Now in its 18th year, the LA County Arts Internship Program provides 179 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience at over 100 arts organizations across LA County this summer. Approved as one of the five initial recommendations from the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative that were funded by the Board of Supervisors in 2017, the expansion both increases the total number of internships available through the program and for the first time in its history specifically reserves at least 28 positions for community college students with the goal of increasing access to opportunity in the arts.
Over the course of these 10-week paid internships beginning between June 4 – June 18 students will be given the opportunity to build their professional skills and connections at nonprofit performing, presenting, literary and municipal arts organizations located throughout LA County.
Applications for the program are now open. Any current undergraduate students, as well as any students graduating between May 1 – September 1 are eligible to apply. All applicants must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018 and/or be currently enrolled in a community college or four-year university. Applicants must also be residents of or attending schools that are located in Los Angeles County, and they cannot be previous participants of the Program. Eligible students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students who wish to apply may do so by identifying the opportunity they are interested in at http://www.lacountyarts.org/internships, and applying directly to the organization offering the internship.
These positions must be filled by May 18, 2018, so students are encouraged to apply early.
Visit www.lacountyarts.org/internships for more information.