1 – 3 days per week during the following gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday (11am – 5:00pm) and Saturday (12pm – 4pm)

*Exhibition interns may need to work extended hours on Mondays


A free CPAC Individual Level Membership, applicable for one year

Invitation to attend various lectures and events


Unpaid/College Credit

Internship Duration

Spring: February – April

Summer: May – August

Fall: September – December

Application Deadline

Spring: January 17, 2025

Summer: April 18, 2025

Fall: August 23, 2024

Must be at least 18 years or older & have graduated from high school to apply. We also consider those recently graduated from college.

Please review internship descriptions below before filling out an application.

Questions can be directed to or feel free to call the gallery at (303) 837-1341.

Exhibitions Internship

CPAC hosts 7-10 high-quality exhibitions each year that showcase the finest examples of contemporary photography from local, national, and international artists. All of our exhibitions are free and open to the public. This position assists with the planning and execution of several exhibitions and events. Schedule of internship is based around exhibition calendar, meaning interns may need to work extended hours on Mondays. It is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Art History, Studio Art, or Curatorial Studies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Help prepare for installation and de-installation of exhibitions within the space

  • Assist with processing work received and shipped

  • Assist with exhibition materials (artist statements, wall labels, caption sheets)

  • Run errands in preparation for exhibitions

  • Enter information related to exhibitions and artists into database

  • Share the responsibility with other interns and staff of monitoring the gallery during open hours


Applicants who apply should be organized, detail-oriented, able to work diligently with minimal supervision, passionate about the industry, energetic, and creative. Commitment to providing superior customer service and computer skills are required. Knowledge of photography and Adobe Photoshop skills are preferred. Flexible schedule to include Monday for preparing gallery for exhibits.

Social Media and Marketing Internship

The Social Media and Marketing Intern is responsible for helping to create a weekly social media schedule and post set content into the program Later for CPAC’s multiple social media accounts. Content creation will also take place for bulk emails through Mailchimp, including monthly e-newsletter. Other roles include designing original graphics for social media posts using Canva and recording marketing metrics for social media platforms to track growth and engagement. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Social Media and Marketing, or Public Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • You will assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution

  • Assist with the creation and posting of content; research and post relevant links

  • Assist with the maintenance of the CPAC website

  • Practice generating a weekly social media schedule that coordinates with email newsletters and upcoming events


An advanced understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative. Knowledge of photography, Adobe Creative Cloud, and graphic skills are a plus!

Database Management and Development Internship

CPAC strives to support artists through our membership program and educational opportunities. Members enjoy access to exclusive events, discounts, exhibition opportunities, and the support of a community. Additionally, programming includes up to 50 classes and workshops each year, supplemented with artist lectures and other events. This person will gain a deeper understanding of non-profit membership, development, and education operations as well as related database management, communications, and research skills. The internship is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Education or Operations, and Development/Fundraising. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with membership recruitment communications

  • Assist with member on-boarding, initial engagement and customer service

  • Help draft and send acknowledgement letters for donations

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data for membership and education

  • Data management, cleaning, and entry in Neon CRM System

  • General office duties


Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, creative, enthusiastic, and detail oriented. Must be adept at research. Proficient with Microsoft Office products. Committed to providing superior customer service.

Collections Management Internship (Not available until Summer 2025)

Through the Collections Management Internship, CPAC offers individuals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection of 800+ fine art prints, showcasing a wide range of photography from the mid-1800s to today. This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or becoming a museum registrar. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Copy-cataloguing and creating records for non-book items and beginning to catalog books as well as working on permanent print collection

  • Work with database program Artwork Archive

  • Collect data and condition report works in collection

  • Audit current storage system (archival boxes and photographic sleeves)

  • Conduct provenance research

  • Add newly acquired books to library catalog, and adding call numbers

  • Archive publications and periodicals in the library


Excellent communication and time management skills. Ability to work independently and take direction. Willingness to ask questions.