Work-study positions

Work-study positions such as art gallery assistants, slide room assistants, or studio (drawing, digital printmaking, sculpture, painting, photography) assistants are available for qualified students. Ask any of the Art Department faculty for more information.


career development

The Office of Personal & Career Development on campus is an invaluable resource for students of all majors, offering free mock interviews and resume reviews by appointment. Contact The OPCD to set up your visit.


apply for funding

Garnering work experience across the undergraduate years can prove vital to setting up job opportunities for the future. We understand that most creative industry internships aren't paid work experience, and therefore recommend the F.M. Kirby Access & Opportunity Endowment Fund as an option for students seeking additional funding.

Click here to learn more about the Kirby Fund.

A variety of additional funding resources can be found on the WFU Humanities Institute page. Click here to explore these opportunities and find what’s right for you. We strongly recommend the ‘Undergraduate Student Stipends for Participation in International Conferences/Activities’ which allowed previous creative students to attend events such as documenta14 in Kassel, Germany and Art Basel in Switzerland.



Scholarships for art students

There are multiple scholarship opportunities for art students of all ages. Click on a scholarship title to learn the program's history and how to apply.


Art History

Lynne Johnson Travel Award


Studio ArT

Eleanor Layfield Davis Art Scholarship

Reifler Family Scholarship

Ted & Nancy Meredith Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Art



Additional Opportunities & Internships

START Gallery Fellowship

The START Gallery is managed by a recent graduate of Wake Forest University as part of the Wake Forest Fellows Program. The manager assumes a year-long position as a Wake Forest Fellow and as a full-time staff member of the University.

Student Union Art Acquisitions Committee 'Buying Trip'

Every four years, a select group of students travel to New York on behalf of WFU to acquire contemporary artworks for the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. The next SUAAC 'Buying Trip' will take place in the Spring of 2021. Click here to read about the 2017 installment.



Remote Internship (Work from anywhere) - DeacLink Internship Program

Winston-Salem Internship - Reynolda House Museum of American Art

London Internship - Study Abroad WFU x QMU London