Internship Program

Salem Arts Association Internship Program 

For current Salem State University students and/or graduates.


Salem Arts Association is pleased to announce its internship program open to any Salem State student or graduate who is interested in working for and learning about a non-profit arts organization, including exhibitions, educational workshops, 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 2016, as well as Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Please see the information below. For any questions, contact Mary Melilli, Chair of Art + Design, Salem State University (mmelilli@salemstate.edu) or email us at Internship@salemArts.org.


How to apply

To apply for the Salem Arts Association Internship Program you must email the following information Internship@salemArts.org
  • Submit a resume outlining your experience and work history.
  • Submit a cover letter briefly explaining why you’d like to be a Salem Arts Intern and if you have any relative expertise or knowledge.
  • Indicate whether you are seeking a Summer, Fall, or Spring internship.
  • State which afternoon(s) you are available to be present at the gallery: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.


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 on Essex Street one or two times a week from 12noon to 6pm, preferably on Saturdays and possibly Thursday, Friday, or Sundays. The internship also includes hands-on experience in a chosen area of expertise, such as graphic design, 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 work for 120 hours total in a given three-month period.
  • Internships can be used to receive academic credit, provided all University criteria are met. Internships that receive 3 credits have the same responsibilities as internships that don’t receive credit.
  • Only current Salem State University students and graduates are eligible to apply.



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