What are Our Internships

Brandywine offers two types of paid internships for art majors or those preparing to work in museums, the field of education, or enrich their skills, knowledge or exposure as they prepare for a career as a studio artist. These are part-time opportunities.

All internships are paid and intended to assist disadvantaged, serious students in training and exposure who are currently in a Philadelphia high school majoring in art, or a related field or undergraduate college students enrolled in a program of art education, studio art, art history or arts management.

Internships last 6 weeks during the summer (July-August) for a total of 20 hours per week and sessions after-school for a total of 120 hours during the fall and winter.

Brandywine offers two types of paid internships for art majors or those preparing to work in museums, the field of education, or enrich their skills, knowledge or exposure as they prepare for a career as a studio artist. These are part-time opportunities.

All internships are paid and intended to assist disadvantaged, serious students in training and exposure who are currently in a Philadelphia high school majoring in art, or a related field or undergraduate college students enrolled in a program of art education, studio art, art history, or arts management.

General Internships for College Students

Internships are provided for undergraduate and graduate level students attending a local college or university.

Preference is given to art majors, but those studying in a related field may apply to work in exhibition planning, digital archives, art management, and the visiting artists program.

General Internships for High School Students

The high school Internship program involves paid summer and after-school internships for students to explore STEAM* learning. 

Potential candidates should be students that are following an art-focused path in high school with the intention or a curiosity to pursue an art-related degree in college.

*STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is the integration of technology in the creative process, artwork documentation and generation of instructional resources.

The Gerald A. Pogach Scholarship Fund for Philadelphia High School Students

The scholarship is for a part-time summer internship for a student in grade 10-12 and attending a Philadelphia Catholic or Public High School. Students attending charter schools and private schools are not eligible to apply for this opportunity. 

Specify in your email, if your you are applying for this scholarship.

What are Our Internships

Brandywine offers two types of paid internships for art majors or those preparing to work in museums, the field of education, or enrich their skills, knowledge or exposure as they prepare for a career as a studio artist. These are part-time opportunities.

All internships are paid and intended to assist disadvantaged, serious students in training and exposure who are currently in a Philadelphia high school majoring in art, or a related field or undergraduate college students enrolled in a program of art education, studio art, art history, or arts management.

Option 1: Apply through a funded partner

Studio Institute

Studio Institute is our main funder for Junior and Senior, undergraduate college internships. 

Summer internships run 9 weeks, June-AugustWinter internships

Since 1999, Studio Institute’s Arts Intern program has provided early-career opportunities for skilled college students interested in museum careers, who may otherwise lack access to such vital experiences without this opportunity.

Arts Intern places undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and from diverse backgrounds in paid internships that can impact their career paths in profound and lasting ways.

In addition, the program includes an educational component that gives interns face-to-face interactions with seasoned professionals across the field, increasing students’ knowledge of and connection with museums and cultural institutions.

https://studioinstitute.org/program/arts-intern/

Drexel University

Drexel University offers matriculated students cooperative education (Co-op) opportunities.

Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter co-op terms are available through Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center.

Co-op, short for cooperative education, is a program that balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. Through the co-op program, students are able to alternate academic study with full-time employment, gaining practical experience in their field of study.

Drexel University has been a pioneer in cooperative education since 1919 – operating one of the largest cooperative education programs in the nation. Over 1650 business, industrial, governmental, and other institutions “cooperate” with Drexel in offering students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in employment related to college studies. Drexel students also have the opportunity to explore research, national and international co-op experiences.

https://drexel.edu/scdc/co-op/drexel-difference/

Option 2: Apply with us directly

No current openings available.

Our internships are “by referral”: Applications must include a letter of recommendation—sent with the submission materials or sent separately—from a teacher or advisor. Submit Applications materials in one email to: prints@brandywineworkshop.com These are part-time opportunities.

The Gerald A. Pogach Scholarship Fund for Philadelphia High School Students

The scholarship is for a part-time summer internship for a student in grade 10-12 and attending a Philadelphia Catholic or Public High School. Students attending charter schools and private schools are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.

Specify in your email, if your you are applying for this scholarship.

How to Apply to Internships

The application submission period is May 1st to May 31st of each year.

The general application process includes a portfolio review and interview. Please submit a brief biography and 6-10 samples of recent works, which can be submitted as digital files or in-person. All works must be properly documented as to medium, size and date. Portfolios can include any of the following media; painting, sculpture, drawings and works on paper, printmaking, graphic designs and photography. For a candidate who wishes to present digital art/media (photography, graphic design, 3D modeling, film or animations) please submit printed screenshots or a link to your project. If submitting actual artworks, the Review Committee will only review works on paper.

 

Application 

PHASE I

Submit Applications materials in one email to:

prints@brandywineworkshop.com

Subject line: Internship App 2020 

Email should contain the following:

  • Contact information (Full Name, Email, Phone Number, Mailing Address).
  • Current status: high school or college student (include name of school).
  • College students only: Artist statements including why you are applying, and current accomplishments (maximum of 300 words).

PHASE II 

If you are selected for an in-person interview:

  • We will reach out to you to schedule an appointment for an interview.
  •  You will be expected to bring 6-10 artworks for review.
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