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The Rubin Center is a dynamic training ground for future arts professionals. UTEP students actively participate in organizing, mounting, marketing, and educating audiences about exhibitions, assuring that the galleries are intellectually and visually stimulating places to visit. Our campus is a uniquely bilingual and bicultural environment, and students bring their unique talents and diverse perspectives to our exhibitions, programming, education and outreach.

Paid Professional Internships

At the heart of the Rubin Center’s work is a team of talented undergraduate interns who are in paid professional positions that complement their studies across disciplines and prepare them for future careers in the arts and beyond. On average the Rubin Center employs between 6-8 UTEP undergraduates in part-time internships in areas as diverse as graphic design, visitors’ services, educational outreach, curatorial support, marketing and social media, video production and image management. Students work under professional staff mentors in collaborative teams and have the opportunity to engage with visiting artists, participate in professional training and development, and create resumes and portfolios that make them competitive for employment and advanced degree programs upon graduation. To learn more about our current interns please visit.

Museum Studies Minor

Students in the Museum Studies minor participate in the Rubin Center through academic internships, gallery visits and hands-on workshops with visiting artists and campus museum professionals. The Museum Studies minor combines recent theory in the field with hands on experience in interdisciplinary museums, and prepares students in all aspects of organizing, mounting, marketing, and relating to audiences about exhibitions. You can learn more about the Museum Studies Minor here.

UTEP Department of Art

The Rubin Center collaborates closely with the UTEP Department of Art, providing opportunities for students to collaborate with visiting artists and arts professionals from around the globe through workshops, lectures, volunteer opportunities and installation experiences. Student also participate in our educational programming as volunteers our Family Days, Teen program and K-12 outreach for educators and young artists. Each year the Rubin Center opens its galleries for the Annual UTEP Juried Student Art Exhibition, and we host a Biennial UTEP Faculty Exhibition every two years showcasing work from Department of Art Faculty. You can learn more about the UTEP Department of Art here.

For more information about any of these programs, please email us at rubincenter@utep.edu