Sound Transit Art Intern – Summer 2022

Internship Description

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Sound Transit has an exciting paid Art internship available for the summer of 2022! This is a great opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who want to observe and participate in real world application of their current field of study. This opportunity will allow the intern to gain valuable experience within the Design, Engineering and Construction Management (DECM) department under our Architecture and Art division.



The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) utilizes 1 percent of construction budgets, as identified in each voter-approved capital initiative, to bring a human scale and thoughtful detail into the large transportation infrastructure that Sound Transit builds. Sound Transit’s Art Program touches all facets of Sound Transit’s facilities throughout the Puget Sound region – Link, Sounder, ST Express, and Tacoma Link. The STart intern will have an opportunity to be a part of the team that enhances the passenger experience.



The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.



  • Work with the entire STart team with a focus on the operations side of the program.
  • The internship will involve field work as well as office work.
  •  The internship will entail the development of work plans for Artwork Maintenance projects and will run from inception to completion of those projects.



  • Assist with the development of Scopes of Work for Art Maintenance Projects.
  • Assist in the assessment and development of work plans on Art Maintenance Projects.
  • Aid with the transition documentation of Artworks from maintenance project to Collection Management.
  • Assist with field work over the Project’s duration.



Applicants must be a current college student in good academic standing, enrolled in an accredited associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree program in Art, Art History, Arts Administration or Project Management, or relevant two-year certificate.


  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience with archival practices, including cataloging and records management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary art practices and interest in Public Art.



  • Ability to work autonomously within a team environment.
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and work collaboratively.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to draft succinct business correspondence.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of database principles and software.

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