Career Services

At PAFA, the goal is to help students develop the skills necessary to advance their careers—in whatever direction they choose. 

Students should connect with the Career Services Office early in their education by attending a workshop or meeting with Career Services staff at to begin working on identifying career goals, developing a resume, and interviewing skills. More detailed Career Services resources can be found here.

  • Help with resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • One-on-one interviews.
  • Assistance with internships and job search strategies.

Professional Development Opportunities

dufala brothers career talk


Workshop offerings include resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn, and more. These include sessions on framing and matting, panel discussions with intellectual property attorneys, insights from tax accountants, and roundtables with artists exhibiting in alternative spaces.

View PAFA's Spring Semester Career Services Workshops


student docents in the museum


An internship can offer a window into the workings of a gallery, auction house, museum, film/television production company, art center, publishing house, and more. In addition to pursuing internships at outside organizations, PAFA students have access to a world-class museum to explore curating, museum education and development, conservation, and digital archiving—all without leaving campus.

Past student internships have included:

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Barnes Foundation
  • The Penn Museum
  • The Mutter Museum
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • The Print Center
  • Woodmere Art Museum
  • The Clay Studio
  • Taller Puertorriqueño
  • Freeman’s Auction House
  • William Way LGBT Community Center
  • Kate's Place
  • Little Berlin
  • NextFab
  • Philadelphia Sculptors
  • Portside Art Center


  • Main Line Art Center
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts
  • Project Home
  • Cerulean Arts
  • Larry Becker Contemporary Art
  • Schmidt Dean Gallery
  • Seraphin Gallery
  • Twelve Gates Art
  • American Poetry Review
  • Freeman’s Auction House
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
  • Inliquid
  • Print Center
  • RAIR
  • Slought Foundation

Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

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