Applications are currently being accepted through August 22nd on a rolling basis.

ABOUT: The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is a juried membership program for professional visual artists. The program provides subsidized studio space for over 75 contemporary artists.

Deadline for applications: August 22, 2019
Interviews will take place in August. The internship will begin in September.

EFA Studio Program internships provide a unique opportunity to work directly with artists in their studios (as Artist Assistants) and actively contribute to the creation of exhibitions and programs, while gaining exposure to the inner-workings of a multi-faceted, non-profit arts space (as Administrative Interns). Each intern will split his/her time between assisting artists in their studios and working closely with EFA Studio Program staff in the offices.

EFA Studio Program is seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates who desire to learn about contemporary art and arts administration. Successful candidates will be amiable, adaptable, professional, social, and confident. Interns should be comfortable working as a member of a team—working well with direction, while feeling confident to provide his/her own insights. Along with handling the administrative tasks of the program, interns will consistently be working directly with contemporary artists. A complete listing of our current member artists can be found on our website: http://www.studios-efanyc.org/member-artists

Spring 2019 Intern, Zari Williams, at the Spring Break Art Fair.

Spring 2019 Intern, Zari Williams, at the Spring Break Art Fair.

EFA Studio Program Intern responsibilities during the FALL will include:

  • Acting as Artist Assistants to Studio Program artists

  • Overseeing all social media platforms in collaboration with the Studio Program staff

  • Hands-on planning and assistance for our Open Studios event

  • Daily office administrative duties including processing New Membership applications

  • Formatting information for the website and newsletters

  • Contacting artists about special events

  • Working on research projects involving artists, non-profits, and residency programs, and interacting directly with our member artists.

Qualifications for all EFA Interns:

  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with related major and/or interest in contemporary art

  • Proficiency in Mac applications, Microsoft Office, and Adobe CS preferred

  • Basic office skills (filing, phones, data entry)

  • Ability to handle artwork

  • Personal experience working with social media

  • Commitment of 2-4 days per week


We are currently looking for summer interns to begin in September and remain through December 2019.

To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Natalia Nakazawa: Natalia@efanyc.org.

Please include the days you will be available to intern and your projected start date.


Short Term studios are offered at the discretion of the EFA Studio Program Director. Only a few spots become available during the year. Shares with members may also be available at times. Please fill out this form to submit an inquiry for either: http://www.studios-efanyc.org/short-term-member-inquiry-form. You will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if there is an opening. 

The EFA Studio Program, located on west 39th street in The Garment District, is close to Times Square & all subway lines, with 24-hour access and security on premises. All studios are private with individual climate control. Studios are for workspace only (not to be used as living space or for commercial enterprise). Short Term Membership terms are month to month. Studios range from approximately 200-440 sq ft and are of different sizes and configurations. 

Regular membership is available through a yearly juried application process. More information about the application is available here.