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Summer 2024 - Curatorial Course Credit Intern

The Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization that is looking for a curatorial intern to assist in the production of new commissions, exhibitions, and development of electronic and printed publications; as well as conduct curatorial research and assist with the planning of current and upcoming program initiatives. The right match for this position will be a highly motivated, intelligent individual with strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, ability to manage time efficiently, and handle several projects simultaneously. A professional phone manner, a sense of humor, and an interest and/or knowledge of contemporary art and its concepts are also important.

This opportunity will help interns gain real-world work experience in an art gallery environment. The Alfa' internship program was approved from over 100 universities for academia / course credit. Please contact your carrier department for more info. In exchange for their work interns will also gain valuable experience in a dynamic nonprofit arts environment and will receive an evaluation form and letter of recommendation at the end of their internship. Please attach cover letter with resume.

General Tasks:

  • Responsible for the development of press releases and other written documents
  • Work with the Photography/Video Production intern to plan and execute professional artist interviews.
  • Research and suggest new artists and exhibition ideas.
  • Assist in the coordination of special events, such as opening receptions, Public Programs, and Class visits.
  • Collaborate with the development intern on grant writing and securing sponsorships.
  • Assist in finding and booking performers for our multi-disciplinary events (musicians, poets, dancers, actors, comedians, etc.)


  • Strong oral, written, organizational, and inter-personal communications skills
  • Ability to manage time efficiently
  • Knowledge of classical and contemporary art and its concepts
  • Skilled in doing research, creating bibliographies, and writing letters
  • Computer proficiency is a must, particularly experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a plus