Artlink interns work closely with staff to further the mission of Artlink. Artlink works to create a unique experience for each intern based on their career goals and interests. Interns will receive a well-rounded understanding of nonprofit management, arts administration and gallery practice.
Interns will also learn about the history and current state of the Fort Wayne arts community and will be expected to visit and engage with arts community events, openings, and exhibitions during the course of their internship.
We are looking for dedicated, driven individuals with interest or experience in art, nonprofit organizations, arts advocacy, and marketing. We encourage undergraduates and/or recent graduates to apply. Applicants should be motivated with excellent attention to detail. We are looking for interns that are passionate and excited to learn about what we do. Interns are expected to work a minimum of ten to fifteen hours per week. Please note, this is currently an unpaid internship opportunity.
During the course of the internship program, interns will attend committee and Board of Directors meetings to better understand how nonprofits are structured and managed. Interns will assist with day to day operations of a nonprofit arts center, from greeting gallery patrons, general cleaning and upkeep, and administrative work. Interns will attend community outreach events to network and engage with Artlink programming and the Fort Wayne arts community. Interns will assist the Gallery Coordinator with marketing and gallery tasks, such as website, social media, and email newsletter updates, press releases, exhibition research, artist outreach, and installation of exhibitions.
Internships for academic credit
Interns interested in receiving academic credit are fully responsible for meeting university requirements, tracking internship hours, and providing Artlink with all information regarding academic requirements prior to the start of their internship.
Email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Lynette Scott, Exhibitions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should address your personal goals for the internship. If you are applying to receive academic credit, please provide the dates of your semester and all academic requirements for the credit.
Thank you to our past interns!
Kat Bowen, Eden Hakimzadeh, Hannah Hopkins, Matt Lutz, Megan Maynard, Emily Motherwell, Preston Owens, Bridget Perry, Van Vandergriff, and David Weimer.