Work in the arts this summer through a Stanford-sponsored internship
Summer Internships in the Arts (SIPA)
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The Summer Internship Program in the Arts (SIPA) provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management through pre-arranged placements. These 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.
SIPA is administered by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts.
IDA Community Arts Fellowship
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Community Arts Fellows (CAF) have the opportunity to spend a summer working full-time in the areas of curating, presenting, outreach and/or arts education with a focus on racial/social justice issues. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad. Applicants must propose their own placements with organizations with whom they have corresponded before the application deadline.
Global Studies Internships
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The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division offers Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom learning to immersive, cultural and professional experiences through the Global Studies Internship Program.
The following arts-related opportunities are available for summer 2020:
- Gaiety School of Acting-National Theater School of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)
- Gagosian Gallery (Paris, France)
- Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
- teamLab (Tokyo, Japan)
- Lalela (Cape Town, South Africa)
All three of these programs are part of the Cardinal Quarter program which offers more than 500 opportunities through which Stanford students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support.
The Summer Internship Program in the Arts (SIPA) offers pre-arranged internships in arts organizations in the following regions: SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Eligibility and Funding
- Open to all current Stanford undergraduates, including graduating seniors and co-terms.
- Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in SIPA.
- SIPA internships generally last approximately nine weeks and are full-time positions of at least 35 hours per week.
- Students will receive a base stipend of $6,500 for the summer, plus financial aid if needed.
- For international students: Stipend will be paid through Stanford. Contact the Bechtel Center to review any additional paperwork/authorizations that may be required in order to participate.
Eligible students can apply to either one SIPA opportunity or the IDA Community Arts Fellowship (CAF) in 2020. You cannot apply to both SIPA and CAF, nor can you apply to multiple SIPA internships.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
All applications must include the following:
- Basic applicant info (Name, SUID#, Stanford email, major/program)
- Personal statement (3 Questions)
- Why are you interested in pursuing this particular opportunity?
- How have you prepared for this opportunity and what do you anticipate will be your biggest challenge?
- How will this opportunity contribute to your academic success and professional and/or personal development?
- Resume (as a PDF)
- Unofficial transcript (as PDF)
- Reference: Name of a reference who can speak to your professional qualifications; letters are not required. (We may contact your reference in certain cases and they should be prepared to write/speak on your behalf should the need arise.)
SIPA Summer 2020 Opportunities
- ARTS MANAGEMENT: The operational and managerial tasks required to sustain arts organizations. Internship areas could include development (i.e. fundraising, event planning, grant writing), marketing, finance, human resources, legal, information technology/web services, and more.
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Programs and activities that engage communities. Internship areas could include public programs, membership engagement, volunteer training, education programs, community organizing, leadership development, and more.
- CURATORIAL: Research, management, preparation, and interpretation of works affiliated with an institution (such as, but not limited to, museums, estates, and libraries). Internship areas could include research, exhibition development, public programs, developing interpretive materials (wall text, guides, tours, etc.), cataloguing/digitization, art handling, conservation, and more.
- LITERARY & ARTISTIC: Developing various forms of media (i.e. literary, performance, film/media). Internship areas could include publishing, reading and evaluating manuscripts, casting, production planning, archiving materials, research, social media content creation, pitching projects, and more.
Organization Name Mission Statement Organization Website Location of the Internship (City and State) Internship Position Title Internship Description Eligibility and Requirements (qualities/skills) Eligibility Ideal Start/End Dates Region Category Cardinal Quarter Eligible Akashic Books
Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
We don’t have formal “departments” at Akashic, so our interns have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks—ranging from editorial to publicity/marketing to production (and everywhere in between)—over the course of a season. Given the nature of independent publishing, a significant portion of the internship is spent dealing with the nuts-and-bolts nitty-gritty details and administrative aspects of running a small business. For example, all interns are expected to prepare and fulfill mailings each day they are in the office. That said, we do try to tailor the internship as best we can to our interns’ strengths and interests.
Primary responsibilities for this internship include reading and evaluating manuscripts for potential publication; inputting copyedits using Adobe InDesign; conducting research to build our various databases; fulfilling all mailings and Internet orders; writing original content for our website; e-book/production work as needed; drawing up social media campaigns optimized for multiple platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook) as needed; and general office tasks.
