Aurora Internship Program
The Aurora Picture Show Internship Program provides students an opportunity to bridge the gap between studying media arts as a student and working in media arts field as a professional, by providing hands-on experience within a well-established media art organization. Interns gain insight into the national and international world of new media art, along with basic administrative skills useful in any professional position.
Interns at Aurora are involved in:
- Basic operations of arts management
- data entry
- office errands
- screening film submissions
- Community Outreach
- press outreach
- press clippings
- Special Events
- providing hospitality to filmmakers and artists
- screening operations
Though internships are unpaid*, an internship with Aurora is valuable and fun. Aurora prides itself on not only providing experience, but also creating a supportive environment where successful interns are rewarded and encouraged into roles beyond their time at Aurora. Past interns have made strong connections through our network of supporters, which have lead to employment.
Aurora also offers a higher-level Apprenticeship Program, which is in a project-specific area determined by the semester’s needs and applicant’s interest and education. Availabiliy of this apprenticeship positions and potential pay or stipends vary by semester. If a position is available, it will be posted in our Opportunities
section as well as shared on our website, newsletter and via social media.
All interested individuals are eligible to apply for an internship. We seek out interns with the following qualities:
- Understand the Aurora mission and objectives
- Eager to learn
- Understand the many levels of responsibilities that come with a non-profit
- Strong organizational skills
- Have an interest in developing their experience into a professional path
- Some positions may require college, graduate training or professional experience
Though we accept applications year-round, we prefer the following cycles:
Internship Preferred Application Deadline
SPRING: December 1st
SUMMER: April 15th
FALL: August 15th
Preferred Internship Cycle
SPRING: January 15th- April 30th
SUMMER: May 1st – August 31st
FALL: September 1st – December 15th
Interns should be able to work a minimum of 12 hours a week. The exact schedule will be determined in advance with staff. Interns should be able to work a minimum of three months. Majority of hours are in the office during the week, but weekend event support is also required.
Apprentice schedules are a little more flexible depending on the needs of that year. Apprentice cycles will vary by year.
How to Apply
Please download and complete our application. Attach a resume outlining your educational background and past work experience along with a short essay or cover letter indicating why you chose to apply for an internship at Aurora. Also, per the application, please make sure to include contact details for two references from professors or previous/present employers. Please send all materials together in one envelope.
Submit all materials to:
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098
No email applications please
If you have any questions about the internship or application process, please email us
* mileage is reimbursed for the unpaid internship if your car is required for errands