Performing Arts Marketing Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Performing Arts Intern will be in charge of increasing the performing arts department's online presence and assisting with the overall planning and coordination of performing arts events, festivals, and related programming. 

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) has a newly launched website with a focus on telling the stories of Mexican artists and the work they create. To fully take advantage of the new site, NMMA needs an intern to assist with the development of content related to performing arts.

The NMMA has hosted an annual performing arts festival called the Sor Juana Festival for over 25 years. The festival features performing artists from both sides of the US Mexico border in disciplines including music, dance, theater, lecture and more. 

The NMMA is seeking an intern whose primary responsibilities will be:

  • Reviewing, editing, and uploading artist biographies and images to the museum's newly redesigned website. 
  • Reviewing and editing of performing arts events and/or festival descriptions to be used for social media and other purposes.
  • Organizing the performing arts media library to help consolidate and preserve the Museum's performing arts history. 
  • Assisting in organizing performing arts events and festivals, focusing on the Sor Juana Festival in particular. This will require coordinating with multiple parties. 

Qualified candidates must be undergraduate juniors or seniors working towards a career in arts administration, museum studies, or a strongly related field. Qualified candidates must possess excellent writing skills, be detail-oriented, familiar with research activities, proficient with Adobe and Photoshop, and interested in learning to use a website content management system. Ideal candidates will have written ability in Spanish, a deep interest in Mexican culture, and be able to commit to this four-month project with the goal of enhancing the online presence of the performing arts department and assisting in providing quality programming for guests. 

This position pays $17/hr for a total of 150-180 hours between January and April 2022. In addition, you will receive a $300 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information. Visit the Program Details page for more information. 

1) Are enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree. You must be a Junior or Senior as of the January 2022.
2) Reside or attend school in Chicago.
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for Arts Intern. Note: Once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions in your city as you'd like.
3) You will forward your confirmation email, along with your resume and cover letter to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern Winter Approved Application". We recommend drafting a cover letter specific to each position for which you apply.

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Jorge Valdivia at

This internship is supported by Studio Institute.