Arts Workforce Initiative: Interns

Antonia Schachter | April 2, 2019

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). 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 – September 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)

Internships are available at the following organizations:

1214 Foundation, Newtown

Arts & Culture Collaborative Waterbury Region, Waterbury

Arts Council of Greater New Haven, New Haven

Bruce Museum, Greenwich

CAPA/Shubert Theatre, New Haven

Cuatro Puntos, Hartford

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Danbury

Ely Center of Contemporary Arts, New Haven

Goodspeed Musicals, East Haddam

Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford

Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Guilford

Hartford Public Library, Hartford

INTEMPO, Stamford

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven

The iQuilt Plan, Hartford

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Hartford

Lutz Children’s Museum, Manchester

Main Street Ballet Company, Woodbury

Music Mountain, Lakeville

New Haven Pride Center, New Haven

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, New Haven

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, Newtown

Night Fall, Hartford

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, Middletown

Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine, East Granby

Pilobolus, Washington Depot

Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury

Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford

Site Projects, New Haven

Stamford Downtown, Stamford

Stamford Symphony, Stamford

STYLE Tinaliah, New Haven

The Kennedy Center, Trumbull

TheaterWorks, Hartford

Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington Depot

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Middletown

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.

Questions: Contact Adriane Jefferson at 860-500-2328 or via email.

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