Thursday, July 30, 2009

P.S.1 : Internship

Apply for P.S.1 Internship Program Fall 2009 Cycle!

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in all of its departments. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and to work alongside some of the world's most exciting contemporary artists and curators.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Intern candidates must possess a strong command of English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC-platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one department but have the opportunity to interact with all departments on a regular basis. Our relatively small staff requires interns that are willing to do a substantial amount of administrative work while taking on more critical responsibilities for the institution's operation. All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full trimester with a schedule determined by the Intern Supervisor. P.S.1 requires interns to work a minimum of two full days per week (seven hours per day). It is the responsibility of applicants to retrieve information from their school concerning possible academic credit.

Interns are required to attend field trips/lectures at non-profit institutions and museums in the New York area that have been organized by the Internship Supervisor. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with special events, public programs, and exhibition openings. All summer-fall cycle interns are required to work various Saturdays during P.S.1’s summer music series Warm Up.

P.S.1 is unable to provide or assist with visas for foreign applicants.

All applications must be received by August 10, 2009 in order to be considered for the Fall 2009 cycle. They must include a cover letter, resume, and official application form that can be found on our website. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Start/End dates are flexible and must be discussed with the Internship Supervisor in advance.

For more information about the internship program description and application, please visit

The internship program is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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