Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration
Stanford Art’s Summer Internship Program provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management. Internships give students an opportunity to step outside the classroom and build a set of skills applicable in their careers as artists, administrators, and future leaders.
Internships generally last approximately nine weeks and are full-time positions of at least 35 hours per week. Students will receive a $4,500 stipend for the summer, plus financial aid if needed up to $6,100. Internships are open to current Stanford undergraduates. Graduating seniors ARE eligible to apply.
The internships with arts non-profits are some of more than 450 Cardinal Quarter opportunities through which Stanford students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support.
If you need a disability-related accommodation and/or need to receive any internship information/application in alternate format, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at, at phone: (650) 725-0326 or email: email@example.com.
If you have any other questions about the program, contact Miranda Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 725-0054.
December 2017—Stanford Arts launches the Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration for Summer 2018.
January 2017— Info-session- a time to ask your questions about the application and program!
February 7, 2018—Application deadline. Stanford Arts begins application review process
March 2018—Top candidates are sent on to the organization and applicants find out if they have been moved ahead, waitlisted, or have not been selected
April 2018—Ideally, organization makes final decision, inform Stanford Arts , which then informs students by April 1st. This date is subject to the partner organization’s internal decision-making timeline.
Congratulations on your internship! At this time, however, the Arts Institute is only able to provide funding for internships that we have pre-arranged and that are administered through our program. Depending on your department, there may be some funding available for an unpaid internship. You might also consider looking into the different grants offered by the VPUE to see if any of them would be a good fit.
You may apply for up to two internships by submitting separate applications in our SlideRoom application portal. (We do this to ensure that students are intentional in their selection process and provide thoughtful applications.) Please submit your first application to “Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration 2017” on the portal homepage. You will be given a link within the application form for your second application.
No, letters of recommendation are not required, though we do request that you provide the contact information for one professor or previous supervisor who has agreed to act as references. We may contact them in certain cases and they should be prepared to write on your behalf should the need arise.
References should come from professors or previous employers or supervisors. This can be from an on-campus job or organization.
A few more internships may be added on a rolling basis as we are made aware of new opportunities. Feel free to continue checking the website.
Stanford Arts Institute will provide the top candidate applications to each partner organization in early March. Applicants will then be notified as to whether they have been moved on in the process, wait-listed, or not selected.
We are piloting a wait-list program this year in order to keep applicants better informed of where they are in the process. The Arts Institutes reads and considers every application, choosing the top 2-3 to send on to the partner organization to interview. Sometimes, however, the organization asks us to recommend other well-qualified applicants, which is when we would draw from the wait-list.
While we strongly encourage our partner organizations to interview each of the top candidates we send to them, please keep in mind that they each have their own internal process and may find that they are satisfied with selecting a candidate based on the materials provided.
We ask that the partner organizations make all of their final decisions by the end of March. You will hopefully find out no later than April 1, 2015.
If you have been interviewed by one of our partner organizations but have not heard back and need an answer by a specific date, you may politely email the person with whom you interviewed. Please keep in mind, however, that each organization has its own internal timeline and may not have made a final decision yet.
If you choose to take the other opportunity, please communicate your decision to both the Arts Institute and the partner organization.