Program Description


Living Arts invites students working in Studio Arts/Art History Departments, Education, Communication/Marketing Studies, Theatre Studies, Arts Management, and/or Museum Studies to apply for an internship for course credit. Living Arts focuses on contemporary arts’ exhibitions and programming, education, and social equity as a tool to create critical conversation and community change. An internship at Living Arts upholds a vital component of Living Art’s mission toward education: Generating experiences dependent upon mutual growth and development between students and staff.


Interns will work with a staff member in order to develop a contract and will complete their semester’s work with an impact statement/exit interview and visual documentation (for those positions applicable). These contracts and impact statements will be sent to the corresponding department and faculty advisor, ensuring an empowered and quality educational experience for both the intern and Living Arts.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis for 4-month internships.


To Apply

Provide the following as a single PDF, in this order, titled: LASTNAME_INTERNPOSITION.PDF (For example: JONES_EXHIBITIONS.PDF)

-Cover Letter/Letter of Interest

-CV/Resume,Including website/social media/video/digital portfolio links where applicable

-3 References with Contact information

Email internship packet to


Intern Positions


Living Arts is undergoing a large archival project that will require an intern to organize and digitize paper, photo, audio and video materials. Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to generating content for portfolio work, developing relationships for education, history and museum studies and non-profit work and developing experience for careers in information technology and science.


Arts Administration

As an arts administration intern, one can expect to assist with event and fundraising planning/execution, organize application/proposals, preparing artists contracts, work with press/writing/communication/documentation materials and volunteers. Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to working with local arts organizations, artists and performers, learning about, and working with regional, national, and international contemporary artists, developing a curatorial portfolio, and learning about budgeting, fundraising, and membership within an arts organization.



The documentation intern creates photo or video documentation of Living Arts events and will work with static and live artists during exhibition openings, upload and format image or video in a timely manner, documenting exhibition and event context and detail. Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to working with local artists and performers in order to express their vision, working with regional, national, and international artists and performers, while developing your professional portfolio.


Exhibitions Assistant

Work with a variety of artistic content, learn new strategies for hanging expanded media/performance work, add experience to a professional portfolio, while expanding upon a broad technical and practical skill set. Assist with curation, setup and strike of exhibitions, lighting design/schema, gallery prep and some A/V experience.


Sound Technician

Setup and run sound for dance, performance, music, spoken word/poetry, video screenings and installation, fundraising events, and experimental sound/noise. A good sound technician will be flexible, yet committed, to artistic vision and audience connectivity through sound.


Social Media

Connect with exhibiting artists, programmers, curators, and events through multiple social media platforms; create unique image and video content, edit images and video content, send exhibition and program information out in a timely manner. Opportunities available through this internship include but are not limited to building a professional portfolio through social media methods and design, learning how to track audience/viewers through social media platforms, connecting with a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists/performers/curators, and gaining administrative and product experience within an arts non-profit. *Please Note* Provide a link to professional social media content/portfolio examples for this position


Marketing and Communications

Receive practical experience in public relations, marketing and communications. Coordinate with Operations Director to write and distribute enticing press releases, follow-up with press regularly in order to coordinate interviews and plan public service announcements, maintain relationships with media contacts to best promote Living Arts’ programs, co-create intriguing and informative social media pieces, newsletters, posters, and other marketing materials, and help build community outreach and relations. This internship provides opportunities to sharpen skills in professionalism, media relations, writing, branding and marketing, build relationships with major Tulsa-area news outlets, gain advanced knowledge in planning and teamwork and understanding of arts organizations and nonprofits.