September 15, 2016
LAWT News Service
Nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles County interested in working with college interns during the summer may now apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grant Program. The deadline to apply is October 26.
The program provides undergraduate students with paid on-the-job training and experience working in nonprofit arts management, while offering organizations an opportunity to foster and develop future arts leaders. Internships last for ten weeks, full time (40 hours per week) during the summer of 2017.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, on behalf of the County, will provide grants totaling $627,000 to fund approximately 130 internships at arts organizations throughout the region. Organizations interested in hiring a summer intern can apply to receive grants of $3,800 to $5,300 per intern, depending on budget size, to be used to pay students.
The program is for Los Angeles County nonprofit performing, presenting (including film and media organizations with a presenting program), arts service, municipal and literary arts organizations that are interested in mentoring an undergraduate college student for ten weeks during the summer of 2017. For detailed guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit lacountyarts.org/internships.
A number of free Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grant Program application workshops will be held in late September and early October. For more information on workshop dates, locations, and registration, please visit lacountyarts.org/ InternWorkshopOrgs.html.
For more information about the Internship Program, email
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Arts Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County’s 88 municipalities including funding and job opportunities, professional development and general cultural resources. For more information, visit lacountyarts.org.