Spring 2024 Programs Intern

Position: Programs Intern
Stipend: $17/hour
Hours: Part-Time, Flexible (10 hours/week)
Location: Hybrid (1 day in office, schedule to be discussed)
Begins: February 1
Ends: May 1

Our Purpose and Vision 

An evolving, Black-led nonprofit organization that unapologetically celebrates Blackness, intersectionality, and exists through Black feminist practices, Threewalls fosters contemporary art practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging connections beyond art. We center ALAANA (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, and Native American) artists, creatives, and collaborative projects, especially those which are best presented outside of traditional art spaces. Through the internship, we seek to offer a vibrant experiential opportunity for those interested in working within a progressive, thoughtfully inclusive environment.   

About the Role 

Threewalls’s Programs Intern will provide administrative support to all programs including RaD Lab + Outside the Walls and In-Session Fellowships, virtual engagements, and programs administration. They will gain insights into the ways Threewalls engages with artists, neighborhoods, and communities across Chicago and beyond. They will also have the opportunity to create a culminating project that will live online on the Threewalls Blog.   

We are looking for applicants with knowledge of contemporary art, particularly of the African diaspora; experience in exploring the intersections of art and community; and a strong interest in social justice issues surrounding race, disability, and gender equity. We are interested in those who have a desire to support artists, can communicate effectively with a diverse group of creatives, and has a clear understanding of how to use social media and virtual meeting platforms.

This position is suited for someone early in their career or someone looking to pivot their professional and/or artistic practice. We value expertise and knowledge in its many forms and recognize that the academy is not the only place in which knowledge is acquired. Students and non-students alike are welcome to apply.

More specifically, the intern will be responsible for:


Programs Support:

The Programs Intern will be working hybrid to independently handle select tasks; and participate in Threewalls team meetings. Working hours are flexible. The Programming Intern will report to the Co-Directors of Programs.


The Value You Bring 


Sounds Like a Fit? Here’s How to Apply
Please email your resume and one-page letter of interest in PDF format to:
jobs@three-walls.org with “Spring 2024 Programs Intern” in the subject line. 

Please also include a writing sample of 500 words that you feel most closely
demonstrates your writing style as well as your connection to and understanding of contemporary art. 

Application materials (resume, letter of interest, and writing sample) may be submitted as Word documents, PDF documents, by video or by voice submission. Questions about submission formats can be sent to: jobs@three-walls.org

Submissions will be accepted until January 11th at 12:59pm Central. Virtual interviews will take place the week of January 22nd. The Internship will take place from February 1-May 1, 2024.  

Threewalls welcomes applications from all who are interested, with priority consideration for those who identify as: ALAANA (African descent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), 2SITLQ (Two-spirit, Intersex, Transgender, Lesbian, Queer), non-binary, and/or disabled. Threewalls is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Threewalls is an equal opportunity employer. 

Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.


Threewalls is always finding new ways to share our artist’s unique voices through exhibits, talks, and gatherings. We would like you to be the first to know about these opportunities.