You're not going to be a baller the very first day.

Remember that people who have succeeded in the industry logged in their hours. You should expect to do the same. According to Kelli Montgomery, Executive Director of the Austin Visual Arts Association, "From my experience, the best art interns are the ones who are willing to do whatever needs to be done, not just what they want to do," she told us via email. "Many interns come in with the idea that they should be in a leadership role right away. To get there though, future arts leaders have to understand every aspect of the job. Nothing in the process is menial. Every detail is important."