Established in 2000 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the LA County Arts Internship Program supports and strengthens the cultural sector of LA County by providing access to high quality opportunities for college students of all backgrounds to gain experience, understanding, and transferable skills relevant to careers in the arts, the creative economy, and engagement in public life. Students develop a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, better understand the role of the arts in communities and develop skills that can be put to use in their future careers.
The program is a sister program to The Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program, which provides similar internships in museums and visual arts organizations. The County gratefully acknowledges The Getty’s Foundation support of the educational program components of its Arts Internship Program.
The 2017 Arts Internship Program Final Report provides a summary and evaluation of the Summer 2017 program from the perspective of both interns and supervisors. The 2018 report will be posted in Fall 2018.