Public Art Internship

Public Art Internship
Job Overview

ArtsFairfax is the nonprofit designated as Fairfax County’s local arts agency. Dedicated to the belief that arts are essential to a thriving community, the ArtsFairfax mission is to expand support for and access to arts and culture opportunities for Fairfax County’s more than 1.2 million residents. By offering informational, financial, and programmatic services, ArtsFairfax promotes the role of arts and culture to deepen social engagement, create a sense of place, and fuel economic growth. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) since 1964, ArtsFairfax provides these services to all who contribute to and experience arts in Fairfax County, and is funded in part by the County, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as corporations, foundations, and individuals.



ArtsFairfax is working on the Public Art Master Plan for Fairfax County, and a public art inventory of existing artwork will inform the planning process. A Public Art Locator app has been developed to crowdsource the identification of public art throughout the county.



The intern/volunteer will report directly to the Senior Director of Grants and Services. A commitment of 5-10 hours per week is desired with flexible scheduling. The opportunity is available year-round.

  • Research art works including artist name, title, materials, and ownership.
  • Edit photos of public art.
  • Visit public art throughout the county to help complete the inventory.
  • Upload content from other sources and websites to the locator.



  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Photo editing
  • Arts background or knowledge preferred



  • Gain knowledge of Public Art
  • Enhance organizational and communication skills
  • Help with community initiative
  • Community Service Hours



  • E-mail resume and cover letter to Lisa Mariam, Senior Director of Grants and Services
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