2022–23 Internships

Thank you for your interest in an internship at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Applications for the 2022–23 positions listed below are now closed.

Open positions will be posted in February 2023. Please contact the Department of Learning & Public Practice via email at education@wexarts.org or by phone at (614) 292-6493 for announcements.

All interns participate in a center-wide internship cohort. To support this cohort, the Department of Learning & Public Practice offers professional development sessions and gatherings that interns are expected to attend monthly. We welcome feedback on the internship program as a whole and seek to foster a collaborative and generative environment for all interns.

The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. The Wexner Center values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. We encourage candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Wex internships are open to
• students currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students are welcome),
• recent high school or university graduates (1–3 years post-completion), and
• emerging professionals with less than 5 years of experience in the arts and culture or nonprofit fields.
Please note alternate requirements for the Editorial Internship through the Minor in Professional Writing.

Important Dates
• Fri, Feb 11, 2022: Postings for 2022–23 internships become available
• Tue, Mar 8, 2022: Application deadline
• Mar 2022: Interviews are conducted
• Apr 2022: Finalists offered positions


Accessibility/Art & Resilience Internship

One Position Available
Department of Art & Resilience | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship provides administrative support and participates in accessibility initiatives as part of the Department of Art & Resilience at the Wex.
  • Responsibilities: This intern will support the department 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 available to work 5–10 flexible hours a 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.
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023). Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39583.


Creative Content and PR Internship

One Position Available
Department of Marketing and Communications | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship supports creative blog content and public relations efforts related to the Wex and its programming.
  • Responsibilities: This intern will assist with interviews, researching future events and visiting artists, collecting content assets from visiting artists and internal partners, editing raw copy and audio, and generating original content for the Wexner Center blog. 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 will also assist with distribution and online placement of event listings information.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 10 hours a 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 is preferred, as well as familiarity with DSLR, smartphone photography, and audio production (GarageBand).
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023) and may be extended through summer semester if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor. Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation, if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39511.


Curatorial Internship

Two Positions Available
Department of Exhibitions | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship engages multiple facets of curatorial practice and exhibition-making, aiming to provide foundational experience to those interested in curatorial careers in art centers or museums. As imperative members of the exhibitions team, curatorial interns will conduct research and program assistance around the collection, exhibition program, artist commissions, and residency award projects.
  • Responsibilities: Interns will work under the supervision of the associate curators on research and writing and provide administrative and logistical support. They will interact directly with the Wex curatorial and exhibitions team as well as collaborate with programming staff and colleagues across departments to develop public-oriented outputs around the exhibition—a task that requires strong research and writing/editing skills.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 10–12 hours a week during regular business hours (9 AM–5 PM). Applicants should possess intellectual curiosity; passion about expanding access to art; excellent analytical, writing, research, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication/relationship-building skills; computer proficiency; an eye for detail; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; a proactive style; and a commitment to teamwork. College-level coursework in art, art history, and/or related fields is strongly preferred; knowledge and interest in contemporary art is desired.
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023) from September 2022–May 2023. Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

When completing your application, please include a cover letter to express your interest in curatorial practice, your resume, and a short writing sample (500 words or less).

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39239.


Development Writing Internship

Two Positions Available
Department of Development | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship involves writing a wide variety of materials for the Department of Development, as well as research and other support activities to advance the fundraising efforts at the Wex.
  • Responsibilities: Interns will draft program and project overviews for use with donors/funders, grants and funding proposals (including support materials and grant reports), letters, advocacy pieces, impact stories, nominations, member profiles, funder briefings, and other pieces as needed. The position also involves research, data compilation, proofreading, simple design work, attendance at meetings (virtual or in person), collaboration with other interns and colleagues across the center, and other activities.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 8–10 hours a week. 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 online and/or in person. An interest in contemporary arts is desired.
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023) from late August 2022 through at least late April 2023. Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39492.


Donor Relations Internship

One Position Available
Department of Development | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship supports the donor relations team within the Department of Development at the Wex.
  • Responsibilities: The intern assists with fundraising campaigns, including drafting solicitations and campaign materials for corporate and individual giving campaigns; researching donors and prospects to create profiles and event briefings; 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, 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 available to work 8–10 hours a week during the academic year (including occasional evenings or weekends to assist with events or attend/observe programming). Applicants should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, 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.
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023). Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39373.


Editorial Internship through the Minor in Professional Writing 

One Position Available
Department of Marketing and Communications | Fall 2022 or Spring 2023

  • Description: In conjunction with their enrollment in the Department of English’s Minor in Professional Writing (MiPW) program, this intern will work directly with the editorial team within the Wex’s internal Department of Marketing and Communications, 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 artistic and curatorial intent. 
  • Responsibilities: This intern will participate in developing, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of print and electronic materials. Specific projects may 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, and performing arts programs), and technical work, as needed (editing lists and indexes, tagging content, and creating alt text). 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 website; and assisting with monitoring tasks in project management software.
  • Requirements: The candidate must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in the Minor in Professional Writing program at Ohio State. They 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. 
  • Term: This is a one-semester appointment that takes place either during Ohio State’s Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semester.
  • Compensation: The 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 information on the Minor in Professional Writing program, contact Lindsay Martin at martin.1667@osu.edu. If you are already enrolled in the MiPW program and would like to apply for the editorial internship, email Associate Editor Mary Abowd at mabowd@wexarts.org.


Fundraising Internship

One Position Available
Department of Development | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship will support the Director of Development with a variety of projects focused on fundraising for the Wex. The position involves meetings and collaboration with interns and colleagues across the center. 
  • Responsibilities: This intern will assist with event planning, meeting preparation, creation of supporting documents, prospect research, and other efforts as needed that contribute to fundraising efforts at the Wex.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 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 Word, Excel, and digital image programs; and ability to work proactively and collaboratively. An interest in contemporary arts is desired. 
  • Term: This is a one-semester appointment that takes place during Ohio State’s Fall 2022 semester. Position renewal for a second semester (Spring 2023) is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39602.


Graphic Design Internship

Two Positions Available
Department of Marketing and Communications | Summer 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship involves working within the Department of Marketing and Communications to assist with the print and digital design needs of the Wex. Projects could include advertisements, postcards, posters, fliers, event programs, videos, animations, and more.
  • Responsibilities: Interns will be responsible for a range of assignments that will vary based on need, volume of work, and current Wex programming. Projects will vary in scope, size, and skill level. The interns will work closely with their supervisor to refine projects until a high standard of design is achieved. They are expected to maintain constant communication with their supervisor, tackle tasks to the best of their ability, and ask for help when needed.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 8–10 hours a week within the hours 9 AM–6 PM. Applicants should have a strong understanding of core design principals and working knowledge of commonly used design programs in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Experience with animation, video editing, and photography is desired.
  • Term: This internship takes place from May 2022 to the end of the academic year (Spring 2023) and may be extended through the following year if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor. Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

When completing the application, please submit a cover letter, resume, and graphic design portfolio. The portfolio can be emailed as a PDF to kmarkley@wexarts.org or provided as a website listed on the resume.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39437.


Learning & Public Practice Internship

One Position Available
Department of Learning & Public Practice | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

  • Description: This internship supports the Department of Learning & Public Practice (LPP) at the Wex, which serves the public through community, youth, school, teacher, university, and public programs. The position supports LPP staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs at the Wex and in the communities of Columbus. The intern will collaborate with full-time staff, visiting artists, artist educators, and other interns on a range of projects and programs within LPP based on individual interests and the mutual needs of the intern and the department.
  • Responsibilities: This intern will assist LPP staff with advocacy and engagement efforts; administrative and research support; leading gallery tours; art demos and kits; creation and processing of surveys; and engagement with children and adults during youth, family, and/or public programs and studios. The intern must exhibit professionalism in their communication and their work. Because the intern will also engage with the public, they must maintain a friendly and inquisitive demeanor and superb customer care and service.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be available to work 5–10 flexible hours a week (determined between supervisor and intern) with occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have a strong interest in art education, inclusion and diversity, outreach and community engagement, and museum and nonprofit studies. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills are necessary. Curiosity, an empathetic and congenial working style, flexibility, and the ability to work as part of our team and with the public are essential. Applicants should also have computer and technology literacy. Graphic design skills are a plus, but not required.
  • Term: This internship takes place over the academic year (Fall 2022–Spring 2023). Summer term start-dates may be available depending on need and availability. Position renewal is possible.
  • Compensation: Pay range is $11–14/hr. Amount and method of payment will be determined by candidate experience. The Wex can also support course credit work through the candidate’s home academic unit in lieu of monetary compensation if preferred.

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If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, please apply at this link and use requisition number R39317.