Student Opportunities

Design Lab 2014-2015 students

Because of the George Washington University's collaboration with the nation’s most prestigious cultural institutions — as well as internships in museums and top design firms — the Corcoran School offers opportunities like no other, inspiring students to create art and design with the potential to shape and influence the world beyond.

Center for Career Services

Whether it's an internship, work-study position, or finding a great job after graduation, the Center for Career Services at GW offers many online and in-person resources to help students plan successful career paths. Contact the Center for Career Services for personal career coaching, self-assessment, resume and portfolio building or information on navigating the GWork system.

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Latela Art Gallery Internships

1. Development, Marketing & Public Relations Intern

Summer Internships at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Gain a hands-on, working knowledge of the logistics and organization at a century-old New England art museum, art association, and museum school. Learn general office skills and experience working both as a team and independently in a non-profit organization on Cape Cod. The PAAM internship is based in the Museum School, providing support for the summer workshop program with the opportunity to learn about the organization overall.

Summer Shakespeare Acting Intensive

The  British-American Theatre Academy, with British and American teachers and artists of international standing,  offers its first summer acting intensive in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Call for Artists: ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art

ADL is searching to work with at minimum 15 artists to each submit a signature piece to be included in an auction, where event guests can bid on the work.

3D Visual Designer Needed

Design Foundry is seeking a dynamic, design oriented, wildly creative individual to join our team as a 3D Visual Designer.

The Arts Club of Washington’s 2018 Scholarship Competition

The Arts Club of Washington—the oldest nonprofit arts organization in Washington, DC-- sponsors an annual scholarship to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium. In 2018, scholarships will be awarded to students who create an outstanding WORK ON PAPER—including such forms as printmaking, lithographs, etchings, drawings, watercolors, collages, calligraphy, paper making, and book arts. (Photography is not included.)

TRDA Dance Auditions

Artistic Director:  Maida Withers

Choreographers:  TRDA Honor’s Thesis students and students in Choreographic Projects

Photography Assistant Needed

Photo assistant needed for RealScreen Summit 2018.

Washington Post Express Internship

Express, the Washington Post’s free commuter paper, is seeking a design intern for the 2018 spring semester.

Minister of Music

The Episcopal Church of the Atonement in Washington, DC has an immediate opening (long termtemporary) for a Minister of Music.


Learning Life is now accepting resumes from interested metro D.C. graduate and undergraduate students interested in interning with our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative in Washington D.C.

Summer Grant from Getty

UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials has received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help increase diversity in the study and practice of conservation of art and cultural collections.

Renwick Gallery Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have an interest in art and love to work with people? Be an exhibition volunteer at the Renwick Gallery!

VisArts Call for Docent Applications

For Spring 2018, VisArts is launching a pilot docent program and is seeking docents to lead tours and have casual conversations about contemporary art in our galleries.

2018 Graceful Envelope Contest

Calligraphers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in the 24th annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Internship Opportunity at the Middle East Institute

The Arts and Culture Department seeks an intern to support and assist with research, proposal writing and relationship building in preparation for the opening of MEI's Art Gallery in 2019. The department also seeks logistical support for events as part of its ongoing arts and culture program.

Internship Opportunity with Catholic Climate Covenant

CCC is looking for unpaid videography interns to work 10 hours per week. Working closely with CCC’s Director of Operations, the intern will to create and edit high-quality video content for our organization’s website, social media accounts, and email communications. The position will be supervised by the Director of Operations.

Projects for Peace Grant

Projects for Peace invites undergraduates at US colleges and universities to design grassroots projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Applicants should use their creativity to address the root causes of conflict among parties with a focus on conflict prevention, resolution, and reconciliation. These projects must be implemented during the summer of 2018 and may take place anywhere in the world (pending GW approval).

Graphic Designer Needed

The National Center for Mobility Management seeks a student for a paid graphic design project.

Marketing/Communications and Data Vis Intern Opportunity at D3 Systems, Inc.

The individual will work with the D3 Image Task Force to manage the firm’s public image through website and social media updates, development of marketing materials, and support of data visualization needs within the firm. This individual will play a key role in leading implementation of the company’s updated brand for both business development and client deliverables. All final products should follow the established D3 Branding Guide.

$10,000 XL Catlin Student Art Prize

XL Catlin today launches the US edition of the XL Catlin Art Prize. With exhibitions in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, and a jury including major artists and curators, the XL Catlin Art Prize will be one of the premier student art competitions in the nation.


