The NoHo Arts District dot com team LOVES the L.A. County Arts Commission’s summer internship program. Why? First of all, it helps our arts organizations in North Hollywood and also throughout Los Angeles County much-needed help. Secondly, the program gives invaluable and paid experience to our L.A. college students and an even more appreciate of all the hard work that goes into creating art. So we ask our readers to pass this on to college students and family and friends with college-age kids. You can do your part to help out college students and L.A.-based arts organizations. Internships must be filled by May 20!
So what is the L.A. County Arts Commission Internship Program?
The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students. Students are paid $420/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and presenting arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Interns also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Commission.
In 2000, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Internship Program to provide internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, literary and municipal arts organizations. This program is a companion program to the Getty Multicultural Internship Program which provides internships to museums and visual arts organizations.
The purpose of the County’s program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations and developing future arts leaders. Through this program, students develop a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, better understand the role of the arts in communities and develop “real life” business skills that can be put to use in their future careers.
These are “…the largest paid arts internship program in the United States, employing more than 230 undergraduate interns in arts organizations across LA County during the summer of 2016 alone.”
Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate (2- or 4-year) college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2016 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2016 in order to be eligible to participate. Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree are not eligible. Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time.
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