Internship + Externship Program

You can build a state-of-the-art career, today.

While art school provides a strong educational foundation for a career in the arts, Mural Mural On The Wall believes you need to develop real-world skills to be successful. Our art company will prepare you for your unique artistic course study but there are also other opportunities in gaming, advertising, film, and publishing. As an intern, we’ll cultivate your talent as you learn from accomplished professionals, curating shows, planning events, handling operations, and designing materials. To get an internship, it won’t hurt to have a stellar portfolio, working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and strong organizational skills.
Internships are not just for college students anymore. Interning in high school can be a fantastic way to get some real world experience before your higher eduction. Many students in high school are using our program as a strategy to help decide their major, bolster their college applications and gain experience to better prepare themselves to land their next internship after they have additional collegiate knowledge under their belts.

Mural Mural On The Wall believes in providing artists of all backgrounds with a hands-on art experience committed to reimagining ways to pursue a full-time career as an independent artist. You may already have skills that can add value to the employer. For example, we might need a tech-savvy student to help with our social media presence, perform market research or much more. As the educational field evolves, combined with today’s technological advances, our organization has learned new strategies and has developed an in-depth model for working in the K-12 classroom and beyond.

MMOTW Externship Program
Another option is an externship, which is generally shorter than an internship. Externships provide brief experiential learning opportunities for students, typically consisting of a day to a few weeks.Externships are sometimes referred to as job shadowing. They allow students to gain insight and knowledge in a career field of interest. Students may then determine whether the job’s day-to-day activities and responsibilities are a good fit for their skills and interests.

If you’d like to test-drive the idea of an internship program, you may want to start with a brief externship. Students who enjoy the externship may become future interns or even future hires.

We offer exciting spring and summer internships, as well as fall and winter externships that provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of mixed media art and audio/visual services. Interns are given an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems by working in challenging and team-oriented engagements with employees across the organization.

Our spring and summer internship program runs from early April to mid-August and interns work up to 40 hours per week at a competitive hourly rate. Our fall and winter externship runs from mid-October to late-January. All internships and externships are located in the Colorado and Washington, DC area.

Hundreds of Opportunities Just For You.
Internships typically run the duration of an academic quarter or semester, or over a summer or winter break. Summer internships are typically the most popular because students have less academic requirements and more availability – which also means this is our most requested position. Please be aware we can not alter our schedule based on your graduation.

Internship programs are also classified by industry; this usually corresponds with the interns’ majors. While there are obviously hundreds of possibilities, some of the most common include marketing internships, advertising internships, finance internships, fine or performing arts internships, legal internships, technology internships, PR internships, and publishing internships.

Credit verses No-Credit Internships.
‘For-credit internships’ and ‘not-for-credit internships’ is another type of categorization, as it’s a common misconception that internships are always in exchange for college or university credit.

In actuality, internships can be part of academic coursework; however, they can also be part of an individual’s extracurricular plan to gain experience. When an internship is performed in exchange for college credit, the assigning of credit is strictly between the student and his or her school.

To be worthy of college credit, an internship must be strongly related to an academic discipline. Interns may be required by their university to keep a journal, write an essay, or complete a presentation to demonstrate what they learned from the internship.

Paid verses Unpaid Internships.
If you prefer an unpaid internship, you will be limited in the amount and type of work that you can be assigned to. The primary beneficiary of an unpaid internship is the intern, and the intern’s work cannot replace the work of an employee.

And given the choice between a paid or unpaid internship, it’s not surprising that most interns would choose the former. They’re also more likely to recommend your internship program to future interns if they are compensated.

For an intern to be unpaid, the following criteria must be met:

The intern and employer clearly understand that there is no expectation of compensation.
A job is not guaranteed at the end of the internship.
The intern is the “primary beneficiary” of the relationship: The internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments and provides beneficial learning opportunities.
The intern’s work does not replace the work of paid employees.

If the intern meets the definition of an employee, he or she is legally entitled to payment.

Success starts here.

The key component in a successful internship is to build from the structure itself. Our comprehensive internship program for college students will include information on learning objectives and goals, daily responsibilities, short- and long-term projects, supervisor assignments, evaluation procedures, policies and expectations, and art restoration and preservation, to name the basics…


Practical, hands-on experience with a well-respected art company.

First-hand knowledge of commercial art while working on interesting and challenging projects.

Students of all ages & abilities to develop skills, knowledge, and appreciation of the arts.

Facilitate opportunities for teachers of the arts to expand their skills and knowledge.

Facilitate opportunities for teachers of non-arts subjects to learn how to strengthen teaching and learning across the curriculum through art integration techniques.

Opportunity to build your career and professional network and to learn more about MMOTW

Build solid verbal and written communication skills, with ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Equality Matters!

Mural Mural On The Wall is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

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If you’re ready to paint a picture of success, start your art internship today!

Director & Curator | STACE
Associate Director | Shari Foster
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