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 2018 Arts Intern positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 15.


Summer 2018 Positions


Marketing, Communications and Development

The Marketing, Communications and Development intern will be tasked with researching the ways in which museums interact with their communities in the post-internet era. Specifically, the intern will develop a strategy for engaging with online communities of artists and students and for translating digital engagement with these communities into long-term patronage.



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.