Curatorial Support & Research

For this internship position you already need to have substantial knowledge about contemporary art, digital culture, developments in media and technology, and the topics IMPAKT is addressing. To qualify for this position you need to be an ambitious and self-motivated student. If you see art as your future profession but also have it as your favorite pastime, and if you visit contemprary art exhibitions or festivals dealing with art and technology on a regular basis, you might be qualified for this position.

IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] creates its yearly programme and the festival programme making use of both internal and external curators. As an intern focusing on Curatorial Support & Research, you will directly assist the curators in their work and support the development and research into new programmes and formats. 

Your core tasks will include supporting the development of new programmes, researching the content, preparing the programmes for production and assisting with researching funding opportunities. Additionally, this position also includes curating a Channel programme consisting of works from the IMPAKT Archive. Other curatorial work can be discussed but should be seen as addition to the main assisting activities.

The intern supports the research for specific partner institutions to collaborate with and for special funds that can support programmes aimed at diversity and at the participation of artists from specific regions or with specific backgrounds.

The intern also supports the PR and Marketing with the development and execution of programmes, campaigns and activities that bring the IMPAKT programme to a wider, more varied and diverse audience, and that reaches out to specific target groups.

This position allows the intern to be directly involved in the research and development process of new programmes and projects within IMPAKT, and offers a great chance for interns to develop their curatorial experience and vision. Most of the work consists of assisting the artistic director, the festival curators and the other curators IMPAKT works with.

In turn, we expect an intern focusing on this internship to have a certain amount of knowledge and ideally experience within the field. We require a motivated and skilled person with a solid knowledge of new media, digital culture and the issues that are central to IMPAKT’s mission and focus. Academic working level is required but needs to be combined with a hands on no-nonsense attitude. 

IMPAKT considers their interns a vital and important part of the team, therefore we expect our interns to be able to enthusiastically and independently be able to work on their tasks, that are able to look ahead and are assertive in their work. In turn, we provide a diverse and exciting internship where you are fully integrated in the team and are able to receive solid guidance to make your internship a great addition to your CV and a great way to gain experience working in the cultural field.


We offer:

> A chance to gain experience with curating and to build your own network and skillset

> A chance to curate your own programme consisting of historical and contemporary artworks

> A chance to work closely with curators and artists

> A diverse internship with many different facets and a lot of responsibility

> An inspiring workplace with a dynamic and enthusiastic team


Required skills:

> Excellent communicative skills in English

> (Extensive) Knowledge of the contemporary (media) art field 

> An academic working level

> An independent and active working attitude

> You are motivated, eager and willing to expand your capacities

> Flexibility and the ability to handle stress and fast-changing situations well

> You want to get the most out of yourself and the organisation


Work hours:

24-32 hours per week (3-4 days), for at least three months, preferably longer


If you have any questions regarding this internship, please send an email to our internship coordinator at

If you wish to apply for this internship, please fill in the questionnaire.

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