Important Update Concerning COVID-19
The rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and the County-wide
Stay at Home order issued in the middle of March, have necessitated a shift in the timeline and parameters of the 2020 Arts Internship Program.
Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program Now Open
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the LA County Arts Internship Program, the largest paid arts internship program in the nation. Click on the link above to see all open internship positions.
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.
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 2020 Arts Internship Program, a number of organizations identified that they wanted to host students from the community colleges.