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701 CCA Internship

701 CCA Interns will gain vital and professional experience in art nonprofit management and planning through hands-on, project-oriented tasks. Internships include various areas of focus, so that participants can gain meaningful skills and knowledge of their interests. These areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Gallery Management: artwork handling and installation, exhibition design and lighting, communicating with artists and managing gallery documents

  • Receptions/Special Events: event planning, including layout and décor, set-up, break-down and overseeing the event’s overall success

  • Marketing/Social Media/Web Development: creating and distributing marketing materials, writing press releases, promoting through social media platforms, designing newsletters for 701 CCA subscribers, working with local media and updating the website

  • Artists-in-Residence: being a resource of support and assistance for the current AIR

  • Programming/Education/Workshops: researching and organizing educational programming for members and the community, including assisting instructors during Youth Summer Camp and planning the annual Young Artist’s Festival during the summer session or the Columbia Open Studios event in the Spring

  • Resource Development: budgeting, grant writing, networking and fundraising, including finding new sponsors and communicating with current supporters

  • Administration: facilitating the success of 701 CCA’s wide range of programming, including ensuring the gallery is covered by scheduling volunteers, along with creating reports for and attending board meetings

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We are happy to work with students for credit or not for credit. Internships are not paid. Internships are divided into summer, fall, winter and spring sessions and most last twelve weeks. Sessions can be extended if participants need. Contact 701 CCA for special scheduling arrangements.  Interns are expected to work at least twelve hours per week plus special events and must be eighteen years or older.

*All interns are expected to assist in the running of 701 CCA’s special events, including opening receptions and fundraisers. For gallery installation, interns must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., use ladders and stand for long periods of time. *


Spring: February 1 – April 30

Summer: May 15 – August 15

Fall: September 1 – November 30

Winter (shorter session): December 1 - January 31

Applications are due one month prior to the beginning of each session. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, schedule of availability and/or a list of obligations and one writing sample to For questions, please call (803) 319-9949.

To learn more about our internship, download the full guidelines here: