Development Programme


What is the BEF Internship Programme?

Interns will have the opportunity to learn how an art foundation works by working on BEF projects alongside renowned artists and curators. BEF accepts applications for internships, for which students gain academic credit. Getting involved with BEF is an excellent way for students to learn about art, and about the people, organizations and agencies that play a role in shaping the art world. BEF works closely with local and international government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other academic institutions that may be relevant to the future career interests of students.

Student Eligibility
BEF accepts applications for internships only for undergraduate. Students are not required to be only students of Fine and Applied art or prior experience in an art foundation, but preference is given to students in that line of career. Applications are welcome from all students who are interested in learning about the foundation and art.

Duties and Requirements
BEF internship duties include, but are not limited to:
Exhibitions and Events – Interns will promote, prepare, support, attend, and staff all programmed BEF exhibitions, events and conferences.

News Gathering – Interns will gather and summarize news articles for the New Awakening magazine and the foundation's newsletters.

  • General Office Support – Interns will provide general office support by performing clerical duties, managing the contacts database, preparing correspondences, etc.

  • Training – Interns will attend at least three Instructional Design and Training sessions, including Corel draw and one graphic design program.

  • Book Summary and Discussion – Interns will read a book on the life of Ben Enwonwu, write a 2 page summary of the book and key points, and discuss the book with staff.

  • Interview – Interns will identify a prominent scholar, artist, activist, or stakeholder to interview. Interns will coordinate, record, and transcribe the interview. The transcript of the interview will be put online and interns will also make a presentation on the interview to the staff.

  • Data Collection – Interns will collect, organize, store, and present data relevant to BEF's main projects: Omenka Museum, library, art school and the newsletter.

  • Final Presentation – Interns will make a final presentation on their BEF internship experience, highlighting the topics and themes that they learned about over the course of the semester. Application Requirement: All the items listed below can be forwarded through email or by post.

  • Application Form - download the form here:
    Application in PDF
    Essay-250 words maximum, stating your interest in the work of BEF, your objectives for and expectations of a BEF internship and these apply to your career goal.
    Two recommendation letters, at least one of which must be from an art lecturer.

    Send applications to:
    The Ben Enwonwu Foundation
    24 Ikoyi (Modupe Alakija) Crescent
    Ikoyi, Lagos
    Phone: +234 802 362 3526