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, to work with professional curators and artists, and to run a small, non-circulating art library.

The internship is a pass/fail course taken for 2-3 credits. 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.

Please check back here in Summer 2019 for Fall 2019 applications.

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

Additionally, students may apply to participate in the Art Library Project Internship Program for an additional one credit. Students can expect this to be an additional 2.5 hours per week.

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, Monday – Thursday, while Host shifts are odd hours.

Preparator/Publicity

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

As a Preparator you 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. You will be trained in the use of basic tools used to install exhibitions. No experience required.

As a Publicity Interns you will help the Director 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.

Art Library Project

In Fall, 2018 The Art Library Project opened a small, non-circulating art library in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery. Students interested in working as Art Librarians may apply to participate in the Art Library Project Internship Program for an additional one credit.

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

Please check back here in Summer 2019 for Fall 2019 applications.

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