Worth Ryder Art Gallery Student Internship Program, Fall 2018
Thank you for expressing interest in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery Internship Program!

The department relies on our interns to keep the gallery open. In return you will earn credits while learning how art exhibitions are put together, gaining experience in the day-to-day functioning of an art gallery, and working with professional curators and artists.

The internship is a two-credit pass/fail course. Attendance and punctuality are essential to passing.

Internships are open to ALL UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. The application process is competitive.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

Students are asked to take the internship program for two credits and play two roles: Attendant/Host and Preparator/Publicity. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the program.


Each student who signs up for the program is required to be present to attend the gallery for one 2.5 hour shift per week during the semester OR help host receptions (five select Wednesdays, dates TBA). Attendant shifts are scheduled during gallery hours, 12 – 5pm, Monday – Thursday, while Host shifts are odd hours (see form).


Additionally, each intern takes on one of two specialized positions.

As a Preparator you will be installing exhibitions for flexibly-scheduled 4-hour shifts before each of five exhibitions. You will be hanging work, painting, organizing, making gallery materials, assisting professional and student artists, and will gain valuable hands-on experience. You will be trained in the use of basic tools used to install exhibitions. No experience required.

As a Publicity Interns you will help the Director prepare publicity materials, promote events, document exhibitions, contact local arts media, and prepare content for our website and social media. All Publicity Interns must be present for a weekly meeting on Mondays from 12:15 - 12:45pm. 


I will review the applications and notify you of my decision by Mon., August 27th. Selected interns will be sent schedule and registration information.

Admission is competitive. Shifts are assigned based on your experience and availability in our schedule. The earlier you return this form, the easier it will be to get your shift. My decisions are final.

I look forward to reviewing your applications!

Farley Gwazda
Director, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

If you have questions please contact me at: gwazda@berkeley.edu

Email address *
Last Name
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First Name
(as appears in UC Berkeley records)
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Preferred first name / nickname:
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Cell #
(only program director will see - need #s for emergency communication)
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Expected year of graduation
This is for our records and will not affect your application
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(Or undeclared). No, you don't have to be an art major. Art majors will not be given preference.
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Have you participated in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery Internship Program before? Previous experience not required.
Why do you want to participate in the internship program? (1500 chars (~3 sentences))
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Do you have any experience working in art galleries, museums, or related institutions? Do you have experience promoting events or using social media? Do you have any experience writing about art? How are you with photoshop, cameras, tools like drills, etc? YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE TO BE SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM. (1500 chars (~3 sentences))
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I have very good attendance - I will show up.
I have read the text above and am aware this is a two-credit, pass/fail course.
I may be interested in being part of the publicity team, and I am available for weekly meetings on Mondays from 12:15 - 12:45.
Availability: Attendant/Host - Select THREE or more:
ALL interns will take on either attendant or host roles. Please indicate THREE or more available times - I will make the schedule based on availability. Note: HOSTS MUST BE 21+. Exact dates for host positions will be forthcoming - openings are times listed below. Students who are available for the early attendant shift on Tues and Wed as well as the early Host positions are especially needed - this will up your chances of being accepted. Select THREE or more.
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