Wex Open Internships

WEX INTERNSHIPS: 2020–21 | APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • February: Postings for 2021–22 Academic Internships available
  • Monday, April 5: Application deadline
  • April: Interviews are conducted
  • Monday, May 17: Finalists offered positions

WEX INTERNSHIPS: 2021–22 | OPEN POSITIONS

Art & Resilience Department

(Art & Resilience Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This intern assists with administrative duties connected to the Wexner Center's Art & Resilience programs and works with the Director of Art & Resilience to explore program evaluation methods, from planning to implementation. The intern helps day-to-day logistics run smoothly by assisting with set up, welcoming and communicating with participants, steering participants toward virtual program offerings, and more. The intern may be asked to attend Wex planning and team meetings and programs when applicable. Interest in public health and/or social work, art therapy, education and/or art education are particularly desired. BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (nontraditional students, graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students are welcome). This internship requires 5–10 flexible hours per week with possible weekend and evening hours. Strong organizational, analytical, and research skills are essential, as are flexible written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and with a team. Candidates with basic knowledge of the ADA and core concepts of disability access and accommodation; accessibility services such as captioning, audio description, and ASL Interpretation; and assistive technology such as screen readers, braille, and assistive listening devices are preferred. A curiosity for, interest in, and basic knowledge of contemporary visual art, film, music, and performance, including multidisciplinary arts or museum/nonprofit arts management will contribute to a successful internship experience.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R9221.

Please contact Tracie McCambridge at tracie.mccambridge@osumc.edu with questions.


Accessibility/Art & Resilience Intern

(Art & Resilience Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This intern provides administrative support and participates in accessibility initiatives by researching best practices in digital accessibility and by planning, developing, and implementing accessible materials in consultation with individuals in disability communities for use in our virtual and physical spaces. In addition, the intern may attend meetings; view livestreamed, virtual events; and (if deemed appropriate and safe) attend live, in-person events to assess for accessibility. The intern may also be asked to respond to requests for information and perform various office tasks as needed.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (nontraditional students, graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students are welcome). This internship requires 5–10 flexible hours per week with possible weekend and evening hours. Strong organizational, analytical, and research skills are essential, as are flexible written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and with a team. Candidates with basic knowledge of the ADA and core concepts of disability access and accommodation; accessibility services such as captioning, audio description, and ASL Interpretation; and assistive technology such as screen readers, braille, and assistive listening devices are preferred. A curiosity for, interest in, and basic knowledge of contemporary visual art, film, music, and performance, including multidisciplinary arts or museum/nonprofit arts management will contribute to a successful internship experience.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R9226.

Please contact Helyn Marshall at hmarshall@wexarts.org with questions.


Donor Relations Intern

THIS POSITION IS CLOSED
(Development Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This intern supports the donor relations team within the Development department at the Wexner Center. The intern assists with fundraising campaigns, including drafting solicitations and campaign materials for corporate and individual giving campaigns; coordinating solicitation and campaign mailings; assisting with development event preparation and follow-up; maintaining donor and prospect records in databases, including Tessitura and TAS; and working with other development interns on wider initiatives. This position also involves data entry and database cleanup, list maintenance, basic research, attendance at meetings, work with other interns and colleagues across the center, and assistance with various development initiatives outside the donor relations team.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a college or university (undergraduates, graduate students, graduating seniors, and international students are welcome), and available 8–10 hours a week (including occasional evenings or weekends to assist with events or attend/observe programming). Applicants should have excellent written and interpersonal skills; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; a commitment to teamwork; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; and the ability to work proactively and collaboratively. An interest in contemporary arts is desired.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible

Please contact Sarah Ball at sball@wexarts.org with questions.


Development Writing Interns (two positions available)

This internship entails helping draft a wide variety of materials (short- and long-form) for the Development department at the Wexner Center, including but not limited to: program and project overviews for use with donors/funders, letter writing, grants (including support materials and grant reports), impact pieces/stories, member profiles and funder briefings, and strategic messaging. The position also involves research, data compilation, proofreading, simple design work, attendance at meetings, work with interns and colleagues across the center, and other efforts as needed that contribute to fundraising efforts at the Wex.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a college or university (undergraduates, graduate students, graduating seniors, and international students are welcome), and available 8–10 hours a week (including occasional evenings or weekends to assist with events or attend/observe programming). Applicants should have excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills; an eye for detail and accuracy; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; a commitment to teamwork; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and digital image programs; and the ability to work proactively and collaboratively. An interest in contemporary arts is desired.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, Please apply at this link and use requisition number R6217.

Please contact Karen Simonian at ksimonian@wexarts.org with questions.


Fundraising Intern

(Development Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This internship supports the Director of Development in a variety of projects focused on fundraising for the Wexner Center, including assistance with event planning, meeting preparation, creation of supporting documents, prospect research, and other efforts as needed. The position involves attendance at meetings and collaboration with interns and colleagues across the center.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a college or university (undergraduates, graduate students, graduating seniors, and international students are welcome), and available 8–10 hours a week (including occasional evenings or weekends to assist with development events or to attend/observe programming). Applicants should have excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills; an eye for detail and accuracy; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; a commitment to teamwork; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and digital image programs; and ability to work proactively and collaboratively. An interest in contemporary arts is desired.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R8001.

Please contact Kelly Stevelt at kstevelt@wexarts.org with questions.


Curatorial Intern

(Exhibitions Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

In addition to providing assistance around upcoming exhibitions, the curatorial intern will support the Wexner Center’s archive project.

  • Responsibilities: include archival and object-based research, with a particular focus on the history of exhibitions at the Wexner Center. The intern will collaborate with curatorial staff to develop public-oriented outputs around the archive—a task that requires strong research, writing, and editing skills. Other responsibilities may include research and organizational assistance with upcoming exhibitions, data entry, and general administrative support of the department as needed.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students and international students are welcome) and must be available at least 8–10 hours a week. Candidates must possess excellent analytical, written, research, and interpersonal communication skills; an eye for detail; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; and a proactive style. A commitment to teamwork is essential. College-level coursework in art history and/or related fields is strongly preferred, and an interest in contemporary art is desired.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R9272.

Please contact Daniel Marcus at dmarcus@wexarts.org with questions.


Shumate Council, Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives Intern

(Learning and Public Practice Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This intern provides administrative assistance by supporting and helping to plan inclusion, diversity, and engagement initiatives focused in Black/African American communities.

Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Learning & Public Practice in advocacy and engagement efforts; organizing and archiving program materials; helping maintain an online presence for documenting, translating, and transferring information using online tools; taking notes during meetings; conducting online research; gathering information or materials for Shumate Council initiatives, diversity participation, and diverse audience building; and joining the Shumate Council as an actively participating junior member.

  • Requirements: Hours are flexible. Candidates must be available 5–10 hours per week; and have an interest in inclusion and diversity, outreach and community engagement, and museum education. Candidate must possess research skills in addition to strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R6358.

Please contact Dionne Custer Edwards at dcusteredwards@wexarts.org with questions.


Public and University Programs Intern

(Learning and Public Practice Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and spans the academic year. The intern has a direct role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Wexner Center programs, including talks with artists and scholars, university cosponsorships, and student events. The intern also assists regularly with research in the creation of interpretive material and website content for public programs, exhibitions, performing arts, and film/video.

  • Requirements: 10 hours per week between late August and early May (determined between supervisor and intern) with occasional evenings and weekends. You must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students and international students are welcome). Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills are necessary. Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and the ability to work with the public are essential.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R4949.

Please contact Alana Ryder at aryder@wexarts.org with questions.


Community Programs Artist Intern

(Learning and Public Practice Department | Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022)

This intern must be a visual artist who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and eager to gain project management and program experience. The intern provides hands-on art and administrative assistance toward the completion of a community-driven public art project. The intern will work as part of a team that includes a nonprofit social service agency, local professional artists, a PR firm, and a media firm. This individual may be asked to order and manage materials, run errands, and perform miscellaneous office tasks as needed and must be conscientious, cheerful, and eager to help. 

Responsibilities include assisting the Manager of Youth, Family, and Community Programs by taking notes at team meetings, creating and processing surveys, engaging with children and adults, and assisting with youth and family programs at the Wex and in the community. The intern must have excellent professional boundaries while simultaneously maintaining a friendly and curious demeanor.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university (undergraduates, graduate students, graduating seniors, and international students are welcome) and be available at least five hours per week. Schedule is flexible with some daytime availability on weekdays and weekends required. Candidates should also be computer and technology literate, preferably with basic graphic design skills; have strong research, written, verbal, analytical, and customer service skills; and be interested in working with youth, outreach, community engagement, and museum education. Flexibility and a sense of humor are a plus.
    This is likely to be a face-to-face, hands-on position on a work site in a Columbus neighborhood; access to a vehicle is desirable.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R7169.

Please contact Jean Pitman at jpitman@wexarts.org with questions.


Public Relations/Content Intern

(Marketing/Communications Department | Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)

This intern supports creative blog content and public relations efforts related to the Wexner Center and its programming.

Responsibilities include researching future events and visiting artists, assisting with interviews, collecting content assets from visiting artists and internal partners, and editing raw copy and audio. The intern fulfills photo requests from media outlets and captures new image assets from Wex programming as needed. While tracking media coverage of the center and helping to maintain and update current media lists and identify new targets for media outreach, the intern assists with distribution and online placement of event listings information. This internship may be extended through summer semester, if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students are welcome). Candidates must be available 5–10 hours per week with occasional weekend and evening hours. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential, along with writing experience and a keen interest in contemporary art, film, or performance. Experience with journalism, public relations, or marketing, and familiarity with DSLR and smartphone photography as well as audio production (GarageBand) are preferred.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R8384.

Please contact Melissa Starker at mstarker@wexarts.org with questions.


Graphic Design Intern

(Marketing & Communications Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)

This intern works with the Senior Graphic Designer and Graphic Designer to support the Wexner Center’s print and digital design needs. Responsibilities include designing print materials such as ads, postcards, fliers, and event programs; editing and formatting images for the website; and working with video and animation to create promotional content. This internship may be extended through summer semester and the following year, if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students are welcome). Candidates must be available 7–10 hours per week with occasional weekend and evening hours. Strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential. Interns should have a strong understanding of core design principles and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Experience with animation, video editing, and photography is preferred. Please include a portfolio (PDF or website) and a resume with your application and be prepared to present your work in an interview.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred. Position renewal possible.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R6267.

Please contact Kendall Markley at kmarkley@wexarts.org with questions.


Editorial Internship through the Minor in Professional Writing

(Marketing/Communications Department | Spring 2021)

In conjunction with their enrollment in the Department of English’s Minor in Professional Writing, this intern will work directly with the editorial team within the Wexner Center’s internal marketing/communications department, assisting with the core task of helping our partners across the center to develop clear, compelling language that entices and informs varied audiences about our many programs and initiatives while maintaining artist and curatorial intent. 

Responsibilities include participating in developing, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of print and electronic materials. Specific projects will include both short-form work (promotional copy for emails, ads, postcards, fliers, social media, and event descriptions), long-form work (interpretive essays, interviews/blog features, performing arts programs, press releases), and occasionally technical work (editing lists and indexes, tagging content and creating alt text descriptions). The intern will be responsible for proofreading, fact-checking, and shaping copy to meet house style and brand voice; checking layouts and updating text and images on our web site; and assisting with monitoring tasks in project management software.

Requirements: Candidate must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled at Ohio State. Must commit to eight hours per week; have excellent written, organizational, and research skills; be a tactful communicator; and possess an interest in contemporary art, film, music, or performance. 

Terms of Internship: Intern will receive course credit through Ohio State’s Minor in Professional Writing (MiPW) program for eight hours of work per week (excluding university holidays.)

For questions about the editorial tasks associated with this internship, contact Mary Abowd, Associate Editor, at mabowd@wexarts.org. For information about the Minor in Professional Writing program, please contact Lindsay Martin at martin.1667@osu.edu.