For those looking to hone their skills and engage with the Bay Area arts community
Southern Exposure's internship program is a vital part of the organization's operating structure. The internship program provides training within a non-profit visual arts organization, allowing participants to assume professional-level responsibilities, receive training and guidance from SoEx staff and understand how a non-profit arts organization functions. We view the program as an extension of our education and outreach services that help to expand and diversify community interaction.
The principles of Southern Exposure’s internship program are to:
- Provide interns with professional experience in arts administration
- Prepare interns for, and connect them with, further opportunities within the arts, especially paid positions and leadership roles
- Actively seek out communities and experiences that are underrepresented in arts administration and works to bring those outside in
- Build relationships that share knowledge in omni-directional ways between interns and staff as well as other SoEx community members
All interns should be interested in working in a non-profit arts environment, possess strong communication skills and have computer skills. When possible, we partner with schools and community organizations to provide stipends or course credit. Internships require a minimum of 6 hours per week and approximately a 6–12 month commitment (unless otherwise stated).