Americans for the Arts Spring 2019 Internships

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1000 Vermont Ave., NW
United States


Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With over 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

The Americans for the Arts Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

Internship Information:

  • Hours: 15-20 hours per week (part-time)
  • Start Date: January 28th, 2019
  • End Date: Week of April 5th, 2019
  • Compensation: Paid, hourly
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with intern supervisor after hire


  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or college graduate
  • Experience and interest in nonprofit administration and/or cultural policy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to establish priorities and juggle numerous assignments at