Visual Arts Internships

Student with Curator and Director

Student Francesca Aton (center) with the curator and a director of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where Francesca's junior-year internship turned into a paid position as Exhibitions Associate

Inspiration is all around you in New York City—and so are the internship opportunities. You may find yourself working in one of NYC's many creative and cultural institutions or companies, or assisting an artist in his or her studio.

Some common venues:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Artists’ studios
  • Advertising agencies
  • Book publishers
  • Magazines
  • Architecture firms
  • Graphic-design firms

Our students have interned at businesses, organizations, and institutions including:

  • The New Yorker magazine
  • Art in America magazine
  • Random House
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Elle magazine
  • Condé Nast Publications
  • ABC, NBC, and CBS broadcasting companies
  • Landor Associates
  • Anthropologie
  • Alexander Wang
  • Marvel Comics
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Zwirner Gallery
  • Galerie Lelong
  • Luhring Augustine Gallery
  • Marian Goodman Gallery
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Pace MacGill Gallery

These internships give you invaluable experience and often lead to jobs after graduation.

Our faculty will help you connect to the institution or business that’s right for you. Explore additional possibilities through Fordham’s Office of Undergraduate Career Services. To receive credit for an internship, speak to your faculty advisor and sign up for VART 4800 – Internship.