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INTERNSHIP: Research + Archiving | Alliance of Artists Communities (Providence, RI)

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international nonprofit association, providing services to more than 400 organizational and individual members working in the field of artist residencies. Based in Providence, RI, the Alliance conducts research and publishes reports about artist residencies, conducts an annual conference and other professional development convenings throughout the year, manages several grantmaking programs, offers a variety of consulting services, develops online and print informational tools about the field, and advocates on behalf of artist residencies and artists. Founded in 1991, the Alliance maintains a staff of 4-6 employees on-site and a national Board of Trustees. 

The Research + Archiving Internship is a new position that will support the Alliance team in collecting critical data on the artist residency field. This dynamic position involves working with the Alliance’s international network of artist residency programs to map major trends and specific models within the field.   


  • Assisting with research projects on the field of artist residencies
  • Conducting interviews with artist residency leaders and artists
  • Collecting, updating and maintaining fieldwide data on residency programs
  • Assisting with archiving documents
  • Developing mini-reports and webpages highlighting outcomes 


  • Dedicated team member with ability to collaborate with different personalities and work styles
  • Energetic, proactive, agile, goal-oriented dynamo who is able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Experience collecting and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with different personalities and work styles
  • Strong interest in the Alliance of Artists Communities’ mission and work 

The Alliance is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff and board. People of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

SCHEDULE + COMPENSATION: Hours are flexible and may be adapted to fit intern’s preferred schedule. Internships are unpaid but can be tailored to meet university internship/volunteer credit requirements.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. 

TO APPLY, please email with your cover letter and resume or CV. No phone calls, please.