Internship Program

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 internship is a two-credit pass/fail course. Attendance and punctuality are essential to passing. Internships are open to ALL UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. The application process is competitive.

The Application for the Spring 2017 Program is now live. The deadline is 11:59 pm, Friday, January 20th, 2017.

Students are asked to take the internship program for two credits and play two roles: Attendant/Host and Preparator/Publicity. Students should expect to commit five hours per week to the program.

Attendant/Host

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 scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm, Mon. – Thurs. (Note new gallery hours), while hosting positions are odd hours (see form).

Preparator/Publicity

Additionally, each intern takes on one specialized position. These positions are scheduled flexibly, but do require students to be present for hours during installation periods and at meetings with the Director.

Preparators will be installing exhibitions for approximately 4-hour shifts before each of five exhibitions. You will be hanging work, painting, organizing, making gallery materials, assisting professional and student artists, and will gain valuable hands-on experience. I will train you in the use of basic tools used to install exhibitions. No experience required.

Publicity interns help me prepare PR materials, publicize events, document exhibitions, enter exhibition descriptions into online arts calendars, contact local arts media, prepare content for our website and social media, and make things BIG.

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

The Application for the Spring 2017 Program is now live. The deadline is 11:59 pm, Friday, January 20th, 2017.

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

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