The Agora Culture is a national online multicultural arts platform that connects new and seasoned art collectors with contemporary visual artists. Established in 2013, the Agora Culture focuses on producing exhibitions, art dinners, salons and educational workshops for collectors at all levels.

Scholarship Announcement: Arts Club of Washington, DC

The Arts Club of Washington—the oldest nonprofit arts organization in Washington, DC-- sponsors an annual scholarship to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium. In 2018, scholarships will be awarded to students who create an outstanding WORK ON PAPER—including such forms as printmaking, lithographs, etchings, drawings, watercolors, collages, calligraphy, paper making, and book arts. (Photography is not included.)

RESNA 2018 Student Design Competition

The Student Design Competition (SDC) is open to undergraduate or graduate students from any discipline who have a creative and innovative design that will assist an individual with a disability to function more independently.

Paid Interns Needed - Social Media Photography/Graphic Design

Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants includes the Michelin starred Fiola, Casa Luca, Fiola Mare, Sfoglina Pasta House, and Del Mar, all located in Washington, D.C. As a member of this dynamic and award-winning Development Department, the Graphic Design Intern will work on a number of design-related projects. These projects typically include creating visual assets for infographics, illustrations, logo concepts, digital ad campaigns, social media graphics, presentation materials, fact sheets, and other various other print and web based collateral materials.

Internship Opportunity at Peace Corps

The Digital Department is responsible for strategy and content creation for the agency in the digital sphere. The Office communicates the agency’s message in all digital formats and supports recruitment efforts through digital tools.

GW Women in Business Graphic Design Position

GW Women in Business is looking for a 2018 Spring Graphic Design Director. Not only will you be able to gain creative experience, but you'll get to flex your talents for the entire GWWIB and GW community to see.

Artist Intern, goARTful

goARTful is a startup technology company created to make it easier and more convenient for anyone to access art. goARTful provides a subscription service, technologies, and a community that make it easier to enjoy original and unique art and create meaningful connections to local artists.

Training Artists for Justice Program

Get trained to make social change! You'll learn skills in arts activism and community organizing, and get to put them into practice as an artist-in-residence at a grassroots justice campaign. The 15-week program is open to artists of all backgrounds and art forms, and it's absolutely free to you.

Digital Marketing Internship (Public Diplomacy)

The role of the Australian Embassy is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This internship sits within the Public Diplomacy team, who is responsible for the strategic management of the Embassy's engagement with the US and promoting Australian business, sports, science and innovation, the arts, and technology in new and exciting ways.

Internship Opportunity at MetroStar Systems

Corcoran School alum looking for UX or UI design students for internship in Reston.

The Corcoran Women's Committee Annual Grant Program

The Corcoran Women's Committee is pleased to announce its new grant program supporting the fine arts. This annual grant will continue our long tradition of providing financial support for the visual arts, art education and scholarships in the Washington, DC art community.

Job Opening as CCAS Web Content Assistant

The Columbian College Office of Marketing and Communications manages the websites, digital media, print publications and marketing for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), the largest and oldest school at GW. Our office seeks a Web Content Assistant who will assist with updating and maintaining content on CCAS websites.

African Campus Internship Opportunity

African Campus is offering an opportunity for students of all levels, including recent graduates to participate in our wildlife and travel media programs . Take this opportunity to travel to Mossel Bay, South Africa to utilise the beautiful environments and incredible wildlife to advance your media skills.

Print and Digital Graphic Design Job Opening

Isom Global Strategies seeks a highly motivated and experienced full-time Graphic Designer eager to grow with a demanding and fast-pace organization whose clients range from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits and federal government agencies. This candidate must have excellent topography and publication layout skills in InDesign. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for helping to shape and deliver projects with an emphasis on brand design for IGS corporate and client initiatives. Idea candidate has non-profit layout publication experience. We are looking for an expert in InDesign layout.

Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Internship

The City of Takoma Park, known for its rich and diverse arts community, is looking for an Intern seeking real-world experience in the field of arts and humanities.

Photography/Graphic Design Internship with CAPITOL STANDARD

CAPITOL STANDARD -- a digital magazine covering Washington's young influencer culture -- has an opening for a photographer/graphic designer with a great eye for design.

