First American Art Magazine

First American Art Magazine seeks a highly motivated UVA undergraduate student for an internship in arts writing and publication in summer 2021.

First American Art Magazine (FAAM) is an independent quarterly print and digital journal covering art by Indigenous peoples of South and North America. Founded in 2013 and based in Norman, Oklahoma, FAAM connects the global art world with Indigenous communities and vice versa. We privilege Indigenous voices and model new ways to discuss Native arts, including visual, literary media, and performing arts. See more at

The UVA intern will work directly with the publishing editor. Virtual projects include indexing back issues of the magazine, researching upcoming Native art events for an ongoing print and digital calendar, and transforming press releases into online articles. If the intern is interested in writing, opportunities exist to write original blog posts and proofread. If the intern is interested in graphics, opportunities exist to work with our social media director to create posts. As an outcome of this placement, the intern will have developed a portfolio of projects that will serve in future career opportunities. This internship will be conducted entirely online.

ELIGIBILITY Applications are open to rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year UVA students from all fields of study with a demonstrated interest in arts writing and communications. Strong writing and communication skills are required. Interest in marketing, Native American studies, and journalism helpful. Applicants must be current UVA undergraduates in good academic standing (spring 2021 graduates are ineligible).

HOURS/STIPEND The internship is full time (300 hours over the summer) and conducted remotely. It is supported by a $3,500 Indigenous Arts Grant.

HOW TO APPLY Download the application form here. Send completed forms and supporting documentation (statement of interest, a current résumé, and your unofficial transcript) to Catherine Walden, Deadline is extended to May 7, 2021.