University Internships

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is a teaching museum dedicated to educating students about how their skills can be applied to the betterment of their community. Internships at the LCVA are an ideal opportunity for students to hone their skills while obtaining “real life,” on-the-job experiences. The LCVA encourages college students from any discipline to apply for an internship.

Internships are available both with and without stipends in a variety of areas, including administration, marketing, public relations, development, collections management, exhibitions management, and education.

The deadline to apply is September 1 , 2017.
 

Wells-Bishop Internship (stipend)

Eligibility:
Must be a rising junior or senior with at least a 3.2 GPA, open to all majors

Credit Hours:
Must register for 6 credit internship hours total in 2016-17 academic year
(3 each semester Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

Stipend:
$500 per semester (does not affect financial aid award)

Description:
The Wells-Bishop Internship was established in 2004 by the Longwood University Foundation, Inc. by virtue of gifts in memory of Barbara L. Bishop (Class of 1961, Art Department Faculty, Art Department Chair) and in honor of Dr. Carolyn Wells (Professor Emeritus of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences) by family, friends, and Longwood University alumni. The internship program recognizes the significant role that Prof. Bishop and Dr. Wells played in the establishment of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA).

The purpose of the Wells-Bishop Internship is to attract outstanding interns to the LCVA. The award shall go to one individual each year who is a rising junior or a rising senior at the time the award is made, who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, and who demonstrates an interest in the operations and programs of LCVA. Interested students regardless of major can apply for the internship.  In the past, LCVA interns have come from a variety of disciplines including Marketing, Communications Studies, Art, Art History, History, Sociology, and Anthropology. Projects have focused on collections research, education program planning and implementation, exhibition interpretation, exhibition planning and preparation, membership and marketing, public relations, and event coordination.

Application Process:
Send a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Emily Grabiec, Director of Education and Outreach
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
129 North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.

General Internship (non-stipend)

Description:
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is a teaching museum dedicated to educating students about how their skills can be applied to the betterment of their community. Internships at the LCVA are an ideal opportunity for students to hone their skills while obtaining “real life,” on-the-job experiences. The LCVA encourages college students from any discipline to apply for an internship.

Internships are available in a variety of areas, including administration, marketing, public relations, development, collections management, exhibitions management, and education.

Application Process:
Send a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Emily Grabiec, Director of Education and Outreach
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
129 North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901

The deadline to apply is September 1.