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INTERN: CURRENTS New Media 2023 festival

We are seeking interns for CURRENTS New Media’s 2023 festival. Interns spend June 5th- July 5th in Santa Fe, New Mexico and play an integral role in producing our annual international art & technology festival. Please share this email with anyone you feel would benefit from applying.

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2023

Internship Dates: June 5 – July 5th, 2023

Notified by: March 25, 2023


Since 2009, CURRENTS New Media has been bringing together artists from across the globe to exhibit in our annual art & technology festival in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through our annual call for submissions, we seek out artists and performers utilizing new technologies and working in innovative ways. These works create an engaging and immersive exhibition and festival.

CURRENTS is truly a community effort consisting of our dedicated staff, our fantastic interns, our installation crew, our network of volunteers, our partner venues that host various pieces and events during the festival and all of the artists from near and far who exhibit in the festival. Join our team!

What we offer:

  • Housing for the duration of the internship (June 5 – July 5, 2023)

  • A $1250 stipend to help with travel and meals

  • A wonderful community of artists from around the world, work closely with our staff and interns

  • First-hand art handling experience, experience working with artists, technical knowledge and training

  • College credit when pre-arranged with university and student

  • Letter of recommendation from us (if requested)

  • Lunch every day of of installation and deinstallation of the festival

What we expect from our interns:

  • Stay in Santa Fe for the entire duration of the internship (June 5 – July 5). Any proposed exceptions to this must be discussed beforehand.

  • Experience or strong interest in some or any of the following: media art, A/V tech, programming, exhibition installation, art handling, volunteer coordinating, graphic design, light design, event planning, curation, etc.

  • A willingness to share your individual talents while working as a team member. In the past, our interns have come from a variety of disciplines– we’ve had musicians, actors, tech-heads, performance artists, visual artists, folks interested in event coordination, festivals, construction and set design, lighting design and more

  • Hard work! Producing a festival of this size is a LOT of work. We expect our interns to be ready to dig in on those long days of installation (sometimes up to 12 hours). Interns will get (at least) 5 days off between June 6 – July 1, 2023.

  • We ask that only people 21+ (by June 2023) apply to this internship.

  • Desire to learn new things, meet new people, dedicate yourself and work as a team!

Don’t let our lists limit you, we look forward to putting your unique talents to use! To apply for our internship and learn more about the timeline of the festival, click here!

We look forward to seeing your application.

All our best,