Internships Available with the Tubman Mahan Art Space & The Center for Green Urbanism

The Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery and the Center for Green Urbanism looking for interns for the following positions:

Environmental Art Program and Research Intern

The visual arts are becoming a creative and effective way to reach the public to promote the environment and encourage the public to live more eco-friendly. Join our team at the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism to gain invaluable work experience in the following:
  • Curatorial/historical research for exhibitions and the Center for Green Urbanism;
  • Assist in planning/coordinating community art prjoects for the Center for Green Urbanism;
  • Assist in the coordination of exhibitions including serving as a contact for artists,  installation/de-installation of artwork for exhibitions;
  • Greeting visitors, informing collectors about the artists and exhibitions,  selling artwork, answering questions at exhibition related events;
  • Researching grant funding opportunities for art-related exhibitions and programs.

This internship is ideal for someone who would like to learn mand gain experience of how an alternative art space functions, and has a passion for protecting the environment in the District’s urban neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River.

We seek a creative, resourceful, outgoing individual who is an organized problem-solver; has excellent written/verbal/interpersonal skills; fluent with computers/internet; open to working in a urban setting with diverse populations; excellent attention to detail and able to take direction from a variety of people.

We welcome intern candidates from diverse backgrounds including Art/Art History, Environmental Justice, American History, Sociology, Human Services, Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university who have completed their third year of undergraduate school college or currently enrolled in graduate level study in good standing are especially welcomed to apply. Please note that only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship will be considered.

This internship will be based at the Center for Green Urbanism’s headquarters in N.E. Washington, DC which is accessible by Metro (Blue and Orange Lines) and bus service. Work schedule is flexible, but will include some evenings and weekends.

This is an unpaid internship but offers excellent opportunities to gain professional experience and a high level of responsibility. College credit can be arranged.

Special Events/Media Internship

The Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery/Center for Green Urbanism offers a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining first-hand experience in promoting eco-friendly living, art events, and media communication.

The Special Event/Media Internship will be given the opportunity to learn fundamentals of special event planning and media relations that may lead to future public relations opportunities. We strongly encourage inquisitive, self-motivated people with excellent oral and written communication skills to apply.

The intern will assist with the following:

  • Build and update media lists (updating/building)
  • Marketing e-blasts and graphic design
  • Planning and coordinating special events
  • Drafting articles for blogging
  • Promoting gallery shows/events via social media

Hours are flexible, about 6-8 hours per week.

Intern candidates should have an interest or background in one or more of the following: public relations, event planning, communications, journalism, graphic design, digital media, environmental justice, or social marketing/media. All candidates should have working knowledge of MircoSoft Office and experience with Web 2.0 applications.

To be considered, candidates must have completed their junior year (3rd year) of undergraduate college/university in good academic standing. Graduate students are also welcomed to apply. Strong writing, editing, grammar and communication skills are preferred. Candidates with a passion for protecting the environment in the District of Columbia’s urban neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River is a plus. Applicants should be comfortable working in an urban setting with diverse populations and able to take direction from a variety of people. Please note that only individuals who are authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship will be considered.

This internship is unpaid and interns are able to receive college credits for their internship experience.


Candidates for one or both internships should send an email, with their resume, and clearly indicate which position they are interested in with current contact information to Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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