Student Opportunities

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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.

In addition, Shaunda Thompson is GW's Industry Coach for U.S. Politics, Social Impact, Education, Arts & Communication. She is able to help with things like job search strategy and resume writing. You can set up appointments with Shaunda by going to Handshake > Career Center > Appointments > Schedule a New Appointment > Industry Appointments > U.S. Politics, Social Impact, Education, Arts and Communication

Shaunda has over a decade of experience in higher education at the community college and four year institution levels as a career coach, academic advisor, academic support center director and adjunct professor.

Student Performing Arts Assistant

The Theatre and Dance Program (TRDA) of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CSAD) has three different positions for employment for students who are part of the Federal Work Study Program- Main Office/Promotions/Front of House, Scenic lab, and Costume Lab. Flexible schedule a plus! The TRDA Main Office is in Building XX, 814 20th Street, NW, on the Third Floor.

Tasks for this role may include: assisting with costume construction and alteration as well as maintaining the department’s costume stock, scenic construction, painting, props construction, lighting, and installation and strike of production elements, assist in promotions and other production support duties. Special projects or other duties may be assigned related to specific departmental needs. Click here to apply


Student Administrative Assistant

The Corcoran School's Decorative Arts & Design History Master of Arts Program is seeking a graduate student to work alongside the Program Director to assemble materials, file department documents, create photocopies, give directions or information, respond to phone or email inquiries, scan and index documents, light data entry, and other general office tasks. This telework position may require some on-site work, either at the Corcoran School’s Flagg Building or the Smithsonian Associates office in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. The position will require approximately 20 hours of work per week at a base rate of $15.20/hour. Candidates should be in good academic standing. Click here to apply


Corcoran Studio and Tech Jobs

The spaces across the Corcoran, from the Fab Lab to photography darkrooms to lighting studios, are looking for a variety of federal work study students in various roles. All training will be provided. Click on the links below to apply!

Makerspace Tech

Print Bureau Tech

Photography Lab Tech - Darkroom

Photography Lab Tech - Digital

Checkout / Lighting Studio

Ceramics Tech

Sculpture Tech - Woodshop

Printmaking at the Corcoran (at 500 17th St NW) also has two vacancies to help with labs in etching/lithography, letterpress, bookmaking, screenprinting, and Risograph. The student lab tech position includes supervising and facilitating open studios for print studios outside of normal class hours.

Student Lab Assistant Printmaking

Museum position opening

The Castine Historical Society (CHS), a vibrant and financially stable regional organization seeks an enthusiastic Collections Manager.

Student Volunteer Opportunity

Tutors can set their own schedule (there is no minimum hour requirement), tutor in the subjects they feel most comfortable with, and take part in tutor engagement (game) nights with peer tutors across the country!

Senior Graphics & Website Developer

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Senior Graphics & Web Developer to join our growing team in Alexandria, VA.

Collections Intern – Sarah Marjorie Kelley Internship Program

The Sarah Marjorie Kelley Internship Program was established by LTC Linda K. McMahon to honor and memorialize her mother’s contribution to her way of life.

Americana Foundation Curatorial Intern (One-year/Full-Time)

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks a one-year American Foundation Curatorial Intern.


Learning Life, a D.C. based nonprofit, is interested in recruiting GW students this fall.

Splendor Styling LLC

Seeking flexible in-person and remote work Consultant.

Assistant Photo Editor

Washingtonian magazine, located in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a motivated and talented full time Assistant Photo Editor to join our art team.

GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar Art Exhibit Search

Looking for an artist to exhibit in our in restaurant art gallery.

Interior Architecture or Design Student Posting

Seeking an interior design student for a home project.

Museum Technician Announcement, National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum has an announcement open on USAjobs for a Museum Technician position

Warner Bros. Pictures College Ambassador Program - Fall 2021 Applicants

We are looking for self-motivated, creative campus leaders that are passionate about the entertainment industry within the marketing/publicity field.

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to launch its new Fellowship Program for 2022–2023.

Fall 2021 - Design Intern/Fellow

Glen Echo Group, a creative communications firm with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL seeks a fall intern or fellow to help support its fast-growing client base.

WBG Publications Marketing & Promotion

Short Term Consultant (STC).

Fall 2021 - Intern/Fellow, Design

Glen Echo Group, a creative communications firm with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, IL seeks a fall intern or fellow to help support its fast-growing client base.

ArtTable DC Mentored Admin/Intern Position

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the position of Administrator for ArtTable DC, with the role starting in late August/September 2021 until July 2022.

WD Blue Content Creator Contest running NOW through June 30th

Contest Opportunity for Creative Students.