The EFA Studio Program offers a 15-week Internship for current, graduate and undergraduate students with interest in the Visual Arts. The internship is an opportunity to gain insight into the lives of working artists, as well as the intricacies of running a nonprofit organization. Primary tasks include, administrative work, artist assistantship, along with educational field trips and one on one time with a range of Arts Professionals.

For our current Internship Open Call, please check our Opportunities page.

Announcement: March
Deadline: April 15
Interviews: May
Duration: May - August

Announcement: May
Deadline: July 15
Interviews: August
Duration: September - December

Announcement: November
Deadline: Dec 15
Interviews: January
Duration: February - May

What our previous interns say

Two things that I valued most at EFA is the relationship built with the artists and the administrative skills I practiced while responding to the various needs from the artists and taking the full initiative in managing the social media. It is also an eye-opening experience to take part in running the Open Studio event, New Membership Application, and themed exhibitions. I can’t be more satisfied with this internship which is in line with my passion in supporting artists and promoting their wonderful work.

- Emily Pengyuan Lin (Spring 2018)

It was very different than what an art class would teach you. You get to interact with someone who has experience in the art world. They talk to you about everything from their styles of painting to their daily routines in life.

- Lenny Macareno (Spring 2016)

Working at EFA Studios has been a wonderful experience. The Studio staff is extremely helpful and treats their interns very well. Bill and Natalia are so kind, passionate and genuinely care for their work, each other and the interns. Also, working with various artists has been the highlight of this internship.

- Shusma Parmar (Summer 2015)

Overall I felt excited to have the opportunity to meet professional artists from such a large variety of backgrounds. My experience with the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts has been insightful, inspiring, and above all, fun!

- Rachel Chaldu (Summer 2015) 



Abby Rothman, FALL 2019  BFA, The College of New Jersey  www.abigailrothman.com

Abby Rothman, FALL 2019
BFA, The College of New Jersey


Amazing! I was able to meet and interact with artists who had different studio practices and offered new insights and advice for me as an emerging artist.
— Zari Williams, Spring 2019
This is the only internship I applied for and had any interest in pursuing. I knew it would be perfect for me and I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to learn and grow here. This internship fueled my passion for the arts from all angles. It validated my intuition that arts administration is a space where I would thrive, gave me confidence in my abilities as an artist, and reminded me the capacity art has for bringing people together.
— Gisselle Jimenez, summer 2018
I really enjoyed being in the space, the ecosystem. I got an informative glimpse of the administrative aspects of an arts non-profit organization. The opportunity to communicate and network with all the wonderful artists there (at least the ones I had a chance to meet) was special and exciting. I enjoyed the informal yet highly professional work environment, and appreciated the level of exposure to working artists and arts administrators.
— Li Fong (Summer 2017)