Apply for an Internship at the intersection of art, technology, science, and the humanities

Gray Area Internship Program: Bridging Art, Technology, Science, and Humanities

Gray Area is a San Francisco-based nonprofit cultural incubator, committed since 2008 to the integration of art, technology, science, and the humanities. We aim to cultivate and apply multidisciplinary collaboration for a more equitable and regenerative future. Our platform includes public events, education, and research programs, empowering a diverse community of creatives to generate social impact through innovative, category-defying work.

Our dynamic internship program offers a comprehensive experience at the intersection of art, technology, science, and humanities. Our ideal candidate is adaptable and eager to actively engage in diverse departments such as Events and Facilities, Education, and Communications/Media.

This cohort-based program equips interns with a broad skill set essential for thriving in a fast-paced nonprofit environment. The internship includes orientation and training, focusing on marketing and event production skills crucial for success in this role.

Interns at Gray Area play an integral part in our team, contributing significantly to event production and participating in social media management, community outreach, and strategic planning. This role is ideal for those looking for hands-on experience in exhibition and audio-visual event production, digital arts, and nonprofit operations.

This internship offers a unique opportunity as it coincides with an important exhibition period, offering hands-on experience in setting up and managing a key art event. This is a great chance to gain practical skills in a real-world setting.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the curation and production of exhibitions and cultural events
Copywriting and editing marketing materials
Researching creative marketing best practices
Performing administrative tasks and maintaining our database
Designing graphics and editing videos
Documenting events
Supporting event staffing and coordination

Skills & Experience

Excellent communication and research skills
Attention to detail and strong organizational abilities
Ability to learn new technologies, including project management tools like Airtable, design tools like Figma, and email marketing platforms like Mailchimp
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Experience in project management, database maintenance, communications, or office administration a plus
Knowledge of sound/lighting, and familiarity with project management software a plus
Previous experience with digital art, Art organizations, or Nonprofits a plus

Interns must have access to their own computer

We offer a $500 stipend for travel expenses and can provide letters of recommendation or references. The internship requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months, with flexible scheduling.

Apply by

December 22, 2023

Winter Internship Dates

January 15 – March 29, 2024

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