The Luminary has a year-round internship program for students, recent graduates and others interested in areas as diverse as curatorial research, art writing and publishing, marketing and PR, and graphic/web design. As part of a small organization, interns gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a contemporary arts organization.

The next deadline for applications is January 8th for January-May Internships. To apply, please fill out the application below.

Note: A small stipend is offered for all internships. Amount dependent on duration of internship.

Internship positions and job descriptions are listed below:

Media: The media intern will be responsible for documenting and archiving The Luminary’s programs and events. The internship will provide an opportunity to develop skills relating to event and artistic documentation and high-profile opportunities to publish work. Applicants should have experience with digital photography and video and a basic knowledge of editing software.

Curatorial: The curatorial intern will assist the staff with the research, preparation and install of exhibitions. The internship will provide valuable insight into the organization of group exhibitions, working with artists and galleries and the curatorial process. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of contemporary art and gallery practices.

Writing + Editorial: The writing + editorial intern will work directly in the writing, research and online publication of a range of material relating to artist-run and alternative arts organizations around the country for This position is ideal for someone interested in publishing, copywriting, copyediting, and art criticism. Applicants should be detail-oriented and ideally have knowledge of Google Docs and Wordpress, but training will also be provided.

Residency: The residency intern will work directly with the artists-in-residence as well as in the organization of workshops, panels and seminars. This position will offer opportunities to assist professional artists in a structured environment and learn more about practical resources for artists. Applicants should be organized, able to manage multiple projects and be task-oriented.

Design: The design intern will help develop and produce materials related to The Luminary’s programs and events including print materials, posters, web page layout, and more. This position will provide diverse experience producing high-profile materials in a variety of areas. Applicants should be able to work with clients, have previous design experience and a fluent knowledge of design software.