Full-Time Summer Internship Program

The RISD Museum partners with the Studio Institute’s Arts Intern Providence Program to offer full-time summer internships. The Arts Intern program provides exciting opportunities for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit professions through internships at museums and other cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students as of the Fall 2018 semester and must be rising Juniors or Seniors. They must attend college or live in the state of Rhode Island, within a 35-mile radius of Providence. Lastly, they must have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000 (as listed on the student’s FAFSA form). International students are not eligible for this program.

 

Summer 2019 positions:

 

Family and Teen Programs

The education intern will be focused on museum programming and evaluation. They will work with education program staff to work on programs that are about long-term and short term methods of outreach across different museum audiences. They will be responsible for evaluating and measuring outreach targets and goals, exploring opportunities for different growth and development, and examining the relationship between content and its success in outreach as well as program implementation.

The intern will be a critical member of educational department programming in the summer of 2019. They will work on Super Art Sunday, Third Thursdays, the Summer Teen Intensive, and the RISD Art Circle. This will include working with staff and artists to plan and execute programming and developing their own program; implementing and designing processes and methods for program evaluation before, during, and after programs; and creating and managing communication with program participants.       

The intern will:
• Work with the education program staff to develop and work on programs for long- and short-term outreach
• Work with the education department to program the 2019 Summer Teen Intensive program
• Develop, execute, and manage programs as part of Super Art Sunday, Third Thursdays, the Summer Teen Intensive, and the RISD Art Circle

Qualifications:
• Familiarity and interest in work with young people
• Comfort in art and/or art-making
• Strong communication and collaboration skills

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information. 

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Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Intern will learn how to design experiential graphics from concept to delivery of files for production. The Intern will work with the curators, museum editor, and installation manager to design the graphics for an upcoming exhibition of works on paper while receiving guidance and instruction from the graphic design department. They will be introduced to the systems, tools, and processes the RISD Museum uses and will practice everyday workflow, management, and design strategies.

The intern will:
• Coordinate with stakeholders across the Museum to develop a graphic concept for an exhibition of works on paper being installed in late July
• Create a graphic identity for the exhibition and produce all relevant materials, including title, chat labels, and object labels
• Design and produce promotional materials for fall programs in coordination with educators and marketing staff

Qualifications:
• Strong understanding of typography and graphic design fundamentals
• Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

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