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Art Administration Internship

Art administration internship

2012 Admin intern Kristen Fleming working with WSW office manager Sandra Brown.

This internship is for people considering a career in arts administration. You will work alongside WSW’s administrative staff attending to the myriad of details that keep an arts organization functioning smoothly.

Typically, projects will include: database management, membership systems, donor and grant research, event planning assistance, writing and distributing press releases, archiving WSW documents, answering the phone, and sending out e-communications. Graphic design and web skills are a plus. Experience with Filemaker Pro, WordPress, InDesign, and Photoshop are beneficial, but not required. Communication skills and phone poise are a must.

The Arts Administration Internship includes a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood artist’s housing and a stipend of $250/month. Interns work 40 hours a week, generally M-F, 9-5 pm, but the schedule changes to accommodate the workshop’s schedule. This session can culminate with an exhibition of work created during your stay.


February 15 for Summer – Fall Art Administration Internship
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by April 15

Length of Internship: 6 months
Internship Occurs: July – December following application

October 15 for Winter – Spring Art Administration Internship
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by November 15

Length of Internship: 6 months
Internship Occurs: January – June following application


  • Signed Application Form
  • A letter of interest addressing why an art administration internship at WSW is important to you, and what type of experience(s) you would bring to WSW
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A resume
  • Three work samples related to administering or writing, ex: Press releases, design samples, etc. Supplemental samples of artwork will be reviewed, but are not required, up to 10 images of recent work with an image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications.
  • Applicants who do not want to receive decision information by EMAIL can include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED and adequate postage and packaging material is included with the application. International Applicants: include International Reply Coupons in place of postage.

WSW, P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472