In 2000, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Internship Program, which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, literary and municipal arts organizations as a companion program to the Getty Multicultural 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.
NEW! This year,The Ford Theaters is offering three internship opportunities to current or former foster youth and adoptive youth ages 16 and up. These full time, 10 week paid internships are available for currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4 year) students who reside in Los Angeles County. The positions available are: Marketing Intern, Event/Programs Intern and Development/Fundraising Intern. These internships will take place at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood between June 1 – August 25, 2019.
If potential applicants have any preliminary questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the specific internship they are asking about and the appropriate department will respond accordingly.
Read the 2018 Arts Internship Program Final Report for a summary of the program and highlights of experiences from interns and supervisors.
New 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.
This year, 36 organizations have at least one position which MUST be filled by a community college student