Internship Program Information
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum seeks university students to participate in internships for academic credit and educational enrichment. Spring, summer, and fall internships are unpaid and run for 12 weeks with a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5pm). Mexic-Arte Museum also encourages interns to attend its Public Programs.
Mexic-Arte Museum recognizes the importance of interns and seeks flexible, positive, organized, and self-motivated candidates that can work both independently and collaboratively in a professional setting. Interns will apply their creativity, critical thinking skills, and enthusiasm to a wide range of projects under the mentorship of Mexic-Arte Museum professionals.
Internship opportunities are available in the following departments:
- Archives: Gathers, organizes, and files print and photographic media related to the history of Mexic-Arte Museum from its inception in 1984. Other responsibilities include: documenting public and educational programs, maintaining library resources, offering assistance locating library or archival materials for staff, and working with our Director on our long-term archive project.
- Curatorial: Gains an international, national, and local perspective of traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art through researching artists, helping with exhibition proposals, assisting with exhibition archives, and general departmental support.
- Development: Working with Development team to assist with donor and media relations, generation of revenue, special events, and database management. Tasks may include data entry, general administrative work, and correspondence.
- Director’s Office: Assists the Founding Director with daily tasks that range from filing, working on special events, updating the database, and attending meetings with prospective donors. Intern will get experience on different aspects of a non-profit organization.
- Education: Assists with the coordination of youth and adult programs. Other opportunities include: touring youth groups through exhibitions, developing curriculum, preparing for and facilitating creative projects, assisting with education outreach, and helping with program evaluation.
- Social Media and Graphic Design: Assists in the production of video and/or electronic media resources created for a variety of audiences that help create visibility and awareness for Mexic-Arte’s exhibitions, lectures, public programming, and upcoming events. Other opportunities include the design of signage, programs, and invitations for Mexic-Arte’s educational programs.
- Studio/Exhibition: works with lead preparator and curator to plan, install, and de-install shows; and prepares for exhibitions, public programs, events, and openings.
Laptops are not required but it is greatly appreciated if you are able to work in a mobile capacity.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Claudia Zapata with the Mexic-Arte Museum at: