Volunteers and Interns


Alwan accepts interns and volunteers year-round to support marketing, event management, fundraising, programming, and more. Alwan provides an exceptional opportunity to get hands-on experience on arts and cultural programming and learning the inner-workings of a not-for-profit organization. It is a great opportunity to grow professionally, intellectually and artistically. Alwan's interns are evaluated according to university/college requirements and receive accreditation upon succesful completion. 

Please contact us at info@alwanforthearts.org if you are interested in participating in Alwan's Intern & Volunteer Program.


Alwan is currently seeking interns for Film, Music and Communication & Development roles. 

Please send through a copy of your resume and cover letter, addressing the internship position relevant to your application to info@alwanforthearts.org 




The Alwan Program Assistant is an entry-level position with the primary role of supporting the Assistant Director (AD) and Curatorial Team (CT) in all aspects of programming related to the logistics, planning, promotion, and professional, efficient, and timely execution of Alwan’s events and cultural services. The PA will ensure Alwan’s facilities and inventory are maintained, equipped, and in a state of constant readiness for programming, and will coordinate and maintain the programming and services calendar. The PA will assist the AD in recruiting and overseeing volunteers and interns, and assist in other programmatic and organizational requirements, such as event reporting and documentation, and other administrative tasks, as appropriate.
This position will also particularly support the CT’s vigorous programming needs and demands with the assistance of curatorial interns, to ensure needs of guest artists and members of the community, and the logistics, planning, and execution of events are managed appropriately and met.


Education: Possession of an Associate or Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with coursework in any of the following: Fine Arts and/or Arts Administration, Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic, Music, Comparative Literature, Theater Studies, Film Studies. 

Required Experience: Minimum or equivalent of one-three years full-time professional or other experience in public or not-for-profit arts and culture programming and coordination, working with shared online platforms and calendars; and good working knowledge on the operation of AV and sound equipment (additional training on all responsibilities provided by Alwan) (additional experience may be substituted for education on year-to-year basis). Spoken Arabic is a must, reading and writing skills in Classical Arabic is a plus.

Preferred Experience: Knowledge in database software/management; project budgeting; advanced experience in AV and Sound systems; video-editing skills; basic business administration.


The Alwan Program Assistant (PA) is a results-oriented individual and an integral part of the Alwan staff team. This New York-based and full-time position reports to and supports the AD in operations and Alwan’s CT in programming, with the objective of advancing Alwan’s vision and mission through excellently executed programming and by consistently and professionally meeting programmatic needs and priorities. The PA is inspired by Alwan’s programmatic vision and institutional mission and is a high-performing team member, who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, and flexible environment, successfully manages multiple projects and tasks, large and small, on or before deadline for a variety of programmatic tracks, is detail-oriented and has excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary is commensurate to experience.

Please send CVs and Cover Letters to info@alwanforthearts.org


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