The San Diego Art Institute offers internships during the Fall, Spring and Summer academic sessions. Our internships provide an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and develop your own interests within the non-profit arts environment. Cross-department engagement will provide you with an understanding of communication methods and working as a team to achieve the organization’s goals and mission.

Time commitments are flexible and range from 10-25 hours per week depending upon availability and department needs. All internships are unpaid and must fulfill academic credit requirements. Priority is given to college and graduate level students, but we also accept applications for high school credit. The San Diego Art Institute encourages diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

How to Apply:

Please email the following documents to

  • Resume

  • Cover letter - please describe your interest in the internship you are applying for and what skills you have to offer (500 words max)

  • Please specify which internship you are applying for in the subject header of your email.

  • All completed materials are required in order to be considered for an internship position. Please be aware that we do not notify applicants of receiving these materials. We will confirm the receipt of your application, however due to the volume of internship applications, we are unable to provide informational interviews. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.

Marketing Internship

Development Internship


San Diego Art Institute is inviting practicing artists throughout San Diego to join its teaching artist pool. The SDAI Education Department develops participatory programs including onsite tours, workshops, and ongoing classes, in addition to outreach at public schools across the county. Our programs are designed to challenge conventional art making by emphasizing contemporary art themes including critical thinking, social impact, and creative communication. SDAI programs are in need of enthusiastic, thoughtful, and highly creative individuals to lead art enthusiasts of all ages to create projects that inspire and motivate. Interested in joining our team? Email your cover letter, CV, exhibitions record, and 5-10 high res work samples to Please add Teaching Artist Pool to subject.