The Arts Commission internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to
broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit arts organization. The Arts Commission offers experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals. It is important that candidates possess flexibility and adaptability and should be able to switch gears in various high-stress situations and apply him or herself quickly while maintaining a can do attitude.
There are three application deadlines and selection periods per year. Internships require a minimum commitment of fourteen hours per week for three months, during which time interns may complete a number of exclusive projects as well as daily assignments. Interns also participate in staff meetings, special events, and various programs.
Internship Terms: Application Deadline:
2016 Spring Term
January 4 - April 29 November 23, 2016
plus one transition day the week
of May 2, 2017 to train incoming intern
2017 Summer Term
May 2 - August 26 March 22, 2017
2017 Fall Term
August 22 - December 16 July 30, 2017
plus one transition day the week
of January 9, 2017 to train incoming intern
Days and Hours
Interns must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for 20 weeks unless it is otherwise indicated. The exact schedule will be determined with the supervising coordinator. Interns must be able to commit to a full term.
All interested individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to apply for an internship. Qualifications vary for each intern position and some positions may require college or graduate training and/or professional experience. In order to increase diversity in professions related to creative industries and the arts, The Arts Commission seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants. When making your arrangements, please keep in mind that internships are unpaid.
Interns must submit an intern application form along with two letters of recommendation from professors and/or previous employers, a resume and a cover letter. Once your file is complete, please do not call The Arts Commission to check on the status of your application. Only those applicants whom the departments are interested in interviewing will be contacted. The Department Supervisor will notify selected interns of acceptance at least two weeks before the start of each cycle.Internships are available in the following museum departments:
Internships are available in the following areas:
Programming & Volunteer Management
This internship is for anyone interested in learning more about the public programs that go on through The Arts Commission such as Young Artists at Work (YAAW), Art Loop and The Mix. Additionally, this role will include assistance with volunteer coordination for programs and events. Interns work closely with both The Arts Commission Programs Coordinator and Event & Volunteer Management Coordinator. Interns will attend meetings, assist with organizing program logistics and fulfill some administrative needs. Candidates should be well organized, able to work in a team, have a strong interest in community-based programs and special events, and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Experience with Microsoft Office and Google systems necessary.
Social Media, Marketing & Communications
This internship is meant to help with the overall messaging and communications for The Arts Commission. The Arts Commission does nearly all of its own promotions and marketing, so this position will allows interns to gain experience in e-communications, social media research and growth, copyediting, and consistent branding. Ideal candidates should be experienced with social media and digital composing, have an excellent understanding of grammar, Google systems, and be able to manage deadlines. We are seeking innovative and curious individuals to fully immerse themselves in events and programs. This position offers both on and off-site work and flexible scheduling.
This internship is an opportunity for individuals to build administrative, project management and education-related skills sets through their assistance in the planning, organizing and logistical execution of the Young Artists at Work program and the Art in Public Places program. Interns will perform general departmental duties, such as preparation of communication and educational materials, research, correspondence, and scheduling. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail plus a familiarity with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop. The intern should also be comfortable interacting with the public. Candidates should have research experience. Preference will be given to those candidate who also have previously worked or led high school age youth.
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