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Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, 2021

Internships and Employment Opportunities


The Gallery 400 internship program welcomes UIC undergraduate students 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. 

Working collaboratively under the guidance of the Gallery’s staff, interns assist in regular gallery work, ranging from research to visitor services, special projects, and the administrative dimensions of gallery work. Our internship program provides hands-on opportunities to learn directly from arts professionals and to connect with professionals in various Chicago cultural institutions.

Internships require a commitment of 7-15 hours per week and are typically a semester in length. A major in art history or fine art is not required. Interns may be able to be paid through the UIC Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA). To be eligible for CURA, students must have Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid award from UIC. Please let us know if you are interested in applying for the CURA funding opportunity. Academic credit can also be arranged for students. Please contact your career or academic advisor to arrange for internship credit.

All internships for academic year 2023-24 are currently filled. Check back in late March 2024 for updates on Summer 2024 and academic year 2024-25 internships.