Join the Open Studio Project Community!

We are always looking to expand our Open Studio Project community with volunteers, interns, and work-study students. Our busiest time of the year is all year long, allowing there to be unique opportunities throughout the year for either short term or long term projects. We are looking for progressive, independent workers that enjoy seeing projects from start to finish who want to work-study, intern, or volunteer for a nonprofit art studio.

We are able to host volunteers that are high school ages to senior, general or art therapy interns, and work-study students.

Volunteer for a Nonprofit Art Studio Addressing Social Issues


volunteer for a nonprofit art studioVolunteers are a vital part of any nonprofit. Our volunteers are given the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of the organization, ensuring that they are given the most for their time with OSP. We have flexible hours that can be customized to suit your needs.

Generally, any office and studio weekly opportunities will be between the hours of 10:00AM-3:00PM Tuesday-Thursday. There are weekend opportunities available periodically.

For upcoming opportunities to volunteer at a nonprofit art studio, please contact info@openstudioproject.org

Sample Volunteer Duties:

  • Studio Organization and Maintenance
  • Office Organization
  • Flier Hang
  • Letter Stuffing
  • Data Collection and Monitoring
  • Fundraising Assistance
  • Research
  • Special Events Assistance
  • General Marketing
  • Outreach Assistance

We are able to provide volunteer opportunities for those seeking community service hours.


Internship as a Member of the Open Studio Project Team


Internship opportunities are available on a semester and year-long basis. You will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with our staff, board, and facilitators as you take part in our programs, development, and management.

We will work with you to build your schedule and place you in areas that are of most interest to you. We believe in providing a fun and stimulating environment where strengths are realized but challenges are also presented.

As part of our team, you will be able to attend classes and workshops to fully understand what the Open Studio Project and Process are about. You will be given the opportunity to design and lead projects and allowed the independence to truly see your projects from start to finish. We are able to offer school-mandated supervision meetings if needed, as well.

Sample Intern Duties:

  • Database Organization and Maintenance
  • Studio Design
  • Position within Committees
  • Workshop Assistance
  • Gallery Maintenance, Including Show Hang
  • Fundraising Planning
  • Marketing Planning
  • Various Design Projects
  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Management

We can host both general and art therapy internships depending on your needs.

Please note: At this time, much of the needed work is in-person. While there may be opportunities for virtual work, it may be requested of you to appear in-person at our various locations in Evanston and Chicago. 

Please contact:

General Internships: info@openstudioproject.org

Art Therapy Internships: sarah@openstudioproject.org

Work-Study at a High-Energy Nonprofit Art Studio

Open Studio Project has partnered with Northwestern University to provide work-study opportunities within our office and studio. This is a perfect opportunity to work closely with a functioning, high-energy 501(c)3 nonprofit. We accept students on a trimester, seasonal, or year-long basis.

We will be able to customize your experience with OSP to best suit your goals. We will work with you to build your schedule and ensure both your needs and ours will be met.

Please contact your advisor to begin this process.

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