Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) Internship Position [unpaid]


Preferred Internship Application Deadline Preferred Internship Cycle
SPRING: December 1st SPRING: January 15th- April 30th
SUMMER: April 15th SUMMER: May 1st – August 31st
FALL: August 15th FALL: September 1st – December 15th


The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) Internship Program provides students with a bridge between studying media arts as a student and working in the media arts field as a professional, by providing hands-on experience within a well-established arts services organization. Interns gain insight into the inner workings of a non-profit arts services organization along with basic administrative skills useful in any professional position.

Interns at SWAMP are involved in:

  • Basic operations of arts management (data entry and office errands)
  • Community outreach
  • Social Media
  • Documentation (videography and photography)

Though internships are unpaid, an internship with SWAMP is valuable and fun. SWAMP prides itself on not only providing experience, but also creating a supportive environment where successful interns are rewarded and encouraged into roles beyond their time at SWAMP.


All currently enrolled, undergraduate students, junior or senior seeking college credit are eligible to apply for an internship. We seek out interns with the following qualities:

  • Able to submit written enrollment verification from their college or university confirming the student’s enrollment status. Student ID cards and/or phone calls are not sufficient documentation
  • Understand SWAMP’s mission
  • Eager to learn
  • Understand the many levels of responsibilities that come with a non-profit
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Have an interest in developing their experience into a professional path
  • Video and photo editing experience a major plus

Interns should be able to work between 15-20 hours a week. The exact schedule will be determined in advance with staff. Interns should be able to work a minimum of three months. Majority of hours are in the office during the week, but evening & weekend event support is also required.


Please complete our online application and send a resume outlining your educational background and past work experience along with a short video (1 minute or less) indicating why you chose to apply for an internship at SWAMP. Please make sure to include contact details for three references from professors or previous/present employers.

Submit all materials to: Internship Program Cybil Pallugna-Saenz, General Manager, at