FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS LOOKING TO HIRE SUMMER INTERNS

 

Los Angeles County-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply

Application deadline is November 5

 

Applications now open for Los Angeles County-based nonprofit arts organizations interested in hiring college undergraduate interns through the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2014. Program guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found at lacountyarts.org/internships.

 

The internship program is for ten weeks during the 2015 summer and provides undergraduate students with meaningful, paid on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders. Organizations interested in hiring a summer intern can receive grants of $2,500 to $4,000, depending on organizational budget size, to be used to pay interns. To support the internships, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, on behalf of the County, will give grants totaling $514,000 to fund approximately 126 internships at arts organizations throughout the County.

 

The program is for Los Angeles County-based 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 summer 2015. For detailed guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit lacountyarts.org/internships.

 

A free application workshop will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Arts Commission offices, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, in downtown Los Angeles. To register for the workshop please visit http://lacountyarts.org/InternWorkshopOrgs.html.

 

For more information about the Internship Program, email internship@arts.lacounty.gov<mailto:internship@arts.lacounty.gov> or call (213) 202-5858.

 

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.