Intersection Leadership Training Program

The Intersection Leadership Training Program is a year-round, highly regarded internship program with competitive enrollment. The program aims to address the needs of emerging artists and arts leaders by providing opportunities in career building, professional development and hands-on experience. We offer comprehensive six-month internships including hands-on participation in producing, administering, and promoting multidisciplinary arts activities. This program is designed to offer those passionate about the arts the opportunity to become a key member of the Intersection team.

Communications & Community Relations

Intern works closely with the Director of Communications & Community Relations to develop and sustain methods and systems for outreach.  Responsibilities include research for audience development, contacting membership for events, assisting in the creation of marketing materials, distribution of materials, shaping and maintaining a press database, and cultivating relationships with press contacts.


Artist Resources

Intern works closely with the Program Director to provide administrative and programmatic support for the management of over 100 sponsored projects and will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the San Francisco arts community and obtain business and project management skills. Tasks include compiling evaluation materials, preparing grant attachments, assisting in annual project renewal, assisting in newsletter editing, conducting online research, and general administrative support in program coordination and communications. Being an intern for this program is an excellent introduction into the field of arts and non-profit management while offering great networking opportunities with over 100 artists, arts administrators, and arts leaders in the greater Bay Area.


50th Anniversary (Programming)

Intern works closely with the Executive Director and Program Director on programming for 50th Anniversary. Responsibilities include



The archive internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning about and preserving Intersection for the Arts’ history and conducting archival research. The archive intern will work with Lexa Walsh (title?) and the Executive Director to secure archival documents and catalog items in the archive. The intern will help envision ways to make the 50-year history accessible to the public either in print or digital form. The position involves digitizing archival materials and photographs, researching and reconstructing past programming at Intersection for the Arts, and migrating archival data to a central database. The candidate must possess excellent organization and research skills, as well as proficiencies in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word. Intersection seeks candidates who can commit six to eight hours a week for at least a six-month period.


50th Anniversary & Archive Exhibition (Curatorial)

The 50th Anniversary Archive Exhibition Intern works closely with Lexa Walsh (title?) and the Executive Director to assist in the formation of an exhibition drawing from Intersection for the Arts’ 50-year history to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Responsibilities include


Photo Documentation Intern

The Photo Documentation Intern works with the Program Manager and Operations Director to document Intersection for the Arts’ on-site exhibitions, events, projects and performances. This position requires someone who has exceptional photography experience including a working knowledge of photographing in daylight, tungsten, and cross-illuminated environments. Subject matter includes gallery installation shots, artwork details, publicity images, crowd images during events and receptions, and live performance documentation. Responsibilities include processing digital images of current exhibition programming for our website, press purposes and our digital archive. Proficiency in Photoshop is required. A working knowledge of Illustrator and In Design is a plus and access to a Digital SLR camera is preferred. This position requires some evening and weekend shifts as well as 12-20 office hours per month.


All Arts Training Internships require a time commitment of 10-12 hours per week for 6 months.


While Intersection Leadership Training Program interns are unpaid, you will have the advantage of working in a creative atmosphere with artists, writers, and performers; experience in the non-profit arts world; building contacts and working relationships in the Bay Area arts community; school credit; and recommendations. Intersection can be a resource for interns to learn about any and all facets of arts and nonprofit management. Interns will gain skills that can be used in future positions. The Intersection staff is happy to assist with resume development and future job placement.

If you have questions about volunteering or interning at Intersection, please contact Melissa Miller, mmiller@theintersection.org

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Intersection for the Arts is a leading-edge arts and community development organization that connects people and communities across physical, social, cultural, and economic boundaries to instigate change.