Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

Internship and Fellowship Programs

Interested in working in the art law field? Center for Art Law welcomes applications for internships and post-graduate fellowships at our offices in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY).

Last updated: July 1, 2021.


  • The Fellowship Program usually lasts 6-12 months, is open to recent graduates (J.D. preferred), and Fellows receive an honorarium. We offer the Judith Bresler Fellowship or a general fellowship with flexible length, responsibilities, and commitment.
  • The Internship Program 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 and interns receive a small stipend.
  • Interns and fellows all work under the supervision of the Managing Director and Executive Director.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internship and Fellowship Programs are proceeding remotely until further notice.

Duties Include:

  • 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’ Immigration Clinic, and Art & Law Workshops;
  • Responding to inquiries and providing research and general assistance;
  • 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 related fields;
  • Familiarity and interest in the arts, the art world, business, and law;
  • Strong communication, research, and writing skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, to follow through on assigned tasks, and to work both independently and with peers;
  • Experience in fundraising, arts administration, and/or event planning a plus.

Application Instructions

Please send your CV, cover letter, and transcripts as one single PDF document to

Your email subject should indicate the type of position sought, the time period, and your name (e.g. Internship Summer 2021 | Jane Doe).

No phone calls.


Spring 2022 Application Period: September 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021.

Summer 2022 Application Period: January 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022.

Fall 2022 Application Period: May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022.

Due to a great number of interested candidates, priority may be given to applications received early. The application period for the Fall 2021 session is closed.

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From copyright and contract law to immigration law, authenticity issues, and Nazi-era looted art, the Center for Art Law offers training opportunities to artists, attorneys, students, and scholars to further protect art and cultural heritage

The Center for Art Law is a New York State non-profit fully qualified under provision 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Center does not provide legal representation. Information available on this website is purely for education purposes and should not be construed as legal advice.
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