A Wattis Institute internship represents a unique opportunity to experience a contemporary arts institution firsthand.
Working directly with the curatorial team on implementing the institute's exhibition program, interns are involved in a wide range of tasks, from the initial artist research to helping with the opening reception. Tasks vary from project to project and depend on the stage of each exhibition.
The Wattis Institute also participates in The Ruskin School University of Oxford's Professional Practice Programme. The intention of this programme is to provide students with an opportunity to experience at first hand the professional practice of galleries, museums and arts organizations. It is hoped that a Ruskin internship at the Wattis will not only enhance each student's area of research but also further develop and extend their understanding of both arts and curatorial practice.
There is no set application deadline for an internship, and inquiries are welcome throughout the year. However, we offer internships roughly coinciding with each academic term (January to May and September to December) and over the summer (June through August).
The internships are designed to cover a three-month period, with a minimum commitment of three days per week.
Applicants must have a good understanding of art history and, preferably, be enrolled or have graduated from an art historical, visual arts, or curatorial degree program.
Applicants need to be flexible, willing to take on a range of tasks and actively participate in the institute's day-to-day activities. Projects are assigned according to the institute's changing needs and the skills and interests of each intern.
Basic computing skills (Mac OS, Word, Excel, and email) are required.
This is an unpaid internship and no stipends are available, although academic credit may be available. Please contact Rita Souther at 415.551.9305 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To apply for an internship, please send a resume with a cover letter to Rita Souther at email@example.com or CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco CA 94107.