In 2000, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Internship Program, which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, film, media, literary, and municipal arts organizations as a companion program to the Getty Marrow Undergraduate 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.
Positions for the 2021 Arts Internship program are now live. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interns will be able to work from May 31, 2021 - March 1, 2022 depending on the needs of the organization. Internships will be completed remotely. More positions will be added to the website on the first of each month starting in April 2021 and ending in August 2021, so interested students should plan to return to the website regularly to find updated positions.
Opportunities for Community College Students
In 2017, the Board of Supervisors expanded the number of positions funded through the program as part of the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII) in recognition of the unique role of workforce development opportunities like the Arts Internship Program in addressing continued disparities of equity and access to arts careers. The Board stipulated that the additional positions be reserved for community college students, emphasizing inclusivity of those from communities that experience barriers to arts access.
For the 2021 Arts Internship Program, a number of organizations identified that they wanted to host students from the community colleges.