Enriching lives through art and craft

The Internship Program

The Internship Program provides an opportunity to work with staff for a two-three month period and learn about nonprofit administration. Interns are housed on Arrowmont’s campus. They will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner when our dining hall is open during class sessions and a meal stipend for the weeks when no classes are scheduled. A modest weekly stipend for personal expenses will be provided. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, some weekends required based on position.

Studio Internship

Studio interns assist our programming department on campus. This department houses 10 studios across campus, facilitates national workshops, ArtReach, and community programming. Studio interns will work closely with full time studio technicians to maintain the studios and any programs happening within them. Knowledge in studio maintenance and/or background in one if the following is required: ceramics, 2D, fibers, textiles, wood, metals, sculpture. Interns will receive tuition coverage for one workshop, in addition to the housing, meals, and stipend(s) listed above.

Applications for Summer 2023 are open February 1 – March 1, 2023

Contact Kelly Hider, Director of National Programs, by email at khider@arrowmont.org or call 865-436-5860 ex 31 with questions or for more information.

Media Internship

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts seeks a media intern for Spring/Summer 2023. This internship opportunity provides communications and administrative experience for individuals interested in PR, marketing, and communications in a dynamic arts nonprofit. The ideal candidate has a background in photography, videography, or graphic design. The media intern works with the Director of Marketing & Communications to support Arrowmont’s communications efforts including content creation, content management, and content archives for social, digital, and print media. Arrowmont considers individuals who are mature, team-oriented, and self-motivated. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required for the position.


Arrowmont is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse and inclusive arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone. Arrowmont strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. Arrowmont’s full Diversity Values Statement: arrowmont.org/diversity.


  • Photography/Videography: Take excellent-quality photographs and videos of artists and students for use in web, social, print, auction, and presentation projects.
  • Media Editing: Use Adobe Suite applications for photo and video editing and graphic design projects.
  • Codification and Archiving: Digitize photo negatives, slides, CD-ROMs, and printed materials. Label and organize for digital archives.
  • Arrowmont Connections: Maintain and grow Arrowmont Connections profiles and database of artist bios, links, pictures.
  • Graphic Design: Use Arrowmont style guide to create images for social, eBlast, web, print media as needed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned


This is a paid, three-month-minimum internship. The selected intern receives a stipend, meals (meals on-campus during National Workshop weeks, or a meal stipend), and professional development opportunities occurring during or near the internship appointment. The selected intern is expected to work 20-24 hours per week for the duration of their internship.


This position requires the intern to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The intern must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The employee must be fluent in English. While performing the duties of this position, the intern is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The intern is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently. The intern may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Some evenings or weekends may be required.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three professional references to Deborah Sosower at dsosower@arrowmont.org with the e-mail subject line as “Arrowmont Media Internship.” Application deadline: February 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Other Long Term Opportunities


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is taking an active role in shaping the future of a more diverse and equitable arts and craft administrative field in central Appalachia. This internship opportunity provides arts administration experience to those who want a career within their own Appalachian communities. Arrowmont welcomes BIPOC applicants (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) currently residing in, or from one of the qualifying central Appalachian counties to apply. More information about this internship can be found at Arrowmont Visions Internship – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Applications for Summer 2023 are open February 1 – April 1, 2023.

Contact Rebecca Buglio, Director of Local and Regional Programs, by email at rbuglio@arrowmont.org or call 865-436-5860 ex 38 with questions or for more information.


The Trapp Fellowship is designed to provide a fellow with the opportunity, resources and collection to utilize and hone the skills they gained through their graduate education. Each fellow will have the opportunity to work with the gallery and program team for a full year to identify and craft a fellowship that meets the needs of Arrowmont and furthers the career of the fellow. More information on this fellowship can be found at Kenneth R. Trapp Fellowship – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Applications for 2023-2024 are open December 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023.

Contact Heather Wetzel, Galleries & Collections Manager, by email at hwetzel@arrowmont.org or call 865-436-5860 ex 22 with questions or for more information.

Internship applications and further details regarding dates, submission materials and requirements can be found online at arrowmont.slideroom.com

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