Paid Internship | Apprenticeship Opportunities!

Antonia Schachter | March 10, 2020

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in an intern/apprenticeship through the Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI). AWI is a paid intern/apprenticeship program that provides Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.

COA will select 20 individuals – a combination of college, emerging creative professionals and military 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 a host organization that is aligned with their specific professional goals and desired career track.

Eligibility:

An individual must:

  • be a Connecticut resident;
  • have availability to successfully complete the program (intern/apprenticeships take place between June – September 2020);
  • 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; and
  • be enrolled in or a recent graduate from an accredited college or university OR be an emerging creative professional OR a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

Important Information:

  • Notification of selections will take place the week of April 6, 2020.
  • Selected individuals are required to attend a professional development training session(s) that will take place in May 2020.
  • The intern/apprenticeship will take place between June – September 2020.
  • Individuals placed with a host organization must complete a total of 250 hours.
  • Selected individuals will determine a work schedule with the host organization.
  • The rate of pay is $15 per hour. Selected individuals will be paid directly by the host organization where an intern/apprenticeship will take place.
  • Selected individuals will be required to submit a final report upon completion of intern/apprenticeship.

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How To Apply:

The Arts Workforce Initiative application must be submitted on-line.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 30, 2020.

Questions: Contact Brianna Regine Walston via email

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