Creative Time



Want to learn what goes on behind the scenes to produce dynamic, large-scale public art projects? Join the Programming Department and get real hands-on experience. Creative Time’s Programming Department oversees the curatorial, production, and engagement aspects of our artist commissions, from initial research to producing and running large-scale exhibitions.


As a Programming intern, you’ll be involved in all parts of the department’s responsibilities. Specific tasks vary from project to project, but you can expect to conduct curatorial research on artists, projects, and sites; assist in developing community-based events and talks; help to identify potential project partners; and be involved in all of the day-to-day of exhibition production. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on curatorial meetings, meet artists and partners, and contribute to projects. If you’re interested in hands-on public art production from inception to execution, the Programming department is the place for you.


How to Apply




Applicants should have a high attention to detail and be organized, motivated, and self-directed. In addition, solid writing, research, and computer skills are helpful, as is a professional and comfortable phone manner. An interest in contemporary art, a familiarity with the field, a sense of humor, and enthusiasm for Creative Time’s mission and programs are important. Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, art handling, Excel, grant writing, and shmoozing are highly desirable.

Internship Calendar


Summer Term

Application Deadline: April 23, 5pm
Start Date: May 16 – June 4
End Date: August 17



To apply, please send a completed application form with a cover letter, resume, writing sample (academic or professional, no longer than 3 pages) as ONE attachment, as well as the name and contact information for two references, to


Please do not submit an application before reading about Creative Time’s programs and reviewing the internship and departmental descriptions. Please do not send multiple attachments. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Please email for more information.


Due to a high volume applications, only candidates who have been selected for interviews will be contacted directly regarding their application status. No calls please.


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