The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of arts professionals. We seek interns who are organized, creative and motivated to gain insight and experience into how a contemporary arts center operates. Internships are generally unpaid, but offer the opportunity to build professional skills and relationships with experienced mentors.

Although most GRACE internships occur during the summer, GRACE staff will consider scheduling internships at other periods during the year.


Each summer GRACE requires assistance with our summer camp program, particularly for those sessions serving younger students. High school and college interns are welcome to volunteer as camp assistants for one session or multiple sessions. To intern at Summer Art Camp, please complete the Camp Intern Application and email it to Sarah Berenz at

Questions? Please contact Sarah Berenz at 703-471-9242 or


GRACE offers internships in for both undergraduate and graduate students. Possible focuses include Exhibitions/Gallery Management, Development, and Education. Internships for college credit are welcomed. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining internship to Sarah Berenz.


Sign up to volunteer at the Sunday Art in the Park series with the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), in partnership with the Reston Community Center! Volunteers will assist visitors in free, drop-in art-making activities from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Your efforts are key in helping the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) provide art enrichment to our community all year long. Volunteers are eligible for community service credit hours. Middle school volunteers are welcome with a guardian.

  • July 7: Spill the Tea: T-Shirt Designs: Join GRACE as we spill the tea on our new exhibition, Overlooked (opens July 13)! We will make custom designs inspired by artworks and themes in the exhibition and print them on a t-shirt (BYOT-shirt) to take home! 
  • July 14: Passion Posters inspired by Overlooked: Join GRACE as we gather inspiration from the artists and art-activists in the exhibition, Overlooked. We will create one-of-a-kind posters telling the world what you are passionate about! Whether it’s housing for all or ice cream for breakfast, we’ll help you come up with a slogan that packs a punch, then design and create your powerful passion poster!
  • July 21: Custom Cards inspired by Overlooked: Have you ever needed a card that didn’t fit into the department store categories of birthday or congrats? Join GRACE as we gather inspiration from the group exhibition Overlooked, featuring the work of artists who are seeking to bring awareness to issues that are often unnoticed, ignored, or otherwise not part of “polite conversation”. Try your hand at using different colors, tools, and layering techniques to make a one-of-a-kind cards that come from the heart.
  • July 28: Our Beautiful Selves! A Portrait Project To Celebrate Individuality:  Take a tour of the exhibition Overlooked and notice how the work brings much needed attention to people who often go unrecognized, whether that’s because of their body type or their social status. Let’s join these artists and change the narrative! Make yourself visible by celebrating yourself and each other with a portrait activity out in Town Square Park!

Questions or ready to sign up? Please contact Sarah Berenz at 703-471-9242 or