Applications Open for Spring 2018 Paid Arts Writing Fellowship

The DC Arts Writing Fellowship is designed to support the transition of early career arts writers to the profession. Through a paid Fellowship, writers develop their portfolio of published work, and receive structured and unstructured mentoring from established writers - this year including Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, 2010 Pulitzer Prize), Maura Judkis (Washington Post), and John Anderson (City Paper, Art in America.)

Job Opportunity with Nyota Magazine

Nyota is looking for hardworking, dedicated individuals to join our team or contribute work to each issue. Nyota Magazine focuses on featuring emerging stars in the areas of music, fashion and culture.

Graphic Design Intern Needed!

Position would be 15 hours/week for Catholic retreat center and affiliated organization located in Bethesda, Maryland. Items to be designed would include both print and electronic media. These items would include, but not be limited to, brochures, flyers, event programs, logos, and eblasts. Formatting of a monthly e-newsletter, for which a design has already been created, would also be required.

Painting Stretcher Needed

Short-term opportunity to build painting stretchers and stretch paintings for Mira Hecht during November and December 2017. The position is building stretchers and stretching fairly large paintings, 40" sq. and larger! Email Mira Hecht at for more information.

Applications Open for Spring 2018 Paid Arts Writing Fellowship

The DC Arts Writing Fellowship is designed to support the transition of early career arts writers to the profession. Through a paid Fellowship, writers develop their portfolio of published work, and receive structured and unstructured mentoring from established writers - this year including Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, 2010 Pulitzer Prize), Maura Judkis (Washington Post), and John Anderson (City Paper, Art in America.)

Graphic Design Opening

You love creating amazing brand and user experiences. You obsess over the details, though you can think in highly-conceptual, comprehensive brand stories. You love solving communications and marketing challenges through awesome creative solutions. You have some experience under your belt, though want to work alongside the best team in DC to learn and grow. Sound like you? If so, let’s talk. We're looking for a Junior Designer to join our team in our Del Ray Alexandria, VA, office.

AiR 351 Residency in Portugal

AiR 351 is a non profit organization, an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal), targeted for artists and curators from all over the world. Its studio based professional development program anchors itself on the thriving local art scene and stretches over a national and international network.

MFA's Focal Point Call for Entry

Focal Point is Maryland Federation of Art's annual celebration of digital media - MFA invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter any original 2-D or 3D image based work that is created and/or produced through the use of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection.

Seeking New Guides for Glenstone's Expansion

Glenstone is expanding our Emerging Professionals Program and currently recruiting more than twice the number of Guides as our pilot year ahead of The Pavilions opening in 2018.

Newfields Internship Program

The Newfields Internship Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students . Interns are assigned to departments that best suit their educational backgrounds, experience and interests. Interns also participate in regularly scheduled programming designed to provide a broader understanding of campus operations and practices.

VisArts 2018 Emerging Curator Call

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

Come work for iDeas Lab at the CSIS!

iDeas Lab (iLab) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. seeks exceptional students to fill positions for web developer and multimedia producer.

CulturalDC Arts Initiatives Internship Open Call

CulturalDC is currently looking for interns to assist with gallery management and public art initiatives during the Spring semester of 2018. This Fall marked the launch of SPACE4: Arts, CulturalDC’s new visual arts program. We are bringing art directly to the public through a transformed 40-ft shipping container. This mobile art gallery will travel across the District during the 2017-18 season, and artists will offer free community programming alongside their exhibitions. We are looking for individuals who can help with planning, management, and execution of the exhibitions, as well as assisting with public art initiatives across the city.

One Common Unity Media Internship

One Common Unity is looking for a talented and passionate intern(s) to assist in capturing the stories and the voices of our young people.

Job Opening with Jean Efron Art Consultants

Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC, a Washington, DC based art advisory firm, is seeking to hire an enthusiastic, highly motivated and organized individual interested in the opportunity for growth to coordinate all aspects of the firm’s work providing comprehensive fine art services to corporate clients. Qualified candidates will have extensive knowledge of contemporary art. Experience in commissioning site specific works of art is desirable. Open position, full-time or part-time negotiable.

Hiring: Art Instructors for Jimmy Potters Workshop

Take advantage of your artistic skills to teach basic pottery techniques to kids. Jimmy Potters Workshop is a mobile pottery workshop that combines Art History and Pottery in a one-hour ceramic enrichment workshop.

