Get involved with a leading contemporary arts organization! Lending time and experience to the ICA's programs and events is not only a fun and rewarding opportunity, but it is a great way to learn more about contemporary art. The ICA is always on the prowl for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for First Friday Art Walks, our Opening Receptions, Talking Art programs, annual funraising events and more. Interested? Contact mike(at)sjica(dot)org.
(January - March)
(April - June)
(June - August/Sept)
(September - December)
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Application deadlines generally close one month prior
to start of internship period.
Not all applicants will be invited to participate
in an interview session.
The San Jose ICA seeks self-motivated and enthusiastic interns to assist with our ongoing exhibitions, administration and public programs. Projects may include: archiving and documenting exhibitions and public programs, creating artist files, marketing and public relations research as well as assisting with day-to-day administrative tasks.
The ideal skills for this position include attention to detail, enthusiasm and interest in contemporary art, and the ability to follow through with long-term projects. Experience using Photoshop, InDesign, eTapestry, Microsoft Word, Excel and the usual social media suspects are highly desirable. Minimum time requirement is 16 hours a week. While this is an unpaid internship, college credit can be applied.
Email your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications to: maureen(at)sjica(dot)org
“I would consider my internship at the ICA beyond successful. I accomplished want I came here to do. The jobs I was given truly helped the ICA move forward and at the same time helped me to sharpen my skills, learn new ones and progress in the professional world.”
-Deanna, former intern
“I was excited to be trusted with important projects, because not only was I learning a lot, I was contributing to the ICA team. I felt like I was on Cheers, I wasn’t just the intern, and everybody knew my name.”
-Denise, former intern