Design Internship

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, CA 

18th Street Arts Center's internships are designed to give students real world professional experience. We offer self-directed creative projects which in the past have included opportunities to curate shows, program events, and publish their own writing in arts publications and in our annual catalogue, and documentary initiatives. Each project depends on the interests of the individual and on the framework of the internship. As such, our interns are given the opportunity to develop their resumes with real accomplishments that have genuine professional impact. These are unpaid internship (college credit eligible) opportunities.

18th Street Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic and motivated university students for various communications internships to start in August/September 2016 continuing through December (with the possibility for extension).
18th Street Arts Center is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 30+ international artists a year, and have 20 local artists and organizations on our campus. We are a small staff, and consistently need enthusiastic arts-lovers to help us support artists and provoke public dialogue!

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the Director of Communications and Outreach the selected candidate will expand their portfolio and gain valuable professional creative experience working with an arts organization on print and digital design. Work on catalogues, artists books, showcards, ads, logos and branding with lots of creative freedom in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient with a widely used design software - Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch, or Invision.
  • Watch your designs gain lots of audience and traction
  • Work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists
  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom
  • Gain valuable professional experience working within an arts organization
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to Please provide links to a portfolio with at least 5 different format designs for print and web. Please specify “Design Intern” in the subject line.




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