Call for Artists at Target Gallery: 2018 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery invites regional emerging artists to submit work for a new group exhibition. This exhibition will feature up to 5 regional emerging artists– spotlighting new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area. The selected artists will receive a $500 stipend for the exhibition.

Call for Artists at Target Gallery: Passages

Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, invites artists to apply for Passages, a group exhibition that explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity from the perspective of first and second generation immigrants from across the global diaspora. This exhibition gives an intimate look into their individual experiences and how these experiences have shaped who they are today.

Call for Artists for Constellation on H

14th & H, LLC is seeking an artist(s) to create a site-specific original sculpture at 1402 H Street, NE to be permanently installed as an art feature for Constellation on H, a private 28-unit condominium building. The opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Washington, DC Metro Region. The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Backpacking with a Purpose: 2018 Applications Now Open

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs volunteering programs abroad. We examine various social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profit organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

Yearbook Photographers Needed

The GWU Cherry Tree Yearbook is looking for new student photographers! We at the yearbook are responsible for keeping track of major events that take place each year, in addition to showcasing student’s and organizations we believe to be important for that year. We are beginning work on our 110th edition, and would love to have you join us.

Call for Applications: Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

The Fondation des Etats-Unis is currently accepting applications for its annual Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. Eligible candidates are graduate and post-graduate visual artists and musicians of exceptional talent who wish to pursue advanced artistic studies in Paris, France during the upcoming academic year.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Fellowship available to support students with financial need who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition (does not include fees) plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board and ordinary living expenses. The award is for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 (summer is not applicable).

Work/Intern for Leica Camera

Need more experience planning and executing gallery events? You can work for or intern at Leica Camera AG in their shop/gallery in DC and learn about the intricacies of how to curate, design, and produce successful gallery exhibitions and events. College credit may be possible if you discuss it with an advisor.

Call for Gallery 102 Proposals

Gallery 102 is calling for Corcoran students to showcase their talent in an exhibition in Spring 2018. We will consider the strongest exhibition proposals in the running. Show us what you have been working on by applying before Friday, November 3rd.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Visual Arts Fellowships

VMFA is now accepting applications for fellowships offering up to $8,000. College bound high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students each have opportunities to choose from for the 2018-2019 school year. Apply by Friday, November 3rd to be considered.

ExecCareers DC seeks User Interface Designer

Want to be a part of an awesome team in a fast-growing mobile software company?

Excella Seeks Visual Design Intern

Excella is seeking a visual design intern to help create compelling, high quality print and digital solutions.

Up Top Acres Seeking Mural Artist

 Up Top Acres, a DC based commercial rooftop farming company, is looking for an artist to paint a mural at one of their farms in Navy Yard! 

Poliform Seeking Designer/ Draftsperson/ CAD Operator


Pixilated Seeking Art & Photography Students

Pixilated is an event photo booth service company based in Baltimore, servicing Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania,Washington DC and Northern Virginia.We provide open-air photo booth services to wedd

Agnes Seeks Full-Time "Design Master"

Design Master- Paid- Full-time

DC/NOVA Area Day Camp Artists Needed

DC Area Day Camp Arts Staff Needed

Heart's Delight Auction Seeking Volunteer Photographers

Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction is currently seeking volunteer photographers to photograph some or all parts of our event on May 10-13.  What is Heart’s

Opportunities with the iLab at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

The iLab is CSIS’s internal creative and digital agency. They enhance the Center’s research and impact through the best of web development, video, imagery, audio, and design.

New Wellness Center in Arlington, VA seeks Interior Designer

Who: We are a wellness center offering acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, infrared sauna, float therapy and V-steams.

Starlite Advertising Studios, Inc. Seeks to Fill Multiple Intern Positions

Starlite Advertising Studios, Inc. is seeking interns for the following positions: 

Graphic/Web Designers

D.C. Company Seeking Part-time Employee with Design Background

Good Lines is seeking a part time employee to work 15-20 hours a week to start in the Interior Design industry.

Interior Design Opportunity Working for GW Alumna

Claritza Jimenez is looking for a design student to help her decorate her apartment in D.C.

Call for Artist Submissions for the K Street Farm Sign

DC Greens calls for artists to submit designs for a new K Street Farm sign. The K Street Farm is a 3⁄4 acre nonprofit farm located in downtown Washington, DC.

Aerospace Industries Association Seeks a Graphic Design Intern

The Aerospace Industries Association is seeking a graphic design intern.