Job Title: Public Art Intern

Hours: 40 hours/week

Compensation: $16/hr

Application Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2022 11:59 p.m.

Dates of Internship:  June 20-August 26, 2022 (10 week internship)


  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2022. Students who graduated after April 1, 2022 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

Position Description: The Public Art Intern will continue research in cataloging public art in Long Beach for the Arts Council for Long Beach’s public art database. The database contains over 600 identified artworks in the City of Long Beach. The database contains information on artworks created through the Percent for Art program jointly administered by Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach as well as artworks that were privately and independently commissioned. The database is the basis for a page dedicated to local public art on Arts Council for Long Beach’s webpage, which launched in the fall of 2018 with 150 public art pieces and will add additional pieces this year. The intern will also assist with the coordination of mural projects which will be in process at various stages during the internship. These mural projects are part of Phase Two of the Cambodia Town Mural Project and additional public art programming.

Qualifications & Skills: (preferred but not required)

  • An interest in Public Art
  • Experience with archival research or practice
  • Experience with community centered publishing including audio/video recording, digital or physical DIY
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Apps
  • Strong reading, writing and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • Willingness to take the lead on certain projects and report progress to the intern supervisor
  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience photographing artwork outdoors (plus but not required)

Applicants should complete the online internship application, submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, submit unofficial transcripts, two references (including name and contact information) and resume. The resume must include education, work experience and extracurricular activities. Please upload all application materials to the application or alternatively email them to by Monday, April 20, 2022 11:59 p.m.