Apply for an Internship

Internships at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond show students what it’s like to work for a not-for-profit arts center. Interns must be at least 18 years old and are expected to work a minimum of 8-10 hours per week. Experiences are unpaid but can be completed for academic credit. All interns may take one art class at VisArts, free of charge.

A complete application includes a:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • List of three references
  • If applicable, link to a web-based portfolio or a PDF of work samples

In their applications, applicants should indicate the department in which they are most interested in working. Students with overlapping interests may select up to three departments.

  • Clay Studio
  • Exhibitions/Gallery
  • Education
  • Studios/Facilities
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events

VisArts hires interns for the spring, summer, and fall.

Application due dates:
Spring Semester (January – May):  Due October 1st, notified by November 1st
Summer Semester (June – August): Due March 1, notified by April 1
Fall Semester (September – December): Due June 1, notified by July 1

If you’re interested in being an intern after the application deadline has passed, reach out to us and we can talk about your interests and availability.

Apply for an Internship

Work Study

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is an approved work-study site for Virginia Commonwealth University students. Students apply through VCU. Most will be placed in the facilities or exhibitions departments. Our work study program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 safety considerations at local universities. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected].