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.



Gallery 102 Seeking Interns

REMINDER: Gallery 102 Internship Applications due Dec. 21

Calligraphy Opportunity

We are looking for someone to do a pretty small but time sensitive calligraphy project that involves writing a few lines on some heavy paper to accompany an enlarged photograph.

The Decorative Fine Arts camp is seeking enthusiastic, energetic individuals

Emma Cowan an instructor at Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is seeking enthusiastic, energetic individuals who enjoy working with creative 6-12-year-old children in an arts summer camp program. The Decorative Fine Arts camp runs weekdays from 9am-3pm.

HIRING: Graphic Designer experienced in Adobe Creative Suite

WHO: You
WHAT: Part-time job
WHEN: 15-20 hrs/week (starting Jan. 2019)
WHERE: Crystal City
WHY: $20/hour | Flexible Schedule

The Design & Digital Team is seeking a full-time or part-time intern

The Design & Digital Team is seeking a full-time or part-time intern to assist with graphic design, digital content, and social media.

Call for applications: AIF Clinton Fellowship for service in India

The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019-20 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.

GW-Focused Anti-Food Waste Startup Seeking Graphic Design Students

40% of all food produced is wasted, while 48% ​of college students have reportedly experienced food insecurity in the past month. ​Last Call​ is committed to changing this statistic. Last Call is a platform that offers end-of-the-day deals on surplus food from restaurants and grocery stores. Last Call is a great way to reduce food waste and provide more affordable meal options for the community. We are planning on launching on GW’s campus in early 2019 with Beefsteak as a partner. We are seeking graphic designers to create an aesthetic and relevant brand for Last Call. Join our tribe of Food Waste Warriors!

Foundation for Defense of Democracies is actively recruiting an intern with some design experience

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Design & Digital Team is seeking a full-time or part-time intern to assist with graphic design, digital content, and social media.

The Corcoran Women's Committee Grant

The Corcoran Women's Committee is pleased to announce the second year of its 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.

Camp SAY 2019 Staff Recruitment Outreach

Camp SAY 2019 will take place from July 29th through August 12th, 2019 at Pocono Springs Camp in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. This year we are expecting around 155 campers, and we are looking for dedicated, passionate, patient, hard-working people to join our staff. New staff applicants must have experience working with children to be considered for the counselor position.

Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review & Charcoal Publishing Prize

The Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review is a retreat that takes place over six nights at Chico Hot Springs Resort near Livingston, Montana. Forty Five artists / photographers will be selected by our jury to spend the week with fifteen artists, curators, and photobook publishers in an environment that fosters community and conversations through portfolio reviews, peer reviews, artist lectures, and panel discussions.

VisArts Call for Docent Applications for Spring 2019

For Spring 2019, VisArts is seeking volunteer docents to lead tours and have casual conversations about the artwork in the galleries. Contemporary art can be challenging, and our goal for the VisArts docent program is to help visitors understand and engage with the artwork on view. Docents will gain skills in public speaking, audience engagement, researching artwork, and interpreting and analyzing contemporary art. Additionally, docents will be trained and have the opportunity to apply museum and art education strategies to facilitate in-gallery learning. Other benefits include opportunities to earn credit toward art classes at VisArts, meet gallery staff, and gain behind-the-scenes access to the galleries.

Opportunity for emerging and established artists

The Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, is pleased to announce the following opportunity for emerging and established artists.

ATTN Corcoran Alumni: The film and music department at the Edlavitch DCJCC is seeking a Film & Music Operations Manager

The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s Film and Music department is seeking a dedicated and energetic self-starter for the full-time position of Operations Manager.  This role will oversee the daily operations and administrative functions of the film and music programs at the DCJCC, including the EDCJCC’s flagship festivals – the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival. Between the two Festivals and active year-round programming across both arts disciplines, the Operations Manager will be a key planner in cultural programming that attracts over 25,000 patrons annually across 150+ events. 

The Normandy Hotel is seeking senior photography students

The Normandy Hotel is seeking senior photography students to take their hotel photography for their new website.

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.

Student Photographer for October 30 Law Firm Reception

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is interested in hiring a student photographer for the Annual Fall Client Reception that takes on Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeking freelance graphic designer

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is looking for a freelance graphic designer who is regularly available to work on proposals, event invitations, etc. for the museum.

Monmouth University seeking tenure-track faculty member

Monmouth University is currently searching for a tenure-track faculty member in a new Interactive Digital Media concentration.

Transformer Auction 2018 Volunteer Positions

15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party Saturday, November 17th, 2018
7pm VIP HOUR | 8pm PARTY
 CORCORAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS & DESIGN Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our non-profit organization’s overall cutting-edge aesthetic. Regarded as the fall’s ‘not to be missed’ art event, Transformer’s Auction provides essential support for our year-round dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational programming. Featuring over 150+ artworks up for Auction by DC, national & international emerging and more-established artists.

Creative Suitland Call for Entries: A World of Its Own

Creative Suitland is pleased to announce a Call for Entry in all visual arts mediums to submit to A World Of Its Own, a juried group exhibition that focuses on celebrating the beauty, history and culture of neighborhoods and communities in Prince George’s County, MD and the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Muralist Wanted

XAN Art Gallery is seeking a muralist.

Global E-Commerce Venture Seeking Creative Content Creators (Social Media, Videos, Graphics)

Awal Development is seeking interns to assist with media content and marketing for its e-commerce venture, Aseel. We are seeking creative marketing enthusiasts, video editors, social media content creators either students or professional, who are willing to use the current large content collected by ASEEL staff from countries such as Afghanistan; and come up with innovative ways of using it. The clips will then be used on Aseel’s website and social media platform to advertise its products. The internship involves work with a global development company on this unique e-commerce platform that connects the eastern part of the world to the western part; it’s a great opportunity to build up and diversity your portfolio and work with a team of global experts. We are looking for all levels of experience and are looking to grow our team!

Workshop sessions in Perugia, Italy

The Hudson Valley Art Association is excited to announce that in the summer of 2019, we will be offering two artists’ workshop sessions in Perugia, Italy. Further we on the HVAA board are particularly proud to announce that we are able to offer scholarship money for young artists aged 18-24 to cover the cost of attending the workshop of their choice.

Tracie Ching launches SHE CREATES

Tracie Ching launches SHE CREATES, a Mentorship and Grant Program for Emerging Female Creatives.

Exhibition Assistant

Learn hands on skills in an art gallery!

Project Coordinator

Seeking energetic, multi-tasker to take on a junior level position. This role provides support to the team and candidates should have a real interest in learning the business, starting with the basics.

Job Opportunity at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is seeking a Studio Assistant to support its winter Family Workshops. Family workshops are designed for children ages 8-11 and adults to participate together. Taught by museum educators, each two-hour workshop includes an interactive tour in the galleries followed by a hands-on studio session. Pay is $15 per hour for select dates in January and February 2019. The Studio Assistant must be able to work at least six of the workshop dates. The assistant also works up to an additional 60 hours prior to the beginning of the program season to help prepare workshop materials.

Graduate Internships

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking.

ArtReach GW After -School

ArtReach GW, is seeking teaching artists (after-school and weekend classes for youth), ArtReach is a visual arts program under The George Washington University serving residents East of the River. In addition to classes and community programs, ArtReach oversees the Community Gallery at THEARC, which serves as an exhibition venue for program participants, local artists, community organizations, and schools.

The New York Museum of Contemporary Art seeking student work

The New York Museum of Contemporary Art has opened a new gallery in Manhattan and we are hoping to feature student artwork!

Photography Intern (Undergraduate Year-Round)

AARP's Photography team is seeking an organized and collaborative undergraduate intern to join their team during the 2018-2019 academic year. This position is informative, coordinative, persuasive, and involves some interactions with editors, at every level, designers, photographers. If you have an interest in visual arts and would like to be a part of this team to assist the photo department in achieving its goals for AARP’s success, join us for this exciting opportunity as an intern.

The Corcoran Women's Committee Grant Program

The Corcoran Women's Committee Grant Program, dedicated to encouraging, sponsoring and promoting individual visual artists, the fine arts, and arts education in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area seeks to promote those producing innovative work and employing high creative standards.

ArtReach GW After-School

ArtReach GW, is seeking teaching artists (after-school and weekend classes for youth). ArtReach is a visual arts program under The George Washington University serving residents East of the River. In addition to classes and community programs, ArtReach oversees the Community Gallery at THEARC, which serves as an exhibition venue for program participants, local artists, community organizations, and schools.

Advancement Officer

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) seeks a well-organized, self-motivated, contemporary art enthusiast to take the lead role in fundraising and oversight of marketing/communications. This is an exciting time at GRACE as we continue to expand our reach in the region and beyond.

Wilson High School is seeking an Art Teacher

Wilson High School is looking for a new art teacher, immediate opening.

Exploring careers in the museum field? Ready to jump start your career?

Join us for a special Career Day Event to be held September 7, 2018, from 2 to 4 pm.  Students and faculty are invited to an afternoon event to learn more about Intern and career opportunities at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Meet curators, registrars, exhibition designers, educators and web programming staff to hear how they started their careers and what they do in their respective departments.

Solidarity Strategies is seeking a Graphic Design Fellow

Solidarity Strategies is a multi-service, award-winning consulting firm that works for candidates, independent expenditures, PACs, and nonprofit organizations. Our firm is Latino-owned and operates in Washington, D.C. As a proud certified MBE minority-owned business vendor and 8(a) certified small business, we value diversity of ideas, backgrounds, and those values are portrayed in our team that comes from diverse backgrounds and work experiences.

Graphic Designer at WTS International

WTS International, one of the world’s leading spa, fitness and leisure consulting and management firms, is seeking a Graphic Designer for Rockville, MD.  The Graphic Designer has a passion for visual communication, storytelling and presentation. You love collaboration and working with a team in a fast-paced environment on world-renowned luxury brand marketing, sales, web and presentation pieces. You have a command of both print and web contexts and are a motivated self-starter looking to advancing the brand visuals for multiple existing and new projects. You will join a marketing team dedicated to expanding brand awareness worldwide and assisting in creating campaigns to drive revenue for some of the most recognizable hospitality properties.

Video Production Intern

The Pinkston Group is looking for a video production intern. $13/hr, 15-20 hrs per week (flexible).

Graphic Design Intern

Quorum is software built for public affairs, providing one place for stakeholder engagement, legislative tracking, and grassroots advocacy.

NO LABELS Fall Digital Internship

American students are coming of age in a political moment unlike any we have seen before. Politics in the United States has always been rough and tumble, but lately it has taken a more frightening turn. These days, it seems we talk past rather than to one another. Reason and persuasion – the pillars of our democracy - are being replaced by anger and intimidation. But there is an organization that believes what unites us as Americans is still stronger than what divides us. We are No Labels, and we are looking for the nation’s most talented and dedicated students to join our team as digital interns, to help communicate our message across the country.

Graphic Design Intern

AvePoint is seeking a passionate Graphic Design Intern to assist the graphic design department with new development projects and ongoing marketing efforts. In this role you will be responsible for creating visually striking and memorable integrated campaigns that will support our corporate and global brand. This position will report to the Design Lead, working closely with the Video Designer. 

Seeking a part-time designer

Niftic is a DC-based agency that focuses on meaningful user experience and digital design, and engineering for some incredible clients. We're looking for a part-time designer currently (with potential to move to a full-time position down the road) that is comfortable working from and following existing brand guidelines, applying UX principles, and works quickly during tight timelines. This position requires experience in graphic design, knowledge of the Adobe Suite and Sketch, with valuable hands-on experience and responsibility, and working closely with our team.

Blueground is looking for an Interior Design Photographer

Blueground operates and fully furnishes apartments in 5 large cities, with over 800 units in our portfolio, providing accommodation to corporate travelers for mid to long term stays. We will begin operations here in DC in the coming weeks and need a photographer who can support us with our projects, on a daily and weekly basis.

RHIZOME DC seeking interns

For someone with initiative and creativity, this internship could be a rich opportunity to be involved in many aspects of running a small art space, including curatorial responsibilities. 

VisArts Call for Docent Applications, Fall 2018

VisArts is seeking docents to lead tours and have casual conversations about contemporary art in our galleries.

Printmaking, Papermaking, and Book Arts Lab Technician

This position will require students to learn basic print, paper and book techniques, learn how to use and clean presses and machinery, and perform weekly maintenance duties. This is a perfect job for a responsible and ambitious student who is curious about the ins-and-outs of a print job, and who enjoys working with others. Your job will include monitoring an open studio period where students are able to come in to work in addition to regular studio assignments that you will receive any necessary training for. 

Checkout Technician

Student workers in checkout are responsible for the organization, upkeep, and checking in/out of equipment to other students, staff, and faculty in the Flagg building. Technicians should be organized, neat, detail-oriented, and have excellent people skills. Checkout includes equipment and technology from various departments including photography, graphic design, new media, sculpture, and exhibitions. Students should fastidious and comfortable learning various technologies. Extreme attention to detail is a must. 

Corcoran Photography Lab Technician- Digital Studio

Photography lab technicians are responsible for the general safety and upkeep of computer labs, checking out equipment, and providing general assistance to students, staff, and faculty. Students should be organized, neat, detail-oriented, and have excellent people skills. All applicants should have at least one year of photography or digital media education. Additional requirements : working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Epson printers, and various peripherals such as scanners. Experience scanning film, wide format printing, and color corect photo printing preferred.

Corcoran Photography Lab Technician - Darkroom

Photography lab technicians are responsible for the general safety and upkeep of photographic labs (wet silver and/or digital labs), checking out equipment, and providing general assistance to students, staff, and faculty. Students should be organized, neat, detail-oriented, and have excellent people skills. There are positions available in both the darkroom as well as the digital labs in Smith Hall of Art. All applicants should have at least one year of photography education.

Southern Marketplace seeking Corcoran student to paint a mural

Southern Marketplace in Prince George's County would like to extend an opportunity to Corcoran students to assist us in giving life to our space. We would like to have a mural created on one side of our building.  A community radio station will be moving into the area very soon, hosted by William Tucker. His station is always seeking partner artists to interview on the station. Should students be interested in this opportunity, we would like to develop a working relationship through the radio station and also make this available to students.

Communications Assistant (Federal Work Study Only)

Help shape the messaging and branding of the Corcoran. We are seeking a talented writer and/or graphic designer for 20 hours a week to work on the Corcoran website, social media content, advertising, email blasts and more.

Corcoran Student Ambassador (Federal Work Study Only)

Corcoran Ambassadors are student leaders who provide information about our programs, guide Discover the Arts campus tours, staff key admissions events in the fall and spring, and provide general mentoring and peer guidance to prospective students and families. Ambassadors provide support for the Corcoran Recruitment and Admissions Office between 7-20 hours each week.

Gallery 102 Lead Preparator & Operations Internship

10 Hours/Week | 2 Credits ​​​​​​​August 27 – December 7, 2018 (13 Weeks)

Gallery 102 Curatorial Iinternship

Curatorial Internship 10 Hours/Week | 2 Credits ​​​​​​​August 27 – December 7, 2018 (13 Weeks)

Gallery 102 Communications Internship

10 Hours/Week | 2 Credits ​​​​​​​August 27 – December 7, 2018 (13 Weeks)

Paid Internships at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection prioritizes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. As part of our endeavor to cultivate a diverse workforce and incubate creativity and innovation, we are excited to announce the launch of our paid internship program, beginning with the fall 2018 semester. 

Creative Publications Intern (AARP)

Are you a design student with solid Adobe Creative Suite skills, who is creative and passionate and results driven?  Our Publications Design team is looking for you! 

Seeking part-time Gallery Manager

Harmony Hall Arts Center (HHAC) in Fort Washington is currently looking for a part-time Gallery Manager to work 20-30 hours a week. Responsibilities include installing exhibits, liaising with artists, marketing, some curatorial responsibilities, developing gallery programming which enhance the exhibit experience, maintaining and other support of the Center’s programs. Previous gallery experience required. Exceptional writing skills preferred. Knowledge of contemporary arts and artists in the DMV strongly preferred.

Drawing/Painting Instructors Needed

Harmony Hall Arts Center in Fort Washington is currently looking for part time drawing/painting instructors to teach Portrait and Figure Drawing and Studio Art: Oil and Acrylic beginning in September. Previous teaching experience required.

Seeking part-time Sketcher/Drafter

Looking for a student or faculty member that can skillfully complete pencil sketches and transform drawings by AutoCAD.

Seeking an intern

Anakali is looking to expand a French Brand into the US market.

DesignandProduction Incorporated seeking Graphic Project Manager

Manage graphics for large-scale museums, visitor centers and corporate exhibits, including project

Chase Point Condominium looking for artwork

Chase Point Condominium in Washington, DC, is going to be upgrading its lobby. We are looking for 1 painting and 2 objects d’art. 

Zoe Feldman Design seeking design assistant

Zoe Feldman Design is looking for a Design Assistant that would provide direct support to the Managing Project Director.

Arts - Assistant to the Director

A non-profit arts organization in Washington, DC, seeking an Assistant to the Director.

Gallery 102 Internship Program

Gallery 102 offers up to three highly competitive internship positions for the Fall and Spring semester. The Internship Program is open to ONLY GW & Corcoran Students.

Smith Hall of Art Main Office Assistant (FWS)

The Corcoran Art History Program is seeking two (2) FWS ONLY office assistants to aid in the daily function of the Main Office in Smith Hall of Art. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, able to work independently, and professional.

Animation Internship MITRE Corporation

Join a dynamic team during the summer and fall of 2018 at MITRE McLean site. You will be involved in helping with innovative solutions for some of the government’s most challenging and immediate problems. Gain valuable technology experience assisting in prototyping and research projects for MITRE.

Francois Le Gall Internship Opportunity

We are currently seeking interns for Francois Le Gall, a French painter living in the DC area.

Seeking Full Time Graphic Designer

Guest Services is looking for a highly-motivated Graphic Designer to help the marketing team service the ever-growing creative needs of the company. The position will work under the guidance of the Corporate Lead in Brand Standards and Graphic Design to create and assemble images and graphics to product specifications for print and digital media, displays and productions.

STABLE -sustainable art studios for artists in the District

Affordable and sustainable studio space available in Late 2018. Artists are selected based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by an external jury comprised of artists, arts professionals, and curators.

Immediate opening for Visual Designer

United Bus Technology, Inc (UBT), a McLean, VA based IT solution company now has an immediate opening for Visual Designer.

Gallery 102 Lead Preparator & Operations Internship 10 hours/week | 2 credits

Gallery 102 is seeking a motivated, professional, and efficient lead preparator and operations intern.

Gallery 102 Curatorial Iinternship 10 hours/week | 2 credits

Gallery 102 is seeking a motivated, professional, and efficient curatorial intern.

Gallery 102 Communications Iinternship 10 hours/week | 2 credits

Gallery 102 is seeking a motivated, professional, and efficient communications intern.