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Internships at RIVAA Gallery

Are you a motivated individual with a passion for the arts? Are you eager to gain hands-on experience in a nonprofit organization and immerse yourself in the vibrant Roosevelt arts community? If so, RIVAA Gallery invites you to apply for our unique internship opportunities.


About Us:

Membership to RIVAA is open through a juried process to local artists willing to share their time and talent to continue the trend of excellence and professional quality as an established community art gallery and cultural center for the arts. RIVAA is dedicated to promote Roosevelt Island as the “Island of Art” link between Manhattan and Long Island City.


RIVAA supports the community in its efforts to enhance cultural development and collaborates in educational events to promote public involvement through the arts. Members volunteer art activities: including portrait sessions at “Roosevelt Island Day” and outdoor art for “Fall for the Arts” annual festivals. Musical performances, theatre, dance, book signings and poetry readings by talented professionals and various community gatherings are hosted on a continual basis by RIVAA Gallery.


Internship Details:

  • Gain hands-on experience in gallery operations.

  • Assist in the coordination of exhibitions and events.

  • Contribute to social media content creation and marketing efforts.

  • Engage with artists, visitors, and the local art community.

  • Support administrative tasks related to gallery management.



  • Passion for the arts and a keen interest in contemporary art trends.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

  • Proficiency in social media platforms and basic office software.

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant program (Art History, Arts Management, etc.).


Who Should Apply:

  • Motivated and Enthusiastic Individuals: Your passion for the arts will be a driving force in your success at RIVAA Gallery.

  • Those Interested in Marketing, Operations, and Arts Administration: This is an excellent opportunity for individuals aiming to pursue careers in the art world.

  • Students in Visual Arts Majors (Photography, Design, Art History), Library Studies: While we welcome applicants from any major, these fields may find our internship particularly beneficial.


How to Apply:

If you're ready to immerse yourself in the exciting world of art curation and gallery management, send your resume, a brief cover letter, and any relevant portfolio or projects to Be sure to include "RIVAA Gallery Internship Application" in the subject line. This internship opportunity is an unpaid position at our fully volunteer-run gallery. We appreciate and value the contributions of interns who choose to dedicate their time and skills to support our mission.

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