Program Internship

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, CA 

18th Street Arts Center's internships are designed to give students real world professional experience. We offer self-directed creative projects which in the past have included opportunities to curate shows, program events, and publish their own writing in arts publications and in our annual catalogue, and documentary initiatives. Each project depends on the interests of the individual and on the framework of the internship. As such, our interns are given the opportunity to develop their resumes with real accomplishments that have genuine professional impact. These are unpaid internship (college credit eligible) opportunities.

18th Street Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic and motivated university students for various communications internships to start in August/September 2016 continuing through December (with the possibility for extension).
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 18th Street Arts Center is accepting applications for Program interns to work under the supervision of the Artistic Director. This is an unpaid internship (college credit eligible) for the fall of 2016 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program.

The Program Internship at 18th Street offers:

  • Opportunities to realize independent creative projects including curating exhibitions, writing texts for publication, and organizing events

  • Internship responsibilities tailored to the candidate's interests and career goals wherever possible
  • Small organizational staff allowing for maximum exposure to the full range of responsibilities and skills required to run a non-profit arts institution
  • Participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities

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TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, at jobopenings@18thstreet.orgno later than August 30. The internship will be offered from September through December 2016, with the possibility for extension. Please specify “Program Intern” in the subject line.




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