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About Asian American Arts Centre

Founded in 1974, the Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) encourages and preserves Asian American culture through artistic creativity.  AAAC promotes its mission by mounting exhibitions that showcase a union of contemporary American and Asian art.  It also maintains one of the largest slide and research archives in the country on Asian American artists from 1945 to present, organizes community outreach programs and produces catalogs and Artspiral, a webzine on the arts.

Interns at the Asian American Arts Centre learn the basics of running a nonprofit arts organization.  They work on everything, from answering phones and organizing exhibitions to writing up grant proposals.  Interns also have the opportunity to work in the AAAC’s archives, assist in ongoing art history research, help produce the Artspiral webzine and prepare materials to be posted on the website.


Varies by position.  Many are open to high school and college students and graduates.

Asian American Arts Centre

Robert Lee, Executive Director
Asian American Arts Centre
Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


New York, NY