The Community Arts Administration Internships have been temporarily suspended.
Who May Apply
An individual must be a U.S. citizen or holder of permanent resident alien status to be eligible to apply. Applicants must have at least a four-year college degree and demonstrate a strong interest in a career in community arts administration. North Carolina applicants are given priority consideration, but qualified individuals living outside the state are also encouraged to apply.
Description of Internship
This program provides two individuals with a three-month intensive, supervised internship with one of the state's local arts councils or arts centers. At each location, the intern is under the supervision of the executive director or other designated staff member who, in collaboration with the intern, designs a training program taken from the spectrum of community arts administration—e.g., programming, fundraising, marketing, grantmaking, planning, facility management, financial management, etc. Interns also spend time with Council staff for information and evaluation sessions.
Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to cover living expenses. The host organizations are responsible for assisting interns in locating housing; however, interns may make their own living arrangements if they prefer. Interns should arrange to have access to public or private transportation during the program.
After an initial screening, finalists are invited to Raleigh at their own expense for interviews. The interview committee includes Council and local arts council/center staff. Following the interviews, two interns will be selected to participate in the program. NCAC staff work closely with the intern to locate an appropriate placement, but the final decision is made by NCAC staff.
Interns will be chosen based on the following evaluation criteria:
- Strong administrative and/or business capability, preferably demonstrated by volunteer or work experience
- Broad familiarity with the arts, local arts councils and community arts development
- Ability to accept employment in North Carolina at the end of the program
- Interest and/or commitment to arts management as a career choice
How to Apply
Please complete the Community Arts Administration Internship Application Form.
Please submit an application narrative that addresses the evaluation criteria and includes brief statements numbered to correspond to the following questions:
- Please explain why you are interested in pursuing a career in community arts administration.
- What aspects of your formal education, training and experiences have best prepared you for a career in this field?
- Please summarize your short-range and long-range career goals. Include the type(s) of arts organization(s) and job(s) in which you would most like to work.
- Please describe what specific kinds of experiences, knowledge and/or skills you would like to gain from the internship program.
Please submit a current resume and a list of three references, giving relationship to you, name, address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address.
If you have questions about how to complete your application, please contact Katherine Reynolds at (919) 807-6505 or email@example.com.
For postal service-delivered applications, our mailing address is:
North Carolina Arts Council
Department of Cultural Resources
Raleigh, NC 27699-4632
For hand-delivered or express-delivered applications, our street address is:
109 East Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
For More Information
Contact Leigh Ann Wilder at (919) 807-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Codes for Application Form
This is part of a National Standard for Arts Information Exchange data collection project to document state arts agency grantmaking activities. This information will not be used in making grant decisions.
N - American Indian/Alaskan Native
A - Asian
P - Pacific Islander/native Hawaiian
B - Black, not Hispanic
H - Hispanic
W- White, not Hispanic
If no single race/ethnicity applies, please choose all the codes that are applicable.