ABOUT VISUAL ARTS INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
The opportunities afforded by the visual arts field are endless. World Endeavors interns in the visual arts can work with art historians, restorers, educators, artists-in-residence, and designers to learn about the business world of art in a new cultural context. Interns can work in museums, commercial galleries, businesses, studios, or educational institutions. Daily tasks may include assisting with planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions. Some administrative support work may also be part of interns’ responsibilities.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: VISUAL ARTS ABROAD
Traveling abroad is the best possible way to learn more about the diverse offerings of the visual arts world. International interns in the visual arts get the chance to learn about the role of art in another culture and to see how the business of art is conducted. These experiences provide valuable context for a future career in the art world, and they help interns learn how to adapt to new circumstances and cultural contexts.
For a successful experience, interns should have a strong interest in both the creative and the business aspects of the visual arts. Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are important. Interns should be prepared to adapt to living and working in a new place and should be flexible and willing to do work that needs to be done.