For current students or recent graduates.
Arts Association is pleased to offer its internship program open to any college
or graduate student who is interested in working for and learning about a
non-profit arts organization, including exhibitions, public relations, educational
workshops, graphic design, grant writing, and events in the community. Internships are a great
opportunity to network while getting professional experience and references for
future work opportunities. Salem Arts Association offers internship openings for Spring, Summer, and Fall. Please see the information below. For any questions,
contact us at Internship@salemArts.org.
How to apply
apply for the Salem Arts Association Internship Program, please email the
following information to Internship@salemArts.org:
- Resume outlining your education and work experience.
- Cover letter briefly explaining why you’d like to be a
Salem Arts Intern and which skills you’d like learn as well as which
skills you can contribute.
- Indicate whether you are seeking a Summer, Fall, or
- Indicate whether you are available on weekends*.
- Provide your faculty advisor contact information.
*Much of the work at Salem Arts takes
place on weekends.
- Internships are non-paying, however complimentary
one-year memberships will be granted to all interns. Membership benefits
include being able to sell your art at Salem Arts and participate in exhibitions,
events, and workshops.
- Internship duties include assisting the exhibition
space and art sales several times a month from 12noon
to 6pm on Saturdays or Sundays. The internship also includes hands-on
experience in a chosen area of expertise, such as grant writing, graphic design, assisting
curating shows, web design, membership drives, public relations, event
coordination, education, marketing, etc.
- All interns will report to the Salem Arts President
and/or work closely with a Salem Arts supervisor/mentor to tailor an
internship that matches career interests.
- Interns generally work for 120 hours total over 3-4
- Internships can be used to receive academic credit at a
college or university. Internships that are completed for 3 credits have
the same responsibilities as internships that are not done for college