Gallery House Internship Program by DGT Foundation, Inc.
Provided in Coordination with the Pratt Center for Career and Professional Development
Three (3) academic credits.
This position is a fantastic opportunity to receive a real-life learning experience in curating, promoting, fundraising, and managing a fine arts or design exhibit to benefit a local non-profit organization.
The interns will select a benefiting non-profit organization.
The interns will also host two receptions for guests visiting the exhibit.
What You’ll Need:
- Candidates should have completed at least one semester in an art or design program at Pratt;
- Current GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- A letter of interest, including the applicant’s idea for a potential exhibit and the social need or issue that might serve as the basis of the theme for an exhibit;
- Examples of work;
- Available to dedicate 20 hours per week and attend 90 minutes long group meeting every week with two coaches..
Gallery House Internship Program (Gallery House) is a semester-long Internship targeting undergraduate Pratt Institute students in all fields of study taught at this institution. The purpose of Gallery House is to provide participating students (Interns) with real-life experience in curating, promoting, and managing an exhibit benefiting a local non-profit selected by a team of Interns accepted into the program each semester. Through experiential learning, Interns gain insights into the local, New York City art and design world, and engage in personal and professional development in group decision-making and management, in marketing and branding, in negotiation with beneficiary organizations, in curation, in collaboration and communication with fellow professionals, in budgeting for a project, in time management, and in non-profit fundraising and raising public awareness about a pressing social need through an art exhibit. Interns may also receive three (3) academic credits for participation in this program.
At the conclusion of the semester, at their option, each individual Intern successfully completing the program may voluntarily opt to accept an invitation to also receive the honor letters, Delta Gamma Theta, from the DGT Alumni Association, Inc. and as part of that commit to volunteer as coaches for subsequent groups of Interns during subsequent semesters. Upon graduation from Pratt Interns participating in this way may voluntarily join as as full-fledged members of the DGT Alumni Association.
Gallery House uses a private gallery space within the DGT Alumni Association’s residential facility at 272 Clinton Ave. The building is a brownstone on a historically designated and protected block of Clinton Ave. Its interior spaces, on the main floor, are being protected and restored as gracious nineteenth century spaces for hosting exhibits and as a memorable reunion location for generations of Pratt Alumni who once lived there between 1964 and 2006, when it served as a fraternity house.
August 22, 2018
LOCATION OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SESSIONS AND EXHIBIT SPACE:
Private Gallery within the Residential Facility of the DGT Alumni Association, Inc., 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, three blocks from the Pratt campus.