Jobs & Internships


2020 Spring Digital Communications Paid Internship

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is currently accepting Spring 2020 digital communications intern applications.  The AFA organizes and manages fine art exhibitions that tour to museums across the United States and abroad. AFA communications oversees all aspects of communications and marketing for the organization and its traveling exhibitions, liaising with the curatorial, development and publications teams to effectively message our activities to a broad audience of museums and the art interested public. The communications intern will have the opportunity to learn about strategic social media strategy development and implementation with a goal of building followers. Tasks include identifying compelling imagery, drafting social media posts, working with a social media plan, drafting story ideas, monitoring social media traffic with an eye to tapping into topical social media dialogues.

This is a paid internship at $15/hour, with a maximum commitment of 15 hours per week. Internship to commence early-February and continue through mid-May. The exact schedule will be determined based on candidate availability.


Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in an academic program and have an interest in digital media and communications with a background in Art History, Arts Administration, or related disciplines. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required, along with superb research and organizational skills, and proven ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently. Candidates must have computer literacy in Word, Excel, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. Familiarity with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is preferred.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and social media handles that you currently manage by Monday, January 27, 2020 to:

The American Federation of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AFA does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.