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Visual Arts Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (“BOPA”), located in Downtown Baltimore, seeks an enthusiastic, creative and highly organized intern to assist with all aspects of special events/festival planning. 


The Visual Arts internship is a part-time unpaid practicum.  The intern reports to the Visual Arts Specialist and learns about the successful production of a large-scale arts festival, along with researching local and national artists for writing interviews and articles for BOPA’s blog.

Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Work with Visual Arts Specialist on various ongoing festival projects, including Artscape and Baltimore Book Festival
  • Logistical planning
  • Research local, regional and national artists to pair with projects in progress
  • Help maintain and organize a photo and art archive of past and upcoming visual arts components
  • Research other arts festivals, particularly interactive arts projects
  • Attend staff meetings as necessary
  • Work with Visual Arts Specialist to interview artists, curators and art professionals, along with writing reviews of exhibitions and talks, for BOPA’s arts blog.

Skill Set Required

  • Art, Art History, Arts Education or Arts Administration majors – current undergraduates—junior or senior—or graduate students are eligible to apply.   Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct Internet research; familiarity with social media
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop


Hours & Compensation

  • Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Student must be able to work on-site as an intern for the entire Artscape festival, July 21-23, 2017.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
  • Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to the student by BOPA, pending availability.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to:  Markell Cassard at In the Subject Line of your email, please identify the name of the internship for which you are applying.


Application Deadlines

Application due no later than May 1, 2017.


10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City Baltimore, New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America’s largest free arts festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events.  The activities include the Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001 and 2013; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore's Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008, the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the NFL Kick-Off in 2013. Currently, BOPA is preparing for exciting upcoming events in 2017 including the second annual Light City Baltimore March 31st - April 8th 2017. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.