Creative Time

Become a Creative Time Intern


Creative Time is looking for a superstar team of interns for 2020! Besides gaining hands-on experience producing projects, developing research, and contributing to organizational goals, interns will also participate in both internal and external planning meetings, attend staff presentations, and travel to local cultural institutions for behind-the-scenes tours.
We encourage undergraduate and graduate students (currently enrolled, or who have graduated within the past year) to apply. International applicants will be considered but must make their own visa, travel, and accommodation arrangements. Selection for Creative Time’s internship program is made on the basis of the applicant’s interest in working for Creative Time, demonstrated ability to contribute to teams, and commitment to a meaningful work experience. Interest and experience in nonprofits, public art, and the arts more broadly are a plus.
We are looking for interns to commit to a minimum of two or three days a week for the academic semester. University credit is preferred for participation in this unpaid internship program. Creative Time is located in the East Village; our office hours are 10AM – 6PM.







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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


Spring Term 2020
Application Deadline: November 30, 6pm
Start Date: January 20
End Date: May 15
Summer Term 2020
Application Deadline: March 5, 6pm
Start Date: May 20 – June 1
End Date: August 14
Fall Term 2020
Application Deadline: August 23, 6pm
Start Date: September 7
End Date: December 15



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.


Download Application (PDF)