Internships, New York State Council on the Arts

From the New York State Council on the Arts, internships (unpaid?) in an array of fields in the Arts:

Over $36 million to give.  3000 arts organizations worthy of support.  Intern with us and see how it’s done!

The New York State Council on the Arts is offering summer/fall internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns are able to work with one or more of our 16 funding programs; observing and assisting with the funding process and peer review panels as well as working on additional special projects offered by program staff.

We are the largest state funding agency in the United States, supporting over 1500 non-profit arts and cultural organizations of all kinds; our web site is While interns are not paid by us, they do have the unique opportunity to gain perspectives on the arts world in New York that includes organizations of all sizes and arts disciplines. Interns will learn about our grant policies and engagement with our funded organizations, and gain experience working with a major public agency.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Arts Education
Electronic Media & Film
Facilities (Capital Projects)
Folk Arts
Individual Artists (Animators, Composers, Playwrights, Directors, etc.)
Local Partnerships (Regrants to artists across the State)
Presenting Organizations (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, etc.)
Regional Economic Development
Special Arts Services
Visual Arts

Please send a resume/cover letter to, Director of Internships, Susan Peirez:

Development & Membership Internship, American Federation of Arts

Development & Membership Internship, American Federation of Arts, NYC
Supervisor: Associate Director for Development

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is seeking a part-time intern to assist the Development and Membership department. The internship provides hands-on fundraising and membership experience in a national non-profit arts organization.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist with grant writing and prospect research for individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising
• Assist with research for a new membership program
• Draft correspondence and make telephone inquiries, as needed.
• Maintain paper and computer project files.
• Assist with department meetings and special events, as needed.
• Assist the department with additional administrative tasks, as needed.


• Undergraduate or graduate student (or recent graduate) interested in fundraising, membership, or non-profit work. Previous development experience preferred. Interest in arts and culture a plus.
• Strong Microsoft office computer skills, particularly with Word and Excel. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Strong attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
• Able to follow-through and meet deadlines effectively and efficiently.

Additional Information

• Minimum of 15 hours per week (this may vary)
• This is a “non-paid” internship opportunity, course credit may be available.
• Length of internship to be determined upon interview

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume by September 10, 2013

via email:

via fax: 212-861-2487

via mail: Human Resources
American Federation of Arts
305 East 47th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Internship: Digital Asset Management Group, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Intern, Digital Asset Management Group, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Summer 2013 (Unpaid, but what a great chance to get experience)

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid internship during the summer 2013 semester.  Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research and special projects to cataloguing digital content related to the museum.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.  We are a very busy department and can offer a variety of work for anyone intrigued by an alternative library experience.

The summer Internship will be from June-August. Standard internship requirements would be a minimum of at least two full days (14 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is April 29, 2013. All materials should be compiled by the applicant, emailed together and include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Proposed begin and end dates of internship
  • Availability for an in-person interview