Studio Institute

Museum Programming Intern

Fabric Workshop and Museum -- Museum Programming Intern

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

This year the Fabric Workshop and Museum will present two major exhibitions: Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, a retrospective of the celebrated sculptor's work; and Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls, featuring three new art installations created in collaboration with FWM.  The Arts Intern will work with the Fabric Workshop's Education Department to conduct community outreach, design hands on tour lessons for K-12 participants, and lead tours of The Contour of Feeling.

The intern will be integrated into all aspects of programming for The Contour of Feeling. The exhibition features a new artwork, PODERWAĆ, a massive structure constructed from thrifted leather jackets. Made in collaboration with FWM's Studio, its creation marked the first time von Rydingsvard worked with leather, representing an expansion of her practice. The intern will receive tour training -- highlighting the role of experimentation and collaboration in the creation of contemporary art in general, and von Rydingsgard's work in particular -- and help implement family and teen programs and guide K-12 group tours through the exhibition. 

Projects Include:
- Research and develop educational materials to go along with Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
- Work on the programming and development of the von Rydingsvard exhibition
- Learn to lead tours and speak in depth about the exhibition and the movement surrounding it

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 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 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia. 

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, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Christina Roberts at