Internships

Southern Exposure Internship Opportunities

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is a 47 year-old artist-centered non-profit organization committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

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 nonprofit visual arts organization, allowing participants to assume professional-level responsibilities, receive training and guidance from SoEx staff, and understand how a nonprofit arts organization functions. We view the program as an extension of our education and outreach services that help to expand and diversify community interaction. 

Internship applications for Fall Semester 2022 are open now! Follow us on social media to stay updated.

Fall 2022 Communications Internship

Engaging in a wide variety of professional activities under the supervision of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, the Communications Intern helps to manage Southern Exposure’s social media channels, assists with social media campaigns, and recruits followers. The intern curates compelling content, including content from SoEx friends and allies, to highlight issues affecting artists and art spaces via Southern Exposure’s social media networks. The intern also performs monthly data analysis of web, email, and social media reach, and provides project-based support, such as researching press contacts, promoting events, communicating with partners, gathering and processing images, maintaining projects and events on the website, and archiving PR materials. This opportunity is ideal for someone interested in learning about digital engagement, audience development, and data gathering and analysis. Interns will have the opportunity to execute an internship project that directly engages with the artists and curators of their choice. In addition to receiving a modest stipend, interns receive ample opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of a contemporary nonprofit arts organization.

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Fall 2022 Programs and Exhibitions Internship

Engaging in a wide variety of professional activities under the supervision of the Artistic & Co-Director, the Programs & Exhibitions Intern helps to collect and organize information from artists and curators for events and projects and provides administrative support as needed for projects, exhibitions, and events. The intern also attends and takes minutes at monthly curatorial meetings. A successful Programs & Exhibitions Intern is self-motivated and detail oriented and loves art and local artists. The intern is asked to be available 1﹣3 weekdays per week along with occasional evening hours for meetings and events. A major component of this internship is the 2022 Monster Drawing Rally, so candidates must be available on Saturday, October 8 , 2022, to be considered for this internship. In addition to receiving a modest stipend, interns receive ample opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of a contemporary arts organization and the many moving parts of hosting a rigorous fundraising event.

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