Summer job opportunities for 74 college students are now available through the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. Detailed descriptions, including contacts, for the internship positions are available at www.lacountyarts.org, click on “Internships.” Interested students are encouraged to apply immediately for these highly competitive, limited number of internships at arts organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Students apply directly to the organization offering the internship not the Arts Commission. Internships begin June 3, 2013.
Graduating seniors who complete their undergraduate degrees between May 1 – September 1, 2013 are eligible, as well as undergraduates. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2013 and be currently enrolled in a community college or a four-year university. Applicants must be a resident of and/or attending school in Los Angeles County. Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time.
The positions are for 10 weeks and pay $350 per week. Interns also take part in educational and arts networking activities generously funded by The Getty Foundation. Through the program, interns gain a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration and the role of the arts in a community and develop business skills that can be put to use in their future careers. Internship host organizations help mold and shape potential new arts leaders who may go on to hold positions on staffs, boards or as volunteers.
To support the internships, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, on behalf of the County, has given grants totaling $250,000 to 74 arts organizations throughout the region.
Organizations in the County’s Fourth Supervisorial District offering arts internships include:
- Culture Shock Los Angeles
- Grand Vision Foundation
- International City Theatre
- Long Beach Opera
- Norris Center for the Performing Arts
- Precision Dance
- Shakespeare by the Sea