ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts, invites female college seniors, graduate students, or recently graduated students from your institution to apply for our Summer Mentored Internship for Diversity in the Visual Arts Professions for the summer of 2012.

The program was created to introduce emerging women professionals to the range of opportunities available to them and is intended to support women from racial and ethnic backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, interns have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities. Each selected intern receives a $3000 stipend for eight weeks of work and will be responsible for securing their own housing during the internship.

ArtTable aims to host up to five interns in the summer of 2012. To be eligible, applicants must: be female students who are college seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students; be from an ethnic, racial, or cultural background that is underrepresented in the field; be a US resident or have permanent residence status; and be seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions. Check it out here:

Previous internship sites include: Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Creative Time, New York, NY; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA; National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA; among others.

The deadline for students to submit applications is February 10, 2012.