Apply now! East of Borneo Publications Intern – Summer 2021

Date Published: April 14, 2021

East of Borneo is seeking an undergraduate Publications Intern for Summer 2021!

For a ten-week period from June – August 2021, the Publications Intern will support the editorial activities of East of Borneo, working remotely as part of a small editorial team with expertise in art writing and independent publishing. The internship will provide valuable training in online publishing, editing, and research, as well as the opportunity to assist with all aspects of East of Borneo’s operations, including copyediting and preparing texts for publication, communicating with contributors and subscribers, supporting archive research, managing social media accounts, and helping plan and organize remote programs and events.

East of Borneo is an online magazine of contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles. We publish new essays and interviews alongside a multimedia archive of images, videos, texts, and sounds added by our community. East of Borneo Books sees the extension of our mission into print. The training provided for this position will appeal to students interested in independent publishing, writing, and contemporary art, and particularly in the application of current technologies to transform the format and interactivity of arts scholarship.


  • Upload and publish articles to website using a custom CMS;
  • Assist with image sourcing, rights, and clearances, and prepare images using Adobe Photoshop;
  • Utilize in-house style sheet to copyedit and proofread articles for publication;
  • Assist with archival research and collections development;
  • Attend weekly editorial meetings via Zoom;
  • Help plan and organize Zoom programming and other remote events;
  • Support magazine outreach and promotion; and
  • Curate and manage East of Borneo social media accounts.


  • Applicants must be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students who graduated after April 1, 2021 are also eligible.
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Students with DACA status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

This is a full-time, paid remote opportunity made possible by the Getty Foundation. More info about their Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program here.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Adriana Widdoes at Please include “Publications Intern 2021” in the subject line. Applications due by Wednesday, April 28!