Worth Ryder Art Gallery Student Internship Program

Worth Ryder Art Gallery Presents:





The Worth Ryder Art Gallery Internship program is an opportunity to learn how art exhibitions are put together, to gain experience in the day-to-day functioning of an art gallery from the inside, and to work with professional curators and artists.  

The program is open to any and all students enrolled at UC Berkeley – NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. The application process, which typically begins at the beginning of the semester, is competitive.

Students are asked to take the internship program for TWO credits.

Each student who signs up for the program is required to be present to attend the gallery for one 2.5 hour shift per week during the semester OR help host receptions and artist talks. Attendant shifts are typically scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm Tues. – Sat., while hosting positions are odd hours (details will be provided).

Additionally, each intern takes on one more specialized position: installing the exhibitions, working as a member of the gallery’s publicity team, documenting work and writing reviews for the blog, or helping with the UC Berkeley Art Alumni Group. These positions require students to be present for odd hours, including during installation periods, and at meetings with the Director (details will be provided).

The internship is a pass/fail course.


Please download the following document:


And refer to the online application form, found here:


Applications for the Fall, 2014 program are due Tuesday, September 2nd. The application process is competitive. Decisions of the program director are final.

QUESTIONS? Please write to Program Director Farley Gwazda: gwazda@berkeley.edu