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Americans for the Arts, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Americans for the Arts recognizes that on-the-job experience can play an important role in advancing the careers of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders. Likewise, we know that our organization benefits from the creativity and curiosity of students and professionals who join our ranks. Our internship program takes great care to offer opportunities that make the most of those mutual goals. We also hope to create relationships that last well beyond any single project or term. We welcome your application and look forward to learning more about your interests and aspirations.

The Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

Fall 2016 Internships – APPLY TODAY

Application Deadline: July 17th, 2016

Internship Information
Hours: 15-20 hours per week (part-time)
Start Date: September 12th, 2016
End Date: Week of December 2nd, 2016
Compensation: Paid, hourly
Location: DC and NYC offices (specific internship location noted in parentheses)
Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with intern supervisor after hire

Arts & Business Internships

  1. Private Sector Initiatives (NYC)

Government and Public Affairs Internships

  1. Arts Education (DC)
  2. Arts Action Fund (DC)

External Affairs Internships

  1. Development (DC)
  2. Leadership Alliances (DC)

Marketing and Research Internships

  1. Marketing & Communications (DC)

Operations Internships

  1. Meetings and Events (DC)
Future Internship Semesters
  • Spring Internships

    (Internship opportunities posted mid-October)
    10 weeks
    15-20 Hours per Week

  • Summer Internships

    (Internship opportunities posted mid-February)
    10 weeks
    30 Hours per Week


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