Interested in working in the art law field? Center for Art Law welcomes applications for internships and graduate fellowships at our offices in DUMBO-Brooklyn (NY), Zürich (CH) and/or online.
Last updated: June 29, 2023.
- The Fellowship Program (6-12 months-appointment) is open to recent graduates (relevant graduate degrees, J.D. preferred).
- NOTE: We offer the Judith Bresler Fellowship (paid) and/or a general fellowship (unpaid) with flexible length, responsibilities, and commitment.
- The Internship Program usually lasts 3-4 months. It is open to students currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Juris Doctor. Fall and Spring positions are part-time and may be eligible for school credit.
- Summer positions are full-time; US-based interns receive a small stipend*.
- Interns and fellows all work under the supervision of the Managing Director, Director of Legal Research and/or members of the Center’s Directorial Boards.
*Students may be eligible for funding from their home institutions.
- Researching, writing, and editing articles for the Center’s blog;
- Reviewing and summarizing news and legal documents, including court filings, decisions, and correspondence;
- Compiling and maintaining art law resources;
- Attending and reporting on court hearings, conferences, and networking events;
- Planning and participating in educational programs, including Art Law Lunch Talks, Visual Artists Legal Clinic, and Art & Law Workshops;
- Responding to inquiries and providing research and general assistance;
- Producing monthly newsletters and updating Center’s social media and website;
- Assisting with fundraising, development, and outreach efforts, including social media, reports, and correspondence.
- Current college senior, college graduate, or graduate student, in law, art history, journalism, or
- Familiarity and interest in the arts, the art world, business, and law;
- Software and computer skills including WordPress, Mailchimp. Bloomerang, etc.;
- Strong communication, research, and writing skills;
- Ability to take initiative, to follow through on assigned tasks, and to work both independently and
- Experience in fundraising, arts administration, and/or event planning a plus.
Please submit your CV, cover letter, and transcripts as one single PDF document to ONLINE.
- If you have any questions or need to submit your application via email, your email subject should indicate the type of position sought, the time period, and your name (e.g. Internship Summer 2024 | Jane Doe).
- No phone calls.
- We regret not being able to review submissions sent outside the specific Application Period.
- No phone calls.
Spring 2024 Application Period: Sep. 30, 2023 – Nov. 10, 2023
Summer 2024 Application Period: Dec. 15, 2023 – Jan. 31, 2024
Fall 2024 Application Period: Jun. 1, 2024 – Jul. 10, 2024
Due to a great number of interested candidates, priority may be given to applications received early. The application period for the FALL 2023 session is now closed.
Read some of the feedback former interns shared about their experience with the Center for Art Law:
My 2023 Spring was well spent with the Center, despite remotely. I enjoyed the Friday mornings when all of the interns and supervisors convened to share about our week and, of course, art law! Surrounded by a group of like-minded people with different experience is fascinating for someone who wants to find an art law community. I learned so much about the field and I was truly honored to be able to connect with art law professionals.
University of Michigan, Class 2023 | Undergraduate Inter, Spring 2023
Luiss Guido Carli University, LLM Candidate, Dec. 2022 | Post-Graduate Intern, Int'l Class, Summer 2022
It has been my pleasure to work at the Center for Art Law with like-minded students, meeting fascinating and accomplished artists and attorneys.
Duke Law School, J.D. 2021 | Legal Intern, Summer 2019
Interning at the Center for Art Law this fall has been an extremely fruitful experience and I enjoyed every aspect of it. Irina and the rest of the team were lovely to work with and very committed to making the experience a valuable one for us. Throughout the internship, we had opportunities to explore our various areas of interest within art law, to work with experts and artists, and to speak with alumni and art lawyers regarding their experiences and career paths. I truly enjoyed interning here and am grateful for the experience!
University of Maryland Carey School of Law (J.D. Candidate, Class 2024) | Legal Intern, Fall 2022
“I absolutely loved my fellowship at the Center for Art Law – amazing people, brilliant opportunities. An experience I won’t forget!”
UCLA Law, LLM, Class of 2022 | Int'l. Class, Post-Graduate Fellow, Summer 2022
The Center has provided me with a chance to foster my budding enthusiasm for art, museums and the law. As an intern I get to dig deeper into topics that interest me by writing articles, attend numerous talks by art world and legal professionals, and meet so many people with careers that I aspire towards.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, MA Art Business 2020 | Intern, Summer 2018 and Spring 2019