Internship Opportunities

Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is proud to offer an internship program that provides hands-on, rich educational experiences for students by promoting arts engagement in a professional gallery. 

As an intern, you will learn the many day-to-day processes, community initiatives, and outreach programs of a community arts non-profit. Interns wear many hats, and responsibilities can range from aiding with gallery and event preparation to special research projects to general administrative duties. All interns can expect a fast-paced, rigorous but fun internship experience that will provide invaluable insight into the non-profit world while enabling the simultaneous development of a unique skillset.

Summer 2017 Intern Sage Wright, JMU

Summer 2017 Intern Sage Wright, JMU

Fall 2017 Intern Rachel Owens, JMU

Fall 2017 Intern Rachel Owens, JMU

There were so many different tasks I performed that I had never done before. New positions call for quick learning and a willingness to keep up that learning, and I think ACV helped prepared me for this. Even if you have a background in the arts or community engagement, there are always new aspects.
— Spring 2018 Intern Laura Folger, Bridgewater College

Internship FAQs

What internship opportunities are available?

ACV is currently seeking interns specializing in the following areas:

  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Archivist
  • Graphic Design

Have another idea? We're open to any and all internship tracks!


Who is eligible?

ACV internships are open to all undergraduate students of any major.


Are internships paid?

Although internships are not paid, we are happy to work with undergraduate institutions so that you may receive academic credit.


What are internship working hours?

Internships are a minimum of six (6) hours per week, with work being completed in the office at least once a week. Internships typically last one semester, but can be longer if desired.


How do I apply?

Before applying, we ask that potential interns familiarize themselves with our programs:

If you're still interested after learning about us, please fill out our application, found below. If you're a good fit, we will be in touch.


When are applications due?

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, applications for each semester are reviewed as follows:

  • Summer: Apps Due April 1
  • Fall Semester: Apps Due August 1
  • Spring Semester: Apps Due December 1
Questions? Email Arts Council of the Valley at