Ideal candidates are self-starters who can work independently and collaboratively; have excellent writing, research, and communication skills; are creative thinkers; and have a strong interest in contemporary literature and independent culture. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (in particular InDesign & Photoshop) a plus, though not required.
Jun 15-Sep 04
Literary & Artistic
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its Conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
San Francisco, CA
The artistic intern will get to experience the full range of A.C.T.'s artistic department. They will help facilitate (and get to watch) professional auditions, help maintain A.C.T.'s casting and script databases, read scripts submitted to A.C.T. and provide coverage for the artistic team, assist with dramaturgical research for actor packets, and assist with producing readings, workshops, and events. They will also assist with some basic administrative tasks, and they may have the opportunity to work as a production assistant on one of the summer shows in A.C.T.'s conservatory. As part of the artistic team for the summer, the artistic intern will have access to complimentary tickets to many shows around the Bay Area, and they may asked to attend specific shows and provide coverage/feedback to the artistic team.
The ideal Artistic Intern is a fast learner and an organized and efficient individual who is eager to take initiative and willing to maintain sensitivity to the demands and complexities of the Artistic Department. Successful applicants are pragmatic and ambitious and demonstrate experience in and eagerness to learn more about theater production and theater history, as well as excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Filemaker Pro is helpful, but not required. A working knowledge of classic plays as well as contemporary American work is also helpful.
Jun 15-Aug 21
Literary & Artistic
Madison Wells Media
At Madison Wells Media (MWM), we believe in stories that endure - this truth drives us to inspire and enable storytellers to create bespoke content where it can be most impactful - movie theaters, a mobile device, through a VR headset, live or wherever else the future may hold. We are MWM, and we are story driven.
Los Angeles, CA
Duties include but are not limited to: assisting and participating in film development: reading and covering scripts weekly, participating in our weekly Intern meetings where discuss landscape of the industry including: weekend box office, recently released and upcoming films. Interns will complete a production pitch PowerPoint presentation and present it to several staff at our company. Interns will conduct film research projects including making updates to our writer and director lists. We will assign other educational tasks that include teaching entertainment industry standards, anywhere from industry phone-etiquette/lingo, what to do and say when people try to submit unsolicited submissions either in person or over the phone, best practices when dealing with high profile guest/visitors who come for meetings, and how to create and submit expense reports
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Jun 15-Sep 04
Literary & Artistic
Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film, media, and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Los Angeles, CA
Feature Film Program Intern
Considerations: Must be able to commit to 35 hours per week, M-F. Sundance Institute has a Work from Home Fridays program typically during the summer months.
Learning Goals/Objectives: By participating in the artist review process for the annual Development Track (which supports projects in the screenplay development stage) and Catalyst Forum (Sundance’s film financing program), this position will learn how to evaluate and provide feedback on work-in-progress screenplays and project packages actively seeking financing while gaining valuable administrative skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assists with the artist submission process for the annual Development Track and Catalyst Forum.
• Reads and provides coverage (written feedback) on submitted projects including work-in-progress screenplays.
• Maintains SurveyMonkey Apply submission database with required and updated information.
• Responds to general inquiries from the public about Feature Film Program activities.
• Researches and tracks up-and-coming artists as directed.
• Assists with planning for year-round department work and special projects as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Degree or working towards a degree in film, art, art administration, or related.
• General computer skills, including Google Apps and Microsoft Office.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Candidates must be proactive, detail oriented, and have analytical skills.
• Must have a strong interest in independent film and/or cable television.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
• Experience working with databases.
• Interest in narrative, independent storytellers working in the feature film and episodic story space.
Jul 07-Aug 28
Literary & Artistic
Joyce Theater Foundation
The mission of The Joyce Theater Foundation is to serve and support the art of dance and choreography, to promote the richness and variety of the art form in its fullest expression, and to advance the public interest in, and appreciation of, dance and the allied arts of music, design, and theater. The Joyce’s programs embrace the entire spectrum of movement styles and traditions, from the time-honored to the untried, and are designed to encourage, sustain, and educate a diverse audience.
The Joyce serves a broad-based national and international dance community and its audiences by providing an affordable, state-of-the-art performance venue; informal, rehearsal/performance venues with subsidized programs; optimal technical, administrative and financial support for dance companies and dance artists; and educational programs that enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of dance.
New York, NY
Projects depend upon which department at The Joyce has the most need for an intern. While all departments will require general administrative support, past projects in Marketing have been: Support in summer festivals, creating marketing materials & community engagement. Development projects include research and preparation for fall fundraising events. Education projects include supporting end of year activities, family matinees & preparation for the new academic year.
Regardless of department the intern is assigned to, the applicant must have strong writing skills, an affable disposition, be a fast-learner and a self-starter.
Jun 29-Aug 19
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.
San Francisco, CA
Membership and Community Engagement Intern
MoAD has a unique opportunity for a Membership and Community Engagement Intern (MCE) position. This position will be a combination of design and membership engagement and marketing.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in development, membership, and special events at a non-profit arts organization. Thinking from a campaign perspective, with a focus on generating promotional material and building on brand recognition, the MCE Intern will research various outlets for outreach and communication. By taking the lead from the Development department, the MCE intern will be dedicated to working in a collaborative setting, using the Museum, neighboring museums, and partner organizations for inspiration on design and graphics. Additionally, the intern will help to design and bring synthesis to a rapidly growing membership program in Northern California's only contemporary art museum exclusively dedicated to representing artists of African descent. Some late evenings required for special member events.
Projects may include, but are not limited to:
• Building the brand for MoAD’s major donor program
• Revamping major donor and planned giving web pages
• Integrating major giving and membership brand with paper templates, such as envelopes and letterhead
• Envisioning branded items for the Store, such as T-shirts, stickers, notebooks, pens
• Segmenting the visual elements for a Volunteer orientation video
• Strong design skills, especially using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Knowledge or Interest in arts management, the African Diaspora, and/ or museum studies
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills
• Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
Jun 15-Aug 21
THE PUBLIC THEATER is theater of, by, and for all people.
About Public Works: Public Works is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Each year, working with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in theater workshops, to attend classes, to become involved in the daily life of the Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater. Pioneering a new model of engagement, Public Works is rooted in longitudinal, multi-year relationships with its community partners. Partners for the first six years of Public Works are Fortune Society (Queens), Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), DreamYard (Bronx), Military Resilience Project (all boroughs), Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Casita Maria (Bronx), Children's Aid Society (Manhattan), and Domestic Workers United (all boroughs). Under the leadership of Director Laurie Woolery, Public Works deliberately blurs the line between professional artists and community members to create theater that is not only for the people, but by and of the people as well.
These partnerships will culminate in a summer pageant production produced by Public Works which is an adaptation of a Shakespeare play at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This music theatre event will feature 100+ people from our 5 community partners, alongside acclaimed professional actors. Bringing professional artists from the Public Theater into the community, Public Works carries forward this theater's decades-long mandate to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement between artists and audiences.
New York, NY
Public Works Intern
The Public Works intern will assist the Public Works team on the administrative and community-related tasks associated with preparing for the production. They will aid in general arts administration, grassroots community organizing, and event planning. They will also be intimately involved in the rehearsal and performance process; Public Works interns provide steady, front-facing support to community members involved in the production, and are an absolutely vital part of the team.
The ideal candidate has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and is organized, detail-oriented, and personable. We are also seeking interest in and/or experience with community-based arts, a deep sense of pride in their work ethic, and humor in a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable theater environment.
Requirements: Applicant should have experience making theater and/or previous volunteer or work experience with a community-based organization. Interest in and familiarity with community-based theater/community organizing.
Encouraged: Experience working with young people, a previous position or internship with administrative duties in an arts or community-based organization; a second language, especially Spanish or Chinese, is helpful.
Jun 15-Aug 21
We believe that culture is an essential catalyst for change.
Therefore, it’s the responsibility of arts institutions to spur and support societal movement.
Our mission is to generate culture that moves people.
San Francisco, CA
Community and Civic Engagement Intern
The Stanford Summer Intern will assist with evaluation, research and planning for the 2020/21 school year. They will design and implement boldly imagined, creative projects that build and deepen relationships with community partners to enact positive change in our city. Through partnership with the most talented artists, community members and youth, the intern will help imagine ways for YBCA to fulfill our mission of generating culture that moves and inspires people to work together to make San Francisco a more inspired, equitable and connected city.
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with people who have different life experience
• Cultural Competency
• Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
• Capacity to effectively manage multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines
• Experience with arts activism, community organizing and/or other activities of a socially engaged artistic practice a plus
• Basic Adobe Suite proficiency is a plus
Jul 01-Sep 11
Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco connects art to life. Our mission is to inspire new ways of thinking by connecting diverse communities to historical and contemporary Asian art and culture through our world class collection, exhibitions and programs.
San Francisco, CA
The intern will be exposed to and will contribute to the development of exhibitions. This may include on line and library research, information organization, text proofing, and editing and contributing to the development of didactics and programs.
• Experience with library and on-line resources for Asian art research
• Experience with on or more Asian language
• Familiarity with one or more area of Asian Art History
Jun 15-Sep 11
Cartoon Art Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal.
Our vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it.
San Francisco, CA
Public Program Intern
The Public Programs Intern assists in the development, implementation, and management of dynamic programs for a diverse audience through various interpretative approaches to the museum’s collection and exhibitions. The intern works closely with the program coordinator and the curator to develop programs. The intern primarily focuses on programming linked to the upcoming exhibitions for the current season and the following two seasons.
In addition to Programs tasks, intern will work at admissions desk, greeting visitors, explaining the museum offerings, and handling admissions and retail sales transactions. The intern will gain an overall understanding of the workings of the company, become familiar with office systems, including telephones and computers.
• Write texts for programs as needed
• Assist in developing family guides, tours, lectures, and workshops for upcoming exhibitions
• Assist with scheduling educational group visits and workshops
• Research possibilities for the future growth of the education department
Please note: This internship is flexible so if an applicant is interested in the mission of the Cartoon Art Museum and what this organization is involved with please explain your other areas of interest outside of the description listed and this organization is happy to try and make the experience and learning at CAM suit specific areas of interest or study as needed.
• Must be able to prioritize, stay organized while multi-tasking and enjoy detail-oriented work
• Ability to meet tight deadlines, Reliability
• Independent thinking and problem solving, while being a hands-on team player
• Research skills
• Knowledge of Social Media and Microsoft Office helpful
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Jun 15-Sep 12
Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires, and empowers people through design. Part of the Smithsonian, it is the only museum in the United States that is exclusively devoted to historic and contemporary design.
New York, NY
Digital Collection Intern
Cooper Hewitt is embracing digital media in its collection and is prioritizing the need to grow its Digital Collection responsibly and thoughtfully. This includes born-digital work such as apps, interfaces, typefaces, visualizations, and digitally interactive projects to consumer electronics containing digital content.
The Digital Collection Intern will have a unique opportunity to work directly with the curator spearheading these efforts. The Intern will gain experience in the daily operation of the museum. Intern tasks will primarily consist of research (exploring topics such as the history of digital design, history of interface design, methods of display for digital objects, key practitioners, etc.); assembling dossiers for potential acquisitions; cataloguing existing Digital Collection objects; authoring blog entries; and more. The Intern will also participate in biweekly meetings with the Digital Acquisitions Working Group, a cross-departmental team that consists of curators, registrars, conservators, and gallery technicians.
This is a unique opportunity to gain professional skills and knowledge about developing and building collections in a collaborative museum environment. Digital Collections pose complicated questions to museums about preservation and future display, but it is a highly collaborative field for all institutions undertaking such work. The Intern will gain access to a number of departments across the museum through the course of the internship.
In addition to their professional activities, the Intern will attend meetings, lectures, and public programs at Cooper Hewitt and travel outside the museum to meet and connect with individuals and organizations that are integral to design and the arts of New York City.
Ideally, the Intern will have an interest and knowledge in digital and emerging media and technology. Intellectual curiosity is a major plus!
• Strong organization and attention to detail;
• Strong research skills;
• Strong communication skills;
• Knowledge of fine arts history, architectural history, social history;
• Some digital photography skills to take and record object data;
• Care and willingness to learn museum-level object handling skills (enabling more hands-on documentation directly with an object);
• Willingness to learn the museum’s database software, TMS.
Jun 22-Aug 21
Gray Area Foundation
Our mission is to apply art and technology to create social and civic impact through education, incubation and public events.
San Francisco, CA
Marketing and Production Intern
An internship at Gray Area is a cohort-based experience where interns will gain a broad skill set applicable towards many different career types. During your internship at Gray Area you will join our small team and get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced nonprofit. The ideal candidate for a Gray Area internship is someone who is willing to be flexible and play an active role in helping Gray Area succeed. Interns will undergo a comprehensive orientation and training that will cover both marketing and event production responsibilities required for success within the internship. Interns should be comfortable working on a laptop as well as performing physical tasks. Gray Area’s Intern is a hard working individual that works well with a team, but can be a self-starter. The job is to assist the team with special projects, events, design tasks, internal organization, maintenance of systems coordinating social media, mailings, contact database, community outreach, and helps conduct reports on social media performance indicators and aids in strategic planning.
Excellent English language skills
• Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds
• Production experience
• Strong research abilities
• Sound/lighting experience
• Prior experience in project management, database maintenance, communications, and/or office administration
• Experience with project management software a plus
Jun 15-Aug 21
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of Rauschenberg’s life and work. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same innovative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg’s artwork; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at a 20-acre campus in Captiva, Florida, formerly the artist’s home and studio; and 3) supporting philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity.
New York, NY
• maintain (physical) object files documenting Rauschenberg’s artwork
• (library) research for artist’s exhibition history and bibliography in preparation for a catalogue raisonné
• compile images and captions for Rauschenberg Oral History Project webpages
• preparatory research for in-house artwork installation related to a future academic collaboration focused on Rauschenberg and photography (bibliography, exhibition history, object research)
• research related to the market for gallery exhibitions and auctions
• assist in digitizing images, research, and archival materials
• work with curators and editor on writing assignments for the
• work with collections manager to maintain the (digital) database
• Competent with Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) on Macs
• Competent with Photoshop, Preview, and Acrobat
• Familiarity with Filemaker database software (good asset, but not required)
• start and end dates are negotiable
Jul 06-Sep 11
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The dual mission of Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program is to provide the gift of uninterrupted time to artists and preserve the 583 acres of wild coastal grasslands and redwood forest it occupies. We provide four-week residencies to working artists for 6 months of the year. Winter residencies of 1-3 weeks are offered to alumni artists. We also offer 6-8, 1 week fee-based workshops for writers, photographers, and dancers. Since its founding in 1979, the Program has provided residencies to more than 2400 artists from 53 countries and all 50 states at no cost to the artists.
San Francisco and Woodside, CA
This position will work closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director in all aspects of nonprofit arts leadership. This is an ideal position for a student looking to transition into the fields of arts management, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership. Tasks include marketing, program/event management, fundraising/database work, grant writing and relationship building with board members, volunteers, and funders. The Executive Intern will assist with the Program’s Annual Open House/Open Studios and other events as scheduled.
The ideal candidate should have proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Adobe and database systems such as Donor Perfect. Some website maintenance may also be required.
Jun 29-Aug 21
Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell by expanding awareness of her pioneering work and fulfilling her wish to support and provide opportunities for visual artists. Through grants, residencies, and related initiatives, the Foundation advances the work of today’s artists and amplifies their essential contributions to communities around the world.
New York, NY
Artist Programs Intern
The Artist Programs Intern works closely with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s program team to provide administrative assistance and coordination for its artist-centered programs, which support contemporary artists. The primary focus of the internship will be support for Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program, which provides information, tools and resources to prepare artists to honor and preserve a lifetime of work through intentional legacy planning, and advocates for the importance of such planning in the wider arts field. The programs draws on years of fieldwork with mature visual artists to document their careers, inventory works and develop plans to preserve their legacy.
The Intern’s primary responsibilities will include assisting Artist Program team members in the planning and implementation of two summer convenings bringing together artists and industry experts from across the country to engage in conversations to better understand needs, challenges and emerging practices in artist legacy planning and stewardship support for visual artists.
• Interest in and familiarity with the visual arts
• Familiarity and ease with Mac-based computer systems
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; previous experience writing professional correspondence a plus
• Familiarity with working with spreadsheets, databases and application platforms like Submittable preferred
• Proactive and solution driven
• Good listener
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
• Previous work experience preferred
Work as part of the Artist Program team to:
1. Support CALL convening planning and implementation including:
• Development of invitation list, meeting content and materials
• Event logistics including but not limited to participant rsvps, travel, onsite arrangements, catering
• Event attendance and on-site support; notes on discussion points, recommendations and next steps
• Participation in debriefing meetings with department staff
• Synthesize formative conversation findings for event report (including details about conversation development and program/implementation recommendations);
• Participant follow up
2. Support CALL program administration, which may include assisting with preparations for a CALL workbook re-release, CALL/VOCA talks planning, and CALL-related database support, as well as other departmental priorities as needed
3. Attend departmental staff meetings and Foundation-wide meetings and events
Jun 15-Aug 21
National Sawdust’s mission is rooted in music discovery that is open, inclusive, and based in active mentorship of emerging artists, while building new audiences and communities of music devotees.
Assistant to the Artistic Producer
- Production support
- Workshop Scheduling
- Communication with Composers, NS Directors and Artistic team
- Music Library Editing (and listening)
- ASCAP online database updating
- Website updating - Events / Scores / Projects
- Vimeo updating
- Catalogue of media interviews
- Catalogue and follow up on score sales
- Our goal is to develop your skills in working for a non-profit arts organization and artist incubator, as part of the Artistic team, and for an internationally renowned composer.
- We would like you to outline a goal that we can help you achieve during the internship!
Jun 15-Sep 18
Literary & Artistic
San Francisco Opera
Our vision is to crack the code in producing big art in the 21st century.
Our mission is to bring together growing audiences to experience the transformative power of opera.
San Francisco, CA
Artistic Planning Intern
Assist with projects related to casting, season planning, and artistic operations.
• Knowledge of opera, classical music, theater, and/or other performing art forms
• Strong technical skills including MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and experience with computer programming and/or database software (Filemaker, Bento, Salesforce, etc.)
• Social media savvy on all major platforms with a background in content creation that drives user engagement
• Capacity to manage multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with artists and staff professionally and handle confidential discreet matters with tact.
Jun 15-Sep 15
Literary & Artistic
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of The Wallis is to create, present and celebrate unique performing arts events and educational programs that reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community, and provide arts education and opportunity to under-served communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area, using the power of the arts to build community and address pressing social issues.
Beverly Hills, CA
Comprehensive Campaign Development Intern
The Comprehensive Campaign Development Intern will work closely with The Wallis’ Comprehensive Campaign Manager, focusing primarily on prospect research. The intern will build prospect profiles (including wealth screening data, historical giving to The Wallis, outside charitable giving, bio information, etc.) for major campaign prospects. Additionally, the intern will conduct research on existing annual fund donors and prospects pulled from patronage and guest lists from events such as our annual Spring Celebration. This work will be incredibly valuable to helping The Wallis deepen and grow the annual fund during the campaign period and identify major campaign prospects based on research findings.
Beyond her/his prospect research projects, the intern will also have the opportunity to grow her/his scope of work including, and beyond, the campaign by working with other members of the Development team on various tasks such as preparing meeting materials, helping prepare for committee meetings and events, and other miscellaneous projects.
The intern will become familiar with development work, prospecting, research tools like Wealth Engine, and gain campaign experience.
The intern must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Stanford in good academic standing. The intern should also have sufficient, relevant work experience and an interest in gaining hands-on experience in fundraising.
Jun 22-Aug 28
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
LACMA’s mission is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.
Los Angeles, CA
The Development division of LACMA expands across a variety of key functions within the museum's operations, including: Corporate & Foundation Partnerships, Annual and Individual Giving, Major Gifts, Strategic Development Services, and our Events team. These groups are responsible for raising critical funds to support the museum's exhibitions, collection conservation, educational programs (such as music, film and technology), special projects, and numerous annual events.
The Development intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the overall development process from prospecting, to cultivation and solicitation, and all the way through to fulfillment of foundation grants/corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s Corporate Partners Evening and other special events.
This internship is appropriate for students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies with experience in communications, art history, business development, or marketing, and are interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting. Experience with a database management system such as Raiser’s Edge is preferred but not required.
Jun 24-Sep 04
Other Stanford Opportunities
The following programs are administered by Stanford departments/programs and offer pre-arranged and self-designed paid summer opportunities.
National Arts Internship Programs
The following programs are administered by arts organizations throughout the United States and offer paid summer internship opportunities.