Work with Us!


Join our team as an intern! Interns help with all aspects of the conference, including project management, administration, and communications. Interns can be located anywhere in the United States; residents of New York City are particularly encouraged to apply. All interns are expected to demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of Socially Engaged Art. OE internships are unpaid, but we are happy to work with your educational institution to arrange for course credit.
Interns must be highly organized, reliable, detail-oriented, and possess excellent written and oral communication and strong interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable working with Apple and PC computers, Google Drive applications, social media platforms, and basic internet research skills.

To Apply: Email with a resume and a brief letter indicating your interest in Open Engagement, and let us know about you, your interests, skills, and what you’d like to get out of working with OE. Please use the subject line “OE 2018 Intern Application.”

End Date: June 1, 2018 (or before as dictated by academic schedule)

Hours: Expect around 5 hours a week, with potential for increased hours during certain planning periods, including the weeks before and week after the conference.

Duties and Responsibilities:
OE Interns agree to:
•Attend an initial Intern Orientation meeting
•Work as a full and integral part of the OE team
•Attend in a participatory manner all monthly OE Team meetings (to be attended online)
•Attend in an observational manner monthly meetings with OE and host partner (as needed)
•Be present and available for the full three days of the conference, May 11-13th, as well as the week leading up to and the week following the conference on a flexible basis
•Maintain regular communication with OE Team Members
•Fulfill the requirements of the intern’s home institution, if applicable

OE Team Members agree to:
•Provide a comprehensive overview of the history, mandate, mission, goals, structures, and working methods of OE
•Work with Interns as full and equal members of the team
•Provide the information and guidance necessary to be successful at the tasks assigned
•Provide the necessary introductions to the appropriate people
•Be clear about the tasks to be completed, as well as a timeline of these work duties
•Give appropriate feedback in a timely and professional manner
•Work with the intern to create a meaningful working experience
•Assist the intern in meeting the credit requirements as set up by their host institution