Studio Art - Internships

Studio Internships are for students who have completed at least 3 studio courses and whose academic work has prepared them for professional work related to the major. An Internship allows you to gain hands-on experience in fields related to Studio Art through supervised work for artists, in galleries or museums.

Internships require faculty supervision and are developed by each student in consultation with the supervising professor. You'll set up a time to meet with the supervising professor and can either have a specific venue already selected or ask the supervising professor for assistance in finding a studio, gallery, museum, or artist to contact. Internships must be finalized with the studio program director by the midpoint of the preceding semester.

Internship possibilities include:

  • Working with an artist
  • Assisting in a contemporary gallery or museum
  • Assisting in a printmaking atelier
  • Finding a work site specifically suited to your interest and talents
  • Assisting in the installation and de-installation of art works at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery on campus
  • The design, research, and writing of invitations, catalogues, and brochures
  • The creation and delivery of educational programming for elementary, secondary, and university students as well as for adult groups in the Fairfield community
  • Independent study, working with a faculty member on a studio project in a medium of one's choice

Recent majors have interned with:

  • New York artist Petah Coyne
  • Nationally-known artist Robert Cottingham
  • The Brooke Alexander Gallery in New York
  • The Whitney Museum Annex
  • The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery on campus

Learn more about Fairfield University's internship opportunities.