Student Opportunity Deadline: Summer Internship at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

Are you a student from Omaha? Do you have plans to return home this summer, but are looking to stay busy in the arts? Are you interested in participating in one of the leading artist residencies in the Midwest? Consider an internship at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art!


Summer Internship: begins mid May to mid August. Applications due May 1st.
Fall Internship: begins end of August to beginning of December. Applications due by September 18th.
Winter/Spring Internship: begins mid January to May. Applications due by Dec 11th.

For information about the Bemis Center Internship Program, please contact Corinne Wardian, Administrative Coordinator at 402.341.7130 x 23 or

To download an internship application, click here.

Bemis Center Internship Program

At the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, we have one mission: to support exceptional talent. And one of the ways we accomplish this is by providing talented, motivated interns with the singular opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of the contemporary art world from the perspective of an industry insider. From learning how to install an exhibition to working one-on-one with artists from all over the world, you will learn about how an internationally recognized non-profit arts facility functions on a daily basis. As a Bemis Center intern, you can cultivate a wide-range of professional skills, including:

  • Develop non-profit administration skills
  • Take part in the daily operations of a non-profit institution
  • Learn how to prepare galleries for exhibitions and special events
  • Assist staff members in their specialized areas, including the Artist-in-Residency Program, Community Outreach, Exhibition Program, Community Arts Program, Marketing & Media, as well as Art Sales & Inventory
  • Working with the public in a dynamic art setting
  • Working along-side some of the contemporary art world’s most creative artists and curators

Plus, internships provide ideal exposure to the contemporary art world through functions such as ArtTalks, Gallery Talks, Opening Receptions and visits to Artist-in-Residence studios.

What kinds of qualifications do you need? A passion for contemporary art, self-motivation, attention to detail, eagerness to learn, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of basic PC skills (Windows, Word, Photoshop, Excel, etc.) and the basic skills necessary for your specific intern position.

Bemis Center internships are competitive and typically last one university semester. They are structured as unpaid, volunteer positions. While most universities offer college credit for participating in the Bemis Center’s Internship Program, it is the intern’s responsibility to arrange this with his or her academic institution.

Be sure to stop by Career Services if you are interested in a summer internship or need assistance with your application!

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