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:

    • 1-5 day internships, depending upon participant availability

    • Flexible hours

    • Fun and open working environment

    • Close proximity to galleries and the Highline

    • 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 Alex.

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




Visual AIDS also 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 Alex.

Visual AIDS Social Media Intern
This fall 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 You Tube

    • 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:

    • 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




Visual AIDS also 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 Alex.