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Internships and Employment Opportunities

Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities

360 degree Gallery Internship

Learn about and work on all aspects of Gallery 400’s activities and operations. The intern will work closely with Gallery 400 Director Lorelei Stewart on exhibitions, programs, communications, collaboration and engagement with Gallery partners, fundraising, operations, budgeting, and strategic planning. This unique internship offers a close up view into the full scope of an academic art space’s activities.

Tasks, responsibilities, and areas of learning will include:

  • Exhibition research and writing
  • Inventorying exhibition works and/or exhibition accoutrements
  • Program and event planning, organization, writing and communications
  • Planning and executing social media communications strategies
  • Website review, writing and updating
  • Partnership communication and maintenance
  • Grantwriting and individual donor solicitations
  • Structures, methods, documentation of, and materials for Gallery operations
  • Financial recordkeeping and management
  • The 2021 strategic planning process, communications, planning, writing, documentations, materials, and more
  • Other areas of operation as they arise

Gallery 400 History and Archive Public Access Internship

The new website that Gallery 400 launched in March 2021 is designed to document in detail the Gallery’s history of 37+ years of events and exhibitions. It builds on extensive archival documentation undertaken in 2011 and 2012. The intern will work to recover, organize, and make public that documentation that was lost in the 2017 crash of Gallery 400’s old website. With mentorship from Gallery 400 Director Lorelei Stewart, the intern while exploring the Gallery’s history will gain experience in archival organization, documentation, and operational practices, as well as web content management.

Tasks, responsibilities, and areas of learning will include:

  • Researching archival materials
  • Inventorying materials and recordkeeping
  • Editing and/or reformatting fragmented materials
  • Website content upload and editing
  • Website review, writing and updating
  • Developing an operational handbook for the archive
  • Other archive areas as they arise
  • Access to the Gallery’s 2021 strategic planning process and other activities

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The Gallery 400 internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working at one of the nation’s most vibrant university galleries, showcasing work at the leading edge of contemporary art, architecture, and design. Under the guidance of gallery staff, interns assist in routine work that ranges from special projects and research to clerical support.

Internships require a commitment of 15–20 hours per week and are typically a semester in length. A major in art history or fine art is not required. All internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged for students. Please contact your individual career or academic advisor to arrange for internship credit.

To apply for this position, please email Lorelei Stewart gallery400@uic.edu by May 21 at 5 pm CDT with your CV and a cover letter.