Community Engagement & Public Programs Internship

Gallery 400 seeks a Community Engagement & Public Programs Intern for Summer 2018. The intern will provide support for the public programs and events for Gallery 400’s upcoming exhibition Out of Easy Reach and public art project Garden for a Changing Climate. This summer’s programs include artist-led workshops, outdoor street fairs, panel discussions featuring artists, curators, and scholars, performance art, and more still in development.

The internship requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week beginning in mid-May or early June (start date is flexible) and ending in mid-August. A major in art history or fine art is not required if the applicant has an equivalent liberal arts or community organizing background. The internship is unpaid but college credit can be arranged for students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research on prospective audiences, both within the University of Illinois at Chicago community and in greater Chicago
  • Performing outreach to promote relevant programming and invite potential and current partners to collaborate with the gallery
  • Assisting with development, planning, and execution of public programming
  • Communicating with artists and other partners involved in Gallery 400 programs
  • Staffing programs and events as needed (includes occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Developing teaching resources for educators related to current and future exhibitions at Gallery 400
  • Leading gallery tours for students and the broader public
  • Assembling contact information and correspondence for marketing and outreach
Skills & Qualifications: 

Garden for a Changing Climate is a traveling public art project that will be located at several host sites around Chicago throughout the summer. The intern is required to travel with Gallery 400 staff to support the events at the host sites.

Successful candidates must demonstrate a high degree of organization, attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual competency in Spanish is preferred but not required.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to with “Community Engagement & Public Programs Internship Application” in the subject line. Applications are due by Friday, May 11 at 5:00 pm.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Megan Moran