YoungArts alumni are the best and the brightest – and we’re proud that so many organizations recognize their talent and abilities. YoungArts works with many National Organizations that would be honored to have YoungArts alumni in their ranks. The following are internships that are available to YoungArts alumni. Follow the application guidelines for each (on their respective websites), and ensure to notate that you are a YoungArts alumna/us.
Lincoln Center / New York City
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Internship Program provides a unique learning opportunity for individuals interested in careers in performing arts administration and related fields. While internships are offered throughout the year, the majority of internships are available during the summer. Volunteer interns are placed in one of the many dynamic departments of the world's leading performing arts center in the midst of its busy season of summer festivals.
The Program offers invaluable hands-on training and experience through participation in projects and assignments that allow for the practical application of academic knowledge and the development of business skills necessary for a career in the arts. Interns work side by side with arts professionals in such areas as production, public relations, financial management, marketing, arts education, visual arts, library sciences, and fundraising as they experience the day-to-day workings of a large, world-class performing arts center.
Designed to provide not only practical training but also encouragement, inspiration, and role models for a new generation, the summer program offers significant opportunities for networking with senior-level administrators through educational workshops. Interaction with fellow interns and professionals on staff allow for the creation of valuable contacts for the future.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is committed to providing a quality learning and training experience for its interns.
Most summer internships are full-time. Fall and Spring internships hours can be flexible. Undergraduate or graduate students who are able to obtain school credit are strongly preferred.
All internships are unpaid.
Visit their website for available internship positions, and unless otherwise noted, please submit all internship application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org and list the title of the internship(s) of interest in the subject line.
American Ballet Theatre
American Ballet Theater / New York City
To learn more about ABT Internships from an intern’s perspective, read the American Ballet Theatre Interns blog, here.
Interns at ABT gain meaningful work experience within the different departments of the company, including Development, Education, Artistic and Production. By assigning interns various project-based activities, they come to understand the inner workings and daily operations of ABT, one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world.
Examples of internship opportunities may include working as a Teaching Artist assistant for ABT's renowned Make A Ballet program, assisting the Special Events department in preparation for major events, or aiding the development department with the ticketing and seating requests from major donors.
The ABT/ YoungArts internships are part-time and can last for one semester, one year or during the summer months. ABT can develop a flexible work schedule for each intern, which caters to their individual needs.
Prospective candidates should be organized, attentive to detail and willing to learn. An interest in dance or the performing arts is preferred. If you live in the New York City area and are interested in becoming an intern at ABT, please visit: http://www.abt.org/insideabt/youngarts.asp
For more information please contact Dennis Walters at (212) 477-3030, extension 3264, or via email at Dwalters@abt.org.
All applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
PBS / Washington, DC Metro Area
The Public Broadcasting Service—created and owned by its Members, the nation's public television stations—exists to serve its Members with programming and services of the highest quality and the imaginative use of technology to advance education, culture and citizenship.
PBS, a private, nonprofit corporation founded in 1969, is a unique local-national partnership among public television stations. In pursuit of its mission, PBS seeks to build and strengthen that partnership so that Member Stations might accomplish together what individual stations could not accomplish alone: superior national programming, life-long learning, new technologies, and financial strength.
Interns at PBS will gain valuable experience working in one of our many departments ranging from General Counsel, Interactive, Corporate Communications, Education, and Content Services. Our managers have designed internship programs to help students and recent graduates explore career opportunities while exposing them to the variety of different roles in public broadcasting.
PBS offers internships in the spring, summer, and fall of each year. Spring and fall internships are unpaid and for credit only, while the summer internships are paid. The intern and the manager work together to develop a schedule that is accommodating to both parties. It varies from position to position, but interns should expect to work no less than 20 and no more than 40 hours/week.
Those interested in applying for an internship should visit our website: www.pbs.org/jobs. Applicants should submit both a cover letter and resume.