Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Internship Program

The O'Keeffe Art and Leadership Program for Girls, founded in 1998, provides adolescent girls, 11-13 years, with opportunities for independent thinking, skill-building, problem solving and the development of their artistic talents. Areas of concentration include topics on identity, creativity and self-esteem. This interactive program seeks to create a support system for girls, utilizing art-making and women artist role models, particularly Georgia O'Keeffe, to promote girls' creative abilities. In 2008 the Art and Leadership Program received the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services designating it as one of the top fifteen youth development programs in the country.

Each summer the Kappa Delta Foundation funds two paid summer intern positions for collegiate women at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Art & Leadership Program for Girls in Santa Fe, N.M.

As a part of the internship, Kappa Deltas, along with museum staff, artists and additional interns, will lead the Art and Leadership Program, which offers an exciting opportunity to work in a creative, high-energy, and fun environment.

Through engaging activities, the program attendees learn to use the resources in their environment to create a vision for themselves and to work toward achieving their dreams.

“Personally, I gained a lot of confidence in my abilities to lead and teach. I challenged myself to try new and exciting things,” said Laura Nagala (Zeta Alpha-Texas Tech), 2013 summer intern. “Professionally, I learned a lot about teamwork and leadership, which are lessons that help in any professional situation. The flexibility you must have when working with kids really prepares you for life.”

For further details regarding the internship experience, click here. Applications will be available soon.

For more information about the O’Keeffe Art and Leadership Program for Girls, contact Shannon Bay, (Gamma Omicron-Wayne State) Art and Leadership Program Coordinator, at

For more information about the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Kappa Delta Foundation partnership, contact Katie Boyd, Foundation project coordinator, at

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