Internship Opportunities

The College of Arts + Architecture has established paid student internships across the cultural community, at institutions such as the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Charlotte Symphony, The Mint Museum, Theatre Charlotte, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte Ballet, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. These internships are open to CoA+A Majors only and provide excellent professional training. 

Hear from CoA+A interns →

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Community Outreach Intern, Bechtler Museum

Ashley Jung, BFA with a concentration in Painting and Illustration '20
"My primary duties being the Bechtler’s Community Outreach intern are to assist with outreach programs/classes, research lesson plans, and collect data that will enhance the Outreach Program. 
I enjoy meeting all the different kinds of people I work with, as well as being part of a community that is making art accessible to all."

Intern, Charlotte Art Leauge

Asia Spinks, BFA with a concentration Illustration '22
"My primary duties include assisting with classes, assisting artists who use the studio space, and helping set up the gallery space for artist shows and classes. This internship is important to me because the position allows me to work outside of the studio and meet other artists who can teach me their process and help me to build my skills as an artist. This internship is also important to me because it enables me to gain experience in a work environment and increase my skills as an intern."
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Graphic Design Intern, CoA+A

Alayna Gorospe, BFA Graphic Design with a Minor in Art History '20

"My internship duties include designing posters, flyers, and LCD screens through subject research and hands-on meetings to create finished work. 
I enjoy the creative freedom I am given at CoA+A, it is unlike any internship I have had this far."

Curatorial Intern, Mint Museum

Ruby Kate Byrd, BA Art History, BA Music '21

"In this internship, I will primarily be working with both the curator and the librarian of the Mint Museum to compile a set of usable images of the artists in the museum's collection, which will then be added to the museum's database. I am so excited to finally experience the "behind the scenes" in a museum and have the privilege of working under the museum's curator and librarian. I also love research, which will be most of what I do there - having the opportunity to do this in an actual museum setting is so exciting!"

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Education and Outreach Intern, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Mary Burgan, BFA Studio Art, BA Art History '19
"With my role at the Bechtler, my duties include assisting the Education Department with planning and executing a variety of outreach programs. I also provide additional support with research, data tracking, survey results, and budgeting. What I enjoy most about my internship is the people in my department and the opportunity to work with the community in meaningful ways." 

Community Outreach Intern, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Yasmine Royal, Fine Arts in Photography; Minor in Art History '20

"I will be assisting Mykell Jamil Gates with the Bechtler's program by data tracking, filing, as well as other office duties. I will also go along to these classes to interact with the participants. I want to get a hands-on experience helping others through art and working in a gallery space. This may lead to a career working in a gallery setting or a career teaching others what I've learned and passing my knowledge on others as my professors did for me. I love how relaxed and comfortable I am with the environment. Previous jobs have often left me feeling intimidated and uncomfortable. This internship has been the exact opposite so far."

Community Outreach Intern, Yasmine Royal