Art & Photography Internships in New York City

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain

Art & Photography Internships in New York City are the perfect way to hone and develop the skills that will turn a hobby, interest or university major into a career. Some of the best art and photography professionals in the world are based in New York City. The city is wealthy, highly competitive and has a large concentration of work that requires art and photography professionals. Many major galleries are based in New York City along with hundreds of publications, both online and print. The high concentration of creative jobs that require backgrounds in art and photography, make the city strategic for an eager professional looking to gain real world experience that will truly boost their career.

Art & Photography Internships in New York City allow young professionals to learn from the best of the best in one of the most significant art scenes in the world. An internship in the sector gives an art world newbie the chance to work with established and highly successful individuals to expand their professional network and gain important insights. Careers in art and photography are accelerated not only by talent and skill, but solid working relationships and professional advice.


Art & Photography Internships in New York


Your life in the Big Apple

Interns doing Art & Photography Internships in New York City are placed in a private bedroom in a residence for students, young professionals and interns. Intern New York accommodations are in a pleasant, safe area of New York City just blocks away from Central Park. Conveniently located next to cafes, museums, and public transport, the building is perfectly situated so that interns can explore and enjoy all that New York has to offer. Interns also have access to the full fitness center in the building.


America’s capital of culture

New York City is a global capital of art and entertainment. For one, the city has a multitude of world class art museums and galleries that will make an art and photography intern’s heart melt. Works by Picasso, Warhol, and many other fantastic modern artists can be seen at the Modern Museum of Art, or MoMA. The Guggenheim’s contemporary art collection has a lot to offer its visitors, with permanent collections by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon. The Met, or Metropolitan Museum of Art, is free and takes days to explore at length. Famous ancient and modern works are held at the Met, along with artifacts like old costumes, instruments and weapons.

Without a doubt, one of New York City’s biggest claims to fame is its professional live theater district, Broadway. Encompassing 40 professional theaters and attracting millions of audience members each year, Broadway puts on the world’s best live theater. Whether a dramatic straight play or classic musical comedy, an intern in New York City must include a Broadway show on their list of things to do. You never know what famous Hollywood actor you’ll catch on stage – or in the seat next to you!


Art & Photography Internships in New York


Experience the melting pot

New York’s rich diversity is part of what makes the city so unique, full of artists, photographers and designers from all over the globe. As an international art and photography intern, you’ll be able to meet all kinds of professionals that an endless array of perspectives. It’s a beautiful place to connect to many different cultures, without having to buy a plane ticket. Immigrant communities like Chinatown or Little Brazil are everywhere and really make the city special.

“The city is like poetry; it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.” ― E.B. White


Reflecting its many immigrant communities, some 800 languages are spoken in New York City. It’s one of the world’s most linguistically diverse cities, which makes sense since around 36% of the city’s population is foreign-born. This diversity in language, customs and cuisine make the city ripe for cultural exploration and artistic inspiration.


Find out more about our Art & Photography Internships in New York and apply now to boost your career!



Sources:, Time Out,, Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC, Architecture,,

, The Telegraph

Photo 1. based on South of the Rock, by John St John, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on The Nitty Gritty Rather Pretty…., by Devin Smith, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on NYC photo romp: Year of the Goat edition!, by Ryan Vaarsi, CC-by-2.0


The International Internships Blog is a collaboration by The Intern Group staff, alumni and current participants to give you career advice & tips, program information, & so much more!

To learn how to apply to our internship programs, click here.


Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
Subscribe to our newsletter

Leave a Comment