Production and Editorial Assistant

Art and Design
1 Jul, 2022 to 30 Jun, 2023
17 May, 2022

General information

9 months

a ilha is a nonprofit cultural organization whose members are deeply engaged in the discussion and promotion of all sorts of contemporary art practices, with special interest in photography and books.

a ilha is located in Anjos, one of Lisbon’s most central areas. Inside our premises we are currently hosting four inter-disciplinary projects: an exhibition space, a bookshop and publishing house with a focus on photography, a printing lab and a shared studio space where a few individuals and companies connected to the world of design and photography share their headquarters. Every year we host local and international artists and organize exhibitions, talks, workshops and artistic residencies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern who would like to work with us for a period of at least 9 months, up to 1 year. With a few new book releases coming up and some news exhibitions and residencies programmed for 2022 and 2023, we need someone who has particular interest or background in one or more of the following areas: Photography, Contemporary Art, Curatorial Studies or Design.

We are a very small team, meaning that the internship program will allow the student to learn up close how a small bookshop, publishing house and cultural space is runned. The tasks will involve setting up exhibitions, production, technical assistance, coordination of the upcoming events, communication with the artists, managing the social media, press release and media communication, website management and customer service. The intern may also be asked to participate in external events, such as international Photobook Fairs.

We can offer the possibility to gain experience on how to run a voluntary-based art publishing house and exhibition space, increase knowledge on fundraising and curatorial skills and develop a social network in the portuguese cultural scene. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in an academic program that will allow them to receive funding from Erasmus + programs.

To apply for this internship please send us a CV along with a brief cover letter describing why you would be a good addition to the team and what drew you to our institution.


No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
English: Proficient User C1
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