Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

Internship & Fellowship Programs

Interested in working in the art law field? Center for Art Law welcomes applications for 2-3 month long internships and post-graduate fellowships at our offices in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY).

Last updated: Jan. 12, 2021.


  • 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.
  • The Fellowship Program usually lasts 6-12 months and is open to recent graduates (J.D. preferred).
  • 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 and writing articles, newsletter content, website maintenance, and social media content;
  • Copy editing and fact-checking;
  • Organizing events (tours, panels, lectures, meetups);
  • Attending court hearings, educational programs, and networking events;
  • Reviewing legal documents, including court filings, decisions, and correspondence;
  • Assisting with fundraising, development, and outreach efforts.


  • 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 and follow through on assigned tasks;
  • Experience in fundraising, arts administration, and/or event planning a plus.

To Apply: Please send your CV, cover letter, and transcripts in one single PDF document to

No phone calls.


Fall 2021 Application Period: May 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021.

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

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

Summer 2020 Internship Sponsors

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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

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