Internship Program

Salem Arts Association Internship Program 

For current students and/or graduates.


Salem Arts Association is pleased to announce its internship program open to any college or graduate student who is interested in working for and learning about a non-profit arts organization, including exhibitions, public relations, educational workshops, graphic design, and events in the community. Internships are a great opportunity to network while getting professional experience and references for future work opportunities. SAA has internship openings for Summer 2017, as well as Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Please see the information below. For any questions, contact Mary Melilli (mmelilli@salemstate.edu) or email us at Internship@salemArts.org.

How to apply

To apply for the Salem Arts Association Internship Program, please email the following information to Internship@salemArts.org:

  • Resume outlining your education and work experience.
  • Cover letter briefly explaining why you’d like to be a Salem Arts Intern and which skills you’d like learn as well as which skills you can contribute.
  • Indicate whether you are seeking a Summer, Fall, or Spring internship.
  • Indicate whether you are available on weekends*.

*Much of the work at Salem Arts takes place on weekends.

Internship details

  • Internships are non-paying, however complimentary one-year memberships will be granted to all interns. Membership benefits include being able to sell your art through SAA and participate in exhibitions, events, and workshops.
  • Internship duties include overseeing the exhibition space and art sales at 211 Bridge Street several times a month from 12noon to 6pm on Saturdays or Sundays. The internship also includes hands-on experience in a chosen area of expertise, such as graphic design, assisting curating shows, web design, membership drives, public relations, event coordination, education, marketing, etc.
  • All interns will report to the Salem Arts President and/or work closely with a Salem Arts supervisor/mentor to tailor an internship that matches career interests.
  • Interns generally work for 120 hours total over 3-4 months.
  • Internships can be used to receive academic credit at a college or university. Internships that are completed for 3 credits have the same responsibilities as internships that are not done for college credit.

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Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts.
Gallery Address: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (Gallery Entrance on Ash Street)
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM (Monday Holidays and by appointment)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
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