Internships with PS1 - NYC Arts
Internship Program 2009-2010
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in all of its departments. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and to work alongside some of the world's most exciting contemporary artists and curators.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Intern candidates must possess a strong command of English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC-platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one department but have the opportunity to interact with all departments on a regular basis. Our relatively small staff requires interns that are willing to do a substantial amount of administrative work while taking on more critical responsibilities for the institution's operation.
All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full trimester with a schedule determined by the Intern Supervisor. P.S.1 requires interns to work a minimum of two full days per week (seven hours per day). It is the responsibility of applicants to retrieve information from their school concerning possible academic credit.
Interns are required to attend field trips/lectures at non-profit institutions and museums in the New York area that have been organized by the Internship Supervisor. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with special events, public programs, and exhibition openings. All interns may be required to assume guarding positions and/or work various Saturday afternoons during P.S.1’s summer music series Warm Up.
P.S.1 is unable to provide or assist with visas for foreign applicants.
Summer Cycle 2009
Application deadline: April 13th
Duration: May 11th – August 28th
Fall Cycle 2009
Application Deadline: August 10th
Duration: September 14th – December 18th
Spring Cycle 2010
Application deadline: November 30th (2009)
Duration: January 25th – May 7th
Summer Cycle 2010
Application deadline: April 12th
Duration: May 17th – August 27th
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Start/End dates are flexible and must be discussed with the Internship Supervisor in advance.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, P.S.1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, P.S.1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. P.S.1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. P.S.1 presents over 50 exhibitions each year, including artists’ retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.
Summer and semester long internships are available. For more information and and application, please visit their website at: