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 & Outreach Intern

The Communications & Outreach Intern works closely with the  Program Manager and Operations Manager to develop and sustain methods and systems for outreach. Responsibilities include assisting in the creation of marketing materials, producing  bi-weekly newsletters, promoting Intersection and Incubator member news and events on social media platforms and the Intersection website, shaping and maintaining a press database, and cultivating relationships with press contacts.The candidate must possess excellent visual and written communication 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. Some work may be done remotely.

Artist Resources Intern

Intern works closely with the Program Director to provide administrative and programmatic support for the management of over 120 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, 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 120 artists, arts administrators, and arts leaders in the greater Bay Area.

50th Anniversary Programming Intern

Intern works closely with the Executive Director, Program Director and Operations Director on programming for the 50th Anniversary. Responsibilities include: communications with artists, technical staff, communications staff and venues; and coordination of volunteers and event staffing. It is preferred that this intern have some experience in the planning and execution of live public events.

Archive Intern

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 Intern

The 50th Anniversary Archive Exhibition Intern works closely with exhibition curator Lexa Walsh 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 sorting, organizing and scanning/digitizing archival materials, research, and assisting in exhibition development and installation.

 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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