We are always looking for smart, motivated interns and accept applications for our internship program on an ongoing basis, although we do have three application deadlines (see below). The program is designed to give students and graduates real-world experience in nonprofit management, program development, and magazine publishing. Prospective interns should have an interest in contemporary art, publishing, or nonprofit management.

Internships at Art Papers are typically project based and interns will gain experience in many of the following areas: database management, magazine circulation and distribution, fundraising, event planning, marketing, research, and magazine production. However, because Art Papers is a small organization, interns will be expected to assist as needed on general administrative tasks.

In addition to broader organizational internships, we offer a more focused editorial internship, working closely with our Editor. Interns must be critical, detail-oriented thinkers who are adept at online and archival research have strong writing skills, and an interest in the relationship between text and image. Previous experience with publishing and/or contemporary visual art is desirable; an enthusiasm for these fields is essential. If applying for this focused internship, please note the additional support materials requested in the application outlined below.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and either currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate. All interns must be organized, professional, proficient with computers—including basic Office software and social media applications—and able to work with minimal supervision.

Interns must commit to working a minimum of 8 hours per week for a period of at least three months. Please indicate your availability in your application. Although we will work with interns regarding schedules and deadlines, we generally follow a traditional school calendar: fall (late-August through late December), spring (early January through mid May), summer (late-May through mid-August).

All internships are unpaid, but ART PAPERS will provide academic credit if the program is offered through a school and if arrangements are made in advance.

For their service, interns receive a 12-month subscription to ART PAPERS magazine and are listed on the masthead of the publication for the duration of the internship.

To guarantee consideration for an internship spot, applications should be received by the following deadlines:

Fall Deadline: September 6  *HYBRID: REMOTE & IN-PERSON*
Spring Deadline: December 27 *HYBRID: REMOTE & IN-PERSON*
Summer Deadline: April 26 *HYBRID: REMOTE & IN-PERSON*

Application Process:
To apply, please submit the following:

1. A cover letter indicating:

  • Why you chose to apply for an internship at ART PAPERS
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • What skills or experiences you bring to the organization
  • Information about relevant coursework
  • The dates/time period you are available to intern.

2. A resume detailing your educational background and past work experience.

3. Two references, supplying the referee’s name, title, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant. Examples of good references are: professors, employers, previous supervisors at other internships or volunteer opportunities, and coaches among others.

4. Editorial Internship applicants should also provide 2-3 writing samples.

Please email the above documents to Saskia Benjamin, Executive Director, at, and Raven Schley, Marketing & Administrative Coordinator, at