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Intern at Bemis


Thank you for your interest in an internship at Bemis!

Bemis Center interns assist staff and artists-in-residence with artistic and collaborative projects that help run the organization, execute exhibitions, deliver programs, connect with audiences, and support artists in the creation of new art.

  • Currently enrolled in a college degree program or a recent college graduate (within six months)
  • A passion for contemporary art and an eagerness to learn
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to work without much supervision, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform varying levels of clerical and/or physical work
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  • Professional development experiences and networking opportunities
  • Invitations to studio skill-building demonstrations and tours organized in conjunction with our Residency Program
  • A collaborative work environment to experiment and learn with fellow creatives
  • Participation in an international network of artists
  • PLUS! A one-year Bemis Center Individual Membership

Internships at Bemis Center are unpaid positions. Interns may arrange to receive academic credit, but it is not required.

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Internship Positions

Interns work within a Bemis Center department or directly with an artist-in-residence. The staff of that department or artist serve as a guide and mentor for the duration of the internship.

Artist-in-Residence Intern (virtual or on-site)
May 20–August 14, 2021: Learn valuable studio practices + art production skills working alongside artists from around the world
Communications Intern
May 20–August 14, 2021: Develop marketing and public relations skills while sharing Bemis Center's mission + engaging audiences
Curatorial Production (film) Intern
August 1–September 30, 2021: Gain hands-on experience assisting in the production of a feature-length film by an international artist
Development Program Intern
May 20–August 14, 2021: Learn how to support artists + cultural production through fundraising and donor cultivation
Gallery Attendant + Administration Intern
May 20–August 14, 2021: Work with a creative and collaborative team + learn how a nonprofit arts organization operates
LOW END / Sound Art + Experimental Music Program Intern
May 20–August 14, 2021: Gain technical expertise in sound and performance production working with experimental musicians
Residency Arts Technician Intern
May 20–August 14, 2021: Develop art production and technical wood and metal shop skills while working with international artists
Questions about the Bemis Center Internship Program?
Contact Abby Fogle
Call 402.341.7130 x 24 Email
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Bemis Center for
Contemporary Arts

724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


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