VIA Art Fund

83 Newbury Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
December 05, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



VIA Art Fund Internship Program, Spring 2019


The purpose of VIA’s internship program is to offer individuals involved in or interested in the contemporary art community the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit arts organization. Interns are an integral part of our small team, working directly on grant research and management, event planning and production, as well as communications and development. The VIA intern will have the chance to contribute and assist on meaningful projects that will provide an in-depth exposure to the work of a nonprofit arts organization.

The work that interns are asked to do varies according to the interests of the individual, as well as the organization’s immediate needs, pressing projects and workflow during the time period of the internship. Because VIA Art Fund is a small organization, the work the intern is asked to do will vary as employees assist in all areas of the organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting staff members as needed in areas of grant administration and record keeping
  • Assisting staff members as needed in areas of its partner education program including logistics, budget planning, and correspondence with patrons
  • Assisting staff members as needed in areas of corporate governance, financial budgeting, and planning
  • Assisting staff members as needed in outreach and communications including social media, website maintenance, and patron communications
  • General office support including running errands


  • Pursuing or completed B.A./M.A in Art History, or related field
  • Ability to work in fast-paced work environment, multi-task, and prioritize assigned tasks
  • Interest in contemporary art
  • Proactive, friendly, flexible, engaged demeanor, and a sense of humor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, meticulous and strong attention to detail, able to work independently and as a team-player
  • Fluency in Mac platform; social media platforms, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), and Adobe Photoshop


  • Minimum commitment of 16 hours per week in Spring 2019 for a minimum of 3 months (start date January 14, 2019 - flexible)
  • Working hours 9AM to 5PM from our Boston-based office
  • Small stipend to cover lunch and transportation costs. (If pursuing internship for school credit stipend does not apply)
  • Though we are currently accepting applications for Spring 2019, please let us know if you are interested in a later period

How To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to: info(at) No phone calls please.?

Please make sure to indicate in your application which days of the week you are available.

Apply by:
December 21, 2018
About this Organization:

VIA Art Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic arts organization founded by an international coalition of individuals and private foundations who believe in the central role art plays in society. VIA’s activities support innovative, ambitious, and rigorous works of art and endeavors with far-reaching public impact realized in various forms including institutional production and acquisition, exhibitions, public installations, curatorial research, publications, and symposia. Since its founding in 2013, VIA has awarded over $3 million to artists, curators, cultural institutions, publications, foundations, and biennials in the United States and worldwide, and has gifted 15 works of art to U.S. museums. Funding artists, curators, and arts organizations around the world, VIA awards grants in three categories – Artistic Production Grants, Incubator Grants, and an annual Curatorial Fellowship grant – that exemplify VIA’s core values of Artistic Production, Thought Leadership, and Public Engagement.