W139 is a special exhibition venue where we collaborate with artists on new presentations and public programmes. You are therefore close to the ‘fire’, which makes the internship fun and instructive, and you get to know many practices and meet many people.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a student who wants to gain work experience within the programme for 6 months, for 3 days a week, for which we can offer an internship allowance. We have no preference for fields of study. Previous interns have come from a variety of programmes: from communication studies, philosophy and philosophy to art academies. We find it valuable when you decide to gain knowledge in an art environment from a non-cultural study. We speak both English and Dutch within our team, with the artists and collaboration partners. It is important that you can express yourself well in both languages.

The focus of this internship will be on two programmes in the autumn that have a strong community element. With W139 hosts… we open up our space in September and October for projects by artists, designers, curators, mediators, collectives and local initiatives. Art Market (mid-November – mid-December) is a project by Farida Sedoc in which we create and discursive space and market environment to exchange about the “give and take” dynamics of the art economy, share knowledge and learn about ways of living under precarious conditions.

Within your internship period, you will collaborate on the communication aspects of exhibitions and events. There are often several campaigns running at the same time, so no two days are the same. We work in a small team in which you will cooperate and think on an equal footing. Your tasks are diverse: from writing texts and creating content for our social media channels to maintaining contact with external partners and thinking about printing and distribution of PR material.

A curious and eager-to-learn attitude is important to us, the internship will have more focus in consultation with you on the areas in which you would like to develop or explore. As an intern, we involve you in all processes and divide tasks and duties by mutual agreement. Your working hours will largely be determined by mutual agreement according to your availability and our programme. You may sometimes have to work evenings or be present at weekends.

W139 values diversity within its organisation. People with different backgrounds in study, origin or culture are expressly invited to apply.

The deadline is to send your CV and motivation letter is 1 July 2023.

Should you be interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to with the subject line “Communication Internship Application”.