Studio Institute

Summer Programming Intern

Boston Center for the Arts -- Summer Programming Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Summer Programming Intern at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) will be involved with will be working with Director of Visual Arts and BCA Artistic Associate on research, organization and execution of preparations for our 3rd annual Boston Art Book Fair, taking place in the BCA’s Cyclorama in Fall 2019. This is a curated visual arts event that brings together a wide variety of creative makers from around the world, to celebrate and expand ideas of print and multiples, and draws on new work in fields including design, music, food, zine culture, and more.

Responsibilities will include helping to update our public Call for Applications for fair participants (artists, publishers, small presses, etc), as well as assisting in developing public programming and visual art components of the Fair. The Intern will develop research, outreach, and communication skills, be involved in a vibrant intersection of creative networks, and will have the opportunity to take responsibility for a discrete aspect of the fair that matches their interests, likely in the area of either Fair-related public programming or art installation. They will also get an insider’s view of the workings of an arts non-profit, interacting with all BCA departments including marketing, fundraising, executive and operations. For BCA, the intern will provide vital support in executing the Fair, which is quite new for us but becoming a signature event.

In addition, the Intern will assist as needed in planning and execution of other BCA summer and fall visual arts programming, including assistance in coordinating Summer 2019 Mills Gallery exhibition of new work by artist residents at BCA (assisting in coordinating invited curator studio visits, developing exhibition checklist, wall text, artist loan agreements and installation schedule) and working on aspects of our visual arts residency program.

Skills: The Intern must be well organized, with strong writing and research skills, good people skills and flexibility (working in an arts non-profit is a continuous exercise in dealing with the unexpected!). Experience with art-related public programming is a plus, as is interest in curatorial and art historical aspects of contemporary art, and interest in the creative community and interdisciplinary work. Being able to work independently is also very useful.

Projects include:
- Work with the Director of Visual Arts to plan, research, and organize for the 3rd Annual Boston Art Book Fair
- Assist in finding artists, publishers, and independent presses for the Fair
- Plan and execute other BCA summer and fall programming initiatives

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Boston, or live within the boundary established by Route 128 (also known as the 95 loop). 

3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Annie Yang-Perez at