Paid Summer Internships for Aspiring Documentary Producers
Deadline April 8, 2011
July 11 - August 19, at AIM, 2701C Wilson Blvd., Arlington
The Document Arlington Project is a six week television production apprenticeship program open to all Arlington Public School students. Six interns will work together over the summer to create two 15 minute documentaries. The program includes training, access to professional equipment, production development assistance, and cable and public screenings of the documentaries.

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The metropolitan-DC area’s newest cultural center is set to open in Arlington on 10-10-10 with internship opportunities in the areas of Education Lab, Curatorial, Technical Production, Public Art, Visitor Services and Marketing & Outreach.  Conveniently located less than two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro Station, Artisphere's internship program will help you to hone your skills in a dynamic new space with multiple venues, including: a 4,000 square foot ballroom space, a wi-fi lounge, a café, three distinct gallery spaces, as well as three flexible theater/performance spaces!   A global meeting place that serves as a catalyst for the exploration of the issues and ideas of our time, Artisphere connects people to the spirit and fun found in being creative and celebrates diverse human expression.

Open to undergraduates and graduates
working toward or recently completing accredited degree programs in the fields of fine arts, theater, design, video, photography, arts management, museum studies, art history, hospitality, tourism, public art, urban design, arts education, marketing, production, and other specialized areas. Interns will assist staff on specific projects and events and must have good communication and time management skills. Applicants must be flexible, self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and have an interest in contributing to the ongoing needs of the art space.  

Interns are required to make a minimum commitment of 240 hours per semester.  Hours will be scheduled in advance and fulfilled during regular business hours Monday – Friday and during evening/weekend programs. Accepted applicants who are US citizens or obtain work visas will receive a stipend of $500 and arrangement for school credit is strongly encouraged.  

Please email a resume with 3 references and a short letter of interest to:
Lisa Marie Thalhammer Arlington Cultural Affairs Director of Educational Programs

EDUCATION LAB INTERNS gain valuable experience researching, planning, creating, teaching and evaluating educational programs in the arts. In the Education Lab, interns use new technologies to communicate creative ideas and assist artists with workshop presentations and curriculum development. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in group settings. Experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Power Point, photography, Final Cut Pro and video production is a plus.

CURATORIAL INTERNS assist with the day-to-day duties of the programmatic team – including researching and contacting artists, transcribing meetings, writing about art, handling artworks, developing public calls-for-entries, creating artwork labels and designing exhibitions. Ideal candidates will have a deep interest, knowledge and passion for contemporary performance, visual or new media arts. Applicants should be able to communicate the central curatorial ideas behind Artisphere programs to the public and lead exhibition tours. Experience with internet research, Photoshop and graphic design concepts are a plus.

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION INTERNS gain valuable hands-on experience with stage and exhibition production. Duties include assisting with the load-in, installation and break-down of events, programs and exhibitions. Interns will receive training on operating lighting, sound and video projection equipment while programs are in production.  Applicants must be able to listen, follow directions and be enthusiastic to learn behind the scenes.

PUBLIC ART INTERNS work off site at the County’s main building, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, assisting with the general development of public art and urban design enhancement projects that engage public spaces. Duties may include researching best practices and examples for public art in transit and civic design programs worldwide, solicitation of creative teams for demonstration projects, identifying educational interpretation and outreach opportunities, and updating permanent collection databases. Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in contemporary art, urban design or public space and have strong organizational skills, attention to details and the ability to compile information and prepare reports efficiently.  Proficiency in database/content management internet systems is a plus.

VISITOR SERVICES INTERNS serve as ambassadors to the public and act as information specialists. They ensure that each visitor’s experience at Artisphere is safe, enjoyable and meaningful. Duties include greeting visitors, answering questions, providing information on programs and rental opportunities at Artisphere, leading facility tours, processing artwork and ticket sales, preparing mailings and updating client files. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, be able to initiate visitor interaction by communicating clearly. Knowledge of art organizations and customer service experience is a plus. 

MARKETING & OUTREACH INTERNS communicate the core values and mission of Artisphere to the community. They gain valuable experience assisting with website, social media and email marking communications, writing press releases, developing print publications and creating event flyers. Applicants should have excellent editorial skills and be able to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment. Experience with website content management systems, Photoshop, InDesign, Power Point, Final Cut Pro, video production, show hosting, public speaking, graphic design, Twitter and Facebook is a plus.