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 16 years old and are expected to work a minimum of 15 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
  • One letter of recommendation (ideally from a professor or previous employer)
  • Unofficial copy of most relevant transcript (high school, undergraduate or graduate school)
  • Link to a web-based portfolio if relevant, or a PDF of work samples
  • Two writing samples if requested

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
  • Education
  • Facilities
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events

VisArts hires interns for the spring, summer and fall semesters. For summer 2019, we’re currently hiring:

  • Education Interns
  • Studio Assistants
  • Facilities Interns

We’re currently hiring fall 2019 interns in the following departments:

  • Clay Studio
  • Exhibitions
  • Education
  • Facilities
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events

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.