John Hanning, Untitled, 2015, Digital Collage



Like working with a team? Curious about the role art can play in creating social change? Good at Photoshop and copyediting? Smart with social media? Logistically minded? Consider interning at Visual AIDS!

We are looking for short-term and long-term interns or volunteers to help with:

Planning exhibitions
Organizing events and public programs
Publications and artists’ projects
The Visual AIDS Artist Registry and Archive Project
Social media and communications
Art benefits including Postcards From the Edge and VAVA
Day With(out) Art, December 1
And much more!

Learn new skills. Meet people from the worlds of art, HIV/AIDS, and activism. Get a close look at the inner workings of a busy art/AIDS organization with a long history and an exciting future.

Visual AIDS offers:
8-16 hours a week
Travel Stipend
Flexible hours
Fun and open working environment
Close proximity to galleries and the High Line
Access to HIV/AIDS and art information and history.

Watch a video of former intern Colin Marston discussing his Visual AIDS internship.

Email a C.V. and a letter outlining your related skills and passions to Esther at emcgowan@visualaids.org.


Visual AIDS Archive Intern
Visual AIDS needs continual assistance with the Visual AIDS Artist+ Registry, a continuation of the Frank Moore Archives Project. Together the registry and the archive host the world’s largest collection of images created by artists living with HIV, and those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS. It also houses artist ephemera, and various artifacts from the beginning of the AIDS crisis.

Visual AIDS is looking for an archive intern to help us work with artist members, maintain the archive and registry, and help us keep working towards the future of archiving.

The ideal Visual AIDS archive intern:
Has a working history and interest in archiving
Is a good communicator
Is AIDS aware and curious about the ongoing response to the pandemic
Is Appreciative and knowledgeable about visual art as well as performance, literature, and other facets of culture

The Visual AIDS archive intern will receive:
An opportunity to work with and shape the ongoing functionality of the Visual AIDS archive and registry
An education about the ongoing response to HIV/AIDS through art, culture and activism
Proactive feedback
City travel expenses paid

Visual AIDS accepts international interns, and those looking to work with us for school credit. Hours are negotiable.

Email a C.V. and a letter outlining your related skills and passions to Esther at emcgowan@visualaids.org.


Visual AIDS Social Media Intern
This spring and summer will be full of amazing exhibitions, events, lectures, performances, articles and historic moments. Help us share our past, present and future with the world! Become a Visual AIDS social media intern.

The ideal Visual AIDS social media intern is:
Comfortable utilizing multiple platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube
AIDS aware and curious about the ongoing response to the pandemic.
Appreciative and knowledgeable about visual art as well as performance, literature, and other facets of culture
A good blogger

The Visual AIDS social media intern will receive:
Hassle-free access to the curators, artists, and producers we are collaborating with for future events
Creative license
An education about the ongoing response to HIV/AIDS through art, culture and activism
Productive feedback
City travel expenses paid

Visual AIDS accepts international interns, and those looking to work with us for school credit. Hours are negotiable.

Email a C.V. and a letter outlining your related skills and passions to Esther at emcgowan@visualaids.org.