendly open disposition with a passion for gaining experience of an art gallery setting. Candidate needs to have an understanding of social media as a marketing tool

        Archivist Intern

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        This independent architectural body was established to collect and preserve materials of every kind relating to the architectural history of the island of Ireland, and make the collections available to the public. They seek an intern with an interest in history, archives and/or architecture to catalog and maintain their current collection.

        Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background or interest in history or museum studies, with previous archival experience preferred.

          Duke Street Gallery

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          City Centre gallery offers an internship placement with a variety of responsibilities including: packaging and framing artworks, photographing and editing images for newsletter and website; marketing gallery on social media and other daily admin tasks

          Ideal Candidate: The candidate must have an interest in gaining experience across all areas of a gallery space. Arts administration background and coursework is a benefit

            Gallery Assistant for Vibrant Artspace

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            Gallery assistant needed to work closely with artists and the gallery director in a busy and vibrant environment on all areas of the gallery programmes.

            Ideal Candidate: The candidate needs to be flexible and have a demonstrated interest in visual arts. Enthusiasm a must.

              Arts Management Working with Local Talent

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              Arts-based creative centre offer an opportunity for an arts administration intern to assist with curattion, marketing and promotions.

              Ideal Candidate: Candidate will be flexible and have a passion for the arts. Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team is important

                Great Gallery with Big Mission!

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                This studio and gallery was established in 1960 to teach traditional printmaking skills and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists producing fine art prints. The gallery also has a mission to educate the public about fine art printmaking and to sell fine art prints on behalf of their member artists.

                Ideal Candidate: Ideal Candidates will be rising seniors or recent graduates with knowledge of art history, event planning and arts management. Duties include customer and member relations, assisting in preparation of exhibitions and website editorial (content) updates.

                • 9/27/2014
                • 12.0 weeks
                • 1/10/2015
                • 12.0 weeks
                • 6/6/2015
                • 8.0 weeks

                Florence

                Immersion in the Florentine Art World

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                This art gallery and cultural hub was founded in 1956. Since the beginning the gallery has been a space for modern and contemporary art, specializing in painting and graphic copyright by international and local Florentine artists. This placement is a great way to immerse oneself in the Italian art scene. Tasks during the internship placement may include assisting with the creation, promotion, and implementation of exhibitions, planning and organizing special events, utilizing public relations and computer skills, researching and writing relevant art articles, helping with inventory and cataloging works and communicating with artists and clients. Other tasks will include daily administrative and management assistance to assist staff and continuing operations of the establishment.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in art, museums, or gallery management.

                • 5/25/2014
                • 9.0 weeks
                • 8/31/2014
                • 12.0 weeks
                • 1/4/2015
                • 12.0 weeks

                Art Gallery Management in Historic Florence

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                For over thirty years, this gallery has maintained a respected presence in the domestic and international exhibition circuit. The important collection of historical masters and numerous exhibition reviews make this gallery a place where art and passion fruitfully meet the market. Interns will be immersed in the gallery in many aspects, obtaining an intimate glimpse and unique perspective on the Florentine art world.

                Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in art, museums, or gallery management. Strong computer and PR skills are a must to excel in this internship placement.

                • 5/25/2014
                • 9.0 weeks
                • 8/31/2014
                • 12.0 weeks
                • 1/4/2015
                • 12.0 weeks

                London

                Art Gallery Specializing in Modern Vietnamese Art

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                This recently opened gallery specializing in contemporary Asian art is seeking a marketing intern. Duties will primarily include marketing tasks but some administrative work may be included. Marketing is a critical responsibility and the intern will help devise ways to meet client attendance targets by investigating new prospects and researching like-minded organizations. She or he will also be required to research and develop a marketing strategy that expands the gallery's presence online and further develop the organizations list of press contacts. Some events take place in the evening and the selected intern will be required to stay late and assist with event staging acting as the gallery's ambassador.

                Ideal Candidate: Educational background/experience in gallery/museum studies, art history, or similar, interest in Asian art a plus, administrative skills, events experience would be helpful. REQUIREMENTS: Junior class standing, 3.3 GPA in a business, marketing, or arts management major. Outstanding interpersonal skills, tenacity, and organizational skills are required.

                • 1/11/2014
                • 12.0 weeks
                • 8/30/2014
                • 15.0 weeks
                • 6/13/2015
                • 8.0 weeks
                • 6/20/2015
                • 8.0 weeks

                Placement in One of Ireland's Leading Museums

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                Leading Museum is looking for interns to assist in the transfer of collection to new facility. Tasks include: repacking and stabilising objects, location control, data inputting and updating and records management, along with a variety of other museum-related tasks as they arise.

                Ideal Candidate: Candidates will receive hands-on experience in museum documentation processes and will need to have a background in museum studies or similar and to be willing to work as part of a team and under professional direction

                  Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery

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                  This gallery represents and exhibits cutting edge, stimulating works by established contemporary Chinese artists as well as emerging contemporary Chinese artists who are not as yet "discovered" internationally. With close to 2,000 square feet of gallery space, this beautiful gallery overlooking the River Thames is London’s only Chinese contemporary art gallery with a permanent exhibition space of this size and scale. Interns selected for this placement intern will work directly with the gallery manager and client developer, learning everything about running a gallery. Tasks may include: - Help monitor the gallery - Welcome visitors and distribute gallery promotional materials - Help prepare and archive exhibition materials - Aid gallery staff in preparing the space for openings and previews - Assist with exhibition execution - Complete guided research and build media and visitor/client databases - Other administrative duties will be required as needed

                  Ideal Candidate: The right intern should be energetic, outgoing, and enthusiastic to learn, have excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask, be a fast learner, a team player, and responsible, and also be familiar with Microsoft Office and Mac. Mandarin speaking arts student with an interest in Chinese art and gallery work are preferred.

                  • 6/13/2015
                  • 8.0 weeks

                  Museum Placement for History Buffs

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                  In the heart of London, this museum is one of the world's only remaining homes of a famous scientist, diplomat, and inventor. Built circa 1730, it is today a dynamic museum and educational facility. Interns would be working closing with the Education Manager, Marketing Manager and Operations Manager. Tasks may include: organizing educational events; museum administration; marketing to and communicating with the public.

                  Ideal Candidate: This internship is ideal seniors and recent graduates who want to gain experience in a museum/historical building, with an interest in history, theatre, archaeology, heritage or science.

                    Notting Hill Street and Urban Art Gallery

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                    This gallery is a vibrant urban contemporary arts gallery in the heart of Notting Hill, London. A stunning creative space owned by self-confessed devotees of street art, designed with exhibiting street art in mind. Their mission is to promote graffiti as an art form, and they make a good case that street art is now the most influential art movement of the past 30 years. The infiltration of urban culture is huge, and it's influencing everything from skateboard design to high fashion. This placement is not a traditional gallery, it's an art place. What makes its unique is not limited to the high level of the artists on show but also the fact that it is a part of the urban art movement itself under its own unique concept. The gallery is constantly swarming with artists with a thirst for collaboration, creativity and the possibility of expressing themselves freely on the walls of the Graff Garden. The Gallery captures your imagination and showcases raw, cutting-edge talent. A foundation to awaken and nurture unexplored talent while promoting those at the forefront of street art culture.

                    Ideal Candidate: A passion for arts is essential. Excellent copywriting skills, with a proven track record. Exceptional written English skills, PR experience, online/website content writing, Social media experience, and SEO experience are all ideal.

                    • 1/11/2014
                    • 12.0 weeks
                    • 8/30/2014
                    • 15.0 weeks
                    • 6/13/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks
                    • 6/20/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks

                    Web based Media for the London Art Scene

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                    This company is a website community of art and design professionals boasting more than 8000 members offering exhibitions, workshops, and much more. They are seeking an intern to assist with the updating of their website and social media, writing for web content and image resourcing.

                    Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has an interest in art and design, skills in social media, writing/blogging and experience with programming/resizing with Photoshop or a similar program. Web publishing and editing skills are a bonus.

                    • 1/11/2014
                    • 12.0 weeks
                    • 8/30/2014
                    • 15.0 weeks
                    • 6/13/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks
                    • 6/20/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks

                    Urban Art Museum

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                    The urban art movement is in full shape with this placement. A free museum with designated collections in anthropology, musical instruments and natural history with an aquarium,16 acres of gardens, a library and an education centre. Interns will be in a generalist role working with archives and helping the volunteer coordinator in museum operations.

                    Ideal Candidate: Students or recent graduates with a background in museum studies or archival research, with an interest in day to day museum operations.

                    • 1/11/2014
                    • 12.0 weeks
                    • 8/30/2014
                    • 15.0 weeks
                    • 6/13/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks
                    • 6/20/2015
                    • 8.0 weeks

                    Paris

                    Art Gallery Management in Downtown Paris

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                    A hip, modern gallery is looking for an intern with an interest in the art world. The gallery hosts a huge variety of artists and events. The intern will get to prepare for new art reviews, organize an exposition of young artists in Deauville, create brochures, visit artists, send out invitations, help with art openings, correct English, choose pictures for magazines and a number of other tasks. Interns will truly immerse themselves in the Parisian art world.

                    Ideal Candidate: Business, art, or gallery background, and the ability to be flexible in this varied role. Moderate French is required, with greater proficiency offering greater opportunities.

                    • 5/19/2013
                    • 10.0 weeks
                    • 8/31/2014
                    • 12.0 weeks
                    • 1/11/2015
                    • 12.0 weeks

                    Washington, DC

                    Historical Research

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                    This placement is committed to offering interns a wide range of archival and editing experiences — including organization of documents, web development, and general office work. We also encourage students to complete independent research projects on topics related to the holdings of the Project, and many of our summer interns undertake research related to senior theses or other long-term projects.

                    Ideal Candidate: We ask that interns be familiar with PC-based computers and Microsoft Office, have good research skills, and possess the ability to pay scrupulous attention to detail. Some background in U.S. history, women's history/women's studies, or international affairs is desirable. Foreign language skills are also useful. Applicants with experience using HTML and/or Dreamweaver are encouraged to apply. Application deadline March 31st.

                      Testimonials about Art, Art Museums and Galleries

                      Justin
                      University of Wisconsin-Madison
                      Florence

                      "I decided to come to Italy because I love the culture and I think the people are very friendly, and perfecting my Italian was also very important to me. I was interested in Restoration and for me Florence was the best place to go to for that kind of work. I am here to learn the field and to get hands on experience with Art Restoration and that's exactly what I am doing. I would definitely recommend Global Experiences because they found me this very exceptional job and I am very grateful for them having done that. Without them I don't think I would have ever been in contact with the company I work for."


                      Abigail
                      Dartmouth University
                      Florence

                      "I am loving my internship, Global Experiences set me up with two galleries that collaborate together, and I will [be] setting up an exhibition by myself which I am definitely looking forward to. I actually just got back from a trip to London this past weekend. And our gallery is currently in the process of getting ready for a new exhibition Thursday. [It is] very busy but exciting. The aperitivos with the Florence staff and the other global people have been so nice; you all definitely do a great job of organizing everything for us while we're here."