The North Carolina Arts Council is accepting applications for two paid community arts internships with local arts councils or arts centers through Monday, July 16.
This opportunity provides two individuals with a three-month intensive internship with one of N.C.'s local arts councils or arts centers under the supervision of the executive director or staff member who will help the intern design a training program within the spectrum of community arts administration.
Interns receive a $5,000 stipend to cover living expenses. The intensive, supervised program is designed to introduce community arts administration skills including learning organizational structure, planning, fundraising, grant writing, financial management, marketing, programming, publicity and promotion, and interagency relationships.
About 66 percent of internship recipients have eventually been placed in full-time arts positions. “This type of work experience cannot be replicated in the classroom,” says Janie Wilson, the Arts in Communities director for the N.C. Arts Council.
The location of the internship is based in part on interns' interests and the nature of the operations of the host organizations. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree and demonstrate a strong interest in a career in community arts administration.
Internships are scheduled for a three-month period starting September 1, 2012, and ending Dec. 1. For guidelines, visit http://www.ncarts.org/grants_category.cfm?ID=33.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, application and narratives and a list of three references by Monday, July 16. Applications can be downloaded at http://ncarts.org/elements/docs/internshipapplication.pdf.
Questions about the internship should be directed to Katherine Reynolds, N.C. Arts Council program assistant, (919) 807-6505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.