Sample Resume for an Art Internship

How to Write a Resume for an Internship Without Lots of Experience

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If you're in college and planning on a career in the arts, you will face a lot of competition in the field. Whether you're a painter or a graphic designer, the industry has many hopefuls trying to break in and get a job. Getting an internship in the business, whether through an art gallery or an agency, can be an important step in building a successful career.

Have a Strong Resume

To get an offer for an art internship, you'll need a strong resume. To decide what to include, consider what experience you do have. Evaluate your coursework, any school clubs you joined, your hobbies and any personal interests. For interest, if you started an online shop and sold your paintings, that's an incredible achievement you should highlight to potential employers. 

Include an overview of what you'll bring to the internship, such as your eye for detail, interest in modern art or organization. Emphasizing what you can do for them, rather than what they can do for you, is a great way to make yourself stand out from the other applicants. Any software you have experiences with, such as graphic design or photo editing programs, are also useful skills you should include. 

College coursework, an interest in art, and art experience are all essential pieces of an effective art resume. If you're unsure where to start looking for an art internship, start with your own college and other local universities. Many colleges have their own museums and galleries where students can learn, tutor and intern, to get hands-on experience working in the arts. It can be a great way to get experience, learn from the staff and network with other professionals in the art industry. 

Sample Art Internship Resume

This is an example of a resume for an art internship. Download the art internship resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Sample Art Internship Resume (Text Only)

Samantha Applicant

555 E. Connecticut Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226

(555) 333-5555

sandy.applicant@email.com


CAREER OBJECTIVE

Experienced and accomplished art student seeking an internship in an educational setting in a gallery or museum.


CORE QUALIFICATIONS

·     Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Photoshop; and both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

·     Proficient in both written and spoken German.

·     Traveled to London, Paris, Barcelona, and Rome.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

CITY ARTS, New York, N.Y.

Intern, Summer, 2017

Worked with affected families to create a Sept. 11 mural, researched funding resources, prepared grant applications, and organized gala celebration and auction.


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, N.Y.

Intern, Summer, 2016

Assisted children ages 5-8 in creative process through use of Spanish paintings, supervised preschool groups in developing personal art scrapbooks, and maintained and posted new exhibits online.


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, N.Y.

Tour Guide, Summer, 2015

Assisted children ages 5-8 in creative process through use of Spanish paintings, supervised preschool groups in developing personal art scrapbooks, and maintained and posted new exhibits online.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education (2019, expected); GPA 3.32

Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Honor Society

Study abroad: Courses in art history, art design, art composition, and art education

University of Paris, Paris, France

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