Internships & Volunteering


Schedule 1-2 days per week, Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm (hours vary and weekend hours may be needed during special events)


Fall Internships: August – December

Winter Internships: February – May

Summer Internships: May – August

Application deadline: Rolling

Application: complete application, resume, cover letter, and two references.

Compensation: unpaid/college credit

All college-level students will be considered if a faculty recommendation is included with the application materials. Candidates who are accepted into the internship program will work under the supervision of CPAC’s director and associated personnel.  Interns may earn credits toward classes offered at CPAC. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, participants will receive letters of recommendation on request.

To apply, please complete the application form here and email it with materials above to Christine Ann Verhoeven, Administrative Assistant, at

Please note that this is a competitive program and applying for a position DOES NOT guarantee you an internship.



One class at CPAC or the darkroom rental fee will be waived during the length of the internship.

At the completion of the internship, a free individual membership will be given.

Invited to attend lectures and events.


Education Intern

As an Education Intern, you will gain experience working in a small, established non-profit organization and exhibition/educational space. You will assist with making available to the public CPAC’s educational calendar and schedule of workshops, database management, registration, communication, and maintaining student records and information. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Education, Museum Education, and Library Studies.


You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Organize new student info, statistics on classes, and class attendance records
  • Assist with online class evaluation
  • Support during special events
  • Publish new classes to the website as needed
  • Setup AV equipment and classroom according to the instructors needs.
  • Monitor the gallery during open hours



Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented, with computer skills and an interest in taking on a responsible role in a fast-paced environment. Commitment to providing superior customer service is required. Knowledge of photography is preferred.

Social Media and Marketing Intern

The Social Media Intern will work with all departments and is responsible for posting new content and relevant links across multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Marketing and Public Relations.


You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Develop new approaches for our social media and communication efforts.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the CPAC website and database.
  • Assist with the creation and posting of new content; research and post relevant links.
  • Generate a weekly social media schedule that coordinates with email newsletters and upcoming events.
  • Archiving published press and marketing materials with coverage on CPAC programs and events
  • Distributing CPAC marketing materials in the community (museums, galleries, coffee shops, art stores, etc.)
  • You will assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution.


A strong understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative.


Collections Management Internship

Through the newly established Collections Management Internship, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) offers individuals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection, which contains a wide range of photography.

You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Projects involve copy-cataloging and creating records for non-book items and beginning to catalog books.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Add newly acquired books to library catalog, and adding call numbers
  • Archive publications and periodicals in the library



This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or in becoming a museum registrar.


Digital Lab Internship

CPAC is currently seeking candidates to assist in the Digital Lab space, a new digital imaging workspace that serves a diverse community of users including students and regional artists. It is the ideal hands-on-experience for any artist seeking a mastery of digital workflow and output and is interested in facilitating and enhancing the creative output of other artists.


You will have any or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Maintaining facilities including cleanliness of the lab facilities
  • Basic computer maintenance
  • Color calibrating display
  • Maintaining and logging inventory
  • Providing occasional orientation to new renters



Knowledge of digital photography Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, experience with film scanning, reflective scans, and digital output.



CPAC welcomes volunteers who are interested in becoming involved with the organization. According to qualifications, tasks might include any or all of the following:

  • Staffing the reception desk
  • Helping with installations
  • Providing information and interacting with visitors
  • Supporting routine office tasks
  • Assisting with pr and marketing
  • Maintaining facilities
  • Working with the Fine Print Collection
  • Preparation and design of marketing materials
  • Staffing receptions and special events
  • Interacting with artists
  • Taking initiative (required)


Previous experience working in galleries and educational programs is a plus, but at a minimum volunteers should have

  • Broad knowledge of photography
  • Familiarity with social networking programs
  • Basic computer literacy – Word, Excel, WordPress, Constant Contact, FaceBook
  • Good communications skills
  • Presentable appearance
  • A desire to contribute to CPAC and the visibility of contemporary photography in the Denver region.


CPAC is open from Tue – Fri, 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12-4 pm, plus special events and weekend workshops.

Volunteers work a minimum of one four-hour shift weekly but are encouraged to work additional hours as needed.

Accrued hours are eligible for free classes offered through the organization’s educational program of classes and workshops.

To apply, please complete the application form here and email it with a letter of interest to Christine Ann Verhoeven, Administrative Assistant, at


CPAC recognizes the following individuals for their years of dedicated service!   Thank you!

Barbara Pettibone – since Spring 2008
Nancy E. Myer – since Fall 2008