These Arts Organizations Have Paid Internships Available for Students at CT Colleges, Veterans and Others

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The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in an internship through the Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI).

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— an announcement from the Connecticut Office of the Arts

AWI provides paid internships to Connecticut college students, emerging creative professionals and military veterans at various arts and culture organizations throughout Connecticut.

COA will select 37 individuals, a combination of college, emerging professionals and veterans, who have experience in or wish to grow professionally in the areas of arts administration, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education, and literary arts.

These individuals will be matched with an organization that is aligned with their specific professional goals and desired career track.

To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be a Connecticut resident
  • Have availability to successfully complete the program (internships must take place between June 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2019)
  • Have experience in or wish to grow professionally in the following categories: arts administration, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education, and literary arts
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university or be an emerging arts professional (for the “40 and Under” category)
  • Be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces (for the “Veterans In the Arts Workforce” category)

Have questions? Contact Adriane Jefferson at 860-500-2328 or via email.

Internships are available at these organizations:

(Organizations near Darien listed in boldface.)

Important Information:

  • Notification of selections will take place on or before May 13, 2019.
  • The internship must take place between June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.
  • An intern is required to complete a total of 250 hours between June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.
  • Selected interns will determine a work schedule with the host organization.
  • Interns will receive payment from the host organization where their internship will take place.
  • Host organizations will be granted $3,750 per intern and will pay the intern at the rate of $15 per hour.

Reporting Requirements for Interns: 

Selected interns, along with a representative from the host organization, will be required to attend an in-person, “check-in” meeting at the Connecticut Office of the Arts’ offices in Hartford, Connecticut. Selected interns will be required to complete and submit a final report upon completion of their internship.

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