Scottsdale Public Art


Scottsdale Public Art offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to serve as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative placemaking, signature cultural events, exhibitions and installations that contribute to the community’s creative, cultural and economic vitality. Scottsdale Public Art internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.


Internships Available:

How to Apply

1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
2. Please provide:

-Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)
-Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.

3. Complete the online application found here.

FALL Internships (August-December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30  

SPRING Internships (January-May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30  

SUMMER Internships (June-August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30 (NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)

Internships Available:

Public Art Intern

Job Description

Support staff and Marketing initiatives for Canal Convergence. Assisting with coordination of Volunteers for the highlighted artist Choi + Shine for the November 2018 event. Working with Scottsdale Arts Marketing, and Public Art on various marketing tasks, including distribution and composition of Canal Convergence collateral.  

Canal Convergence Planning

-Act as a Canal Convergence Ambassador to local business and distribute flyers/info
-Promote Canal Convergence to groups (physical and digital/social media)
-Targeted promotion for events within the event, for example, artist talks—reaching out to art and tech students, etc.
-Assist in coordinating off-site events
-Research similar events and provide information on different programmatic elements
-Signage content coordination with marketing

Event Execution

-Working during the event on an as need basis
-Assist in coordinating off-site events, can assign to artist talks set-up and take down
-In charge of signage change out and maintenance.

Event Wrap-Up

-Collecting data from surrounding business, restaurants, and hotels about business flow during the event
-Preparing any thank you sponsor information and follow-up
-Can also assist in promoting the call


Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be a self-starter with ability to multi-task . Strong attention to detail and highly organized. Marketing experience to include, social media, graphic design, use of Adobe Suite a plus, etc.

 NOTE: This is an unpaid internship.

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