BBAS’s Internship Program

Internship Program

BBAS offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in all of its program. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a nonprofit art institution and to work alongside some of the Indonesian and abroad most exciting contemporary artists and curators.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Intern candidates must possess a strong command of Indonesia or English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one division but have the opportunity to interact with all program on a regular basis. Our relatively small staff requires interns who are willing to do a substantial amount of administrative work while taking on more critical responsibilities for the institution’s operation.

All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full trimester with a schedule determined by the Intern Supervisor. BatuBelah Art Space requires interns to work a minimum of two full days per week (eight hours per day). It is the responsibility of applicants to retrieve information from their school concerning possible academic credit.


Applicants should apply to three of the following division (in order of preference):


The intern best suited for this division would be meticulous, able to coordinate large-scale organizational projects, and have a working knowledge of contemporary art and art history. Tasks include archiving, media management, and research, as well as administrative duties relevant to organizing exhibitions and public programs. Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw skills are required; familiarity with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign is also helpful.

artroom @ BBAS

ARTROOM is a production small company for small artworksbooks on contemporary art and culture located in Lepang, Klungkung. The internship at the BBAS location (ARTROOM @ BBAS) requires a two-day commitment (Monday and Thursday, 11am-6pm) and offers the possibility of additional projects at BBAS offices. The position holds potential for those interested in the production and marketing publishing field, as well as consideration for future work at other ARTROOM locations and offices. Knowledge of contemporary art and culture is required. Tasks include store maintenance, small business operations, and creative management.

Secretary’s Office

The intern will support the Secretary’s Office with administrative tasks. Responsibilities may include data entry, mailings and errands, assembling artist dossiers, and updating databases and communication logs. Knowledge of English and other language is a plus. Candidates with strengths in accounting, as well as graphic design, are highly desirable.

Development and Fundraising

This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the fundraising process, from cultivation to stewardship. This department requires interns who have experience with donors, grants, and other aspects of the nonprofit industry. Any interested applicant should be highly organized and have excellent writing and research skills.

Financial Management and Business Administration

This internship is a great opportunity to learn more about accounting in a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. This department requires interns who have an active interest in accounting and who are willing to invest energy into learning more about the accounting process. Responsibilities may include working with BBAS Finance Division for voucher submission and vendor creation; handling admission reports and human resource tastks; preparation and monitoring of the annual music series, WarmUp. Interested applicants should be meticulous and well-versed in the necessary software. Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required.

Installation and Building Operations

This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about installation, exhibition design, art handling, and institution registration. This department requires interns who are comfortable with manual labor and who are physically able to lift weight. Knowledge of power tools and a level of craftsmanship preferred.

Press and Public Relations

This internship requires a desire to learn more about public relations, marketing, media relations, and institution administration. Interested applicants should have excellent writing, organization, communication, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multitask and see projects through to completion. Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word skills are required. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is also helpful.

Public Programs

The Public Programs internship offers hands-on experience in event production and coordination. Interns will also be involved in the creation and execution of educational programs and tours, as well as gallery talks. This position may require working some weekends and occasional evenings. Audio-visual knowledge and Adobe Photoshop skills are desired but not required. Excellent writing skills are a must.


The Registrar needs interns who are organized, possess advanced computer skills, and are able to multitask. Interns will assist with conducting research for upcoming exhibitions, preparing objects for shipment and publications research and production, archiving and information management.

Visitor Services

The Manager of Visitor Services seeks applicants who are interested in learning more about creative ways in which an institution understands and engages its diverse audience. Applicants should be willing and ready to lean a great deal about BBAS’s history, exhibitions, and programs and enthusiastic about working with the public in a team setting.


Interns are required to attend field trips/lectures at nonprofit institutions and museums in the New York area that have been organized by the Internship Supervisor. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with special events, public programs, and exhibition openings. All interns may be required to assume guarding

Internship Schedule

Summer Cycle 2012

Application deadline: TBD

Duration: TBD

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Start/end dates are flexible and must be discussed with the Internship Supervisor in advance.

Application Form

Application form can download in other page or we will send by e-mail after the candidates sent proposal to our e-mail address (batubelah_artspace@yahoo.co.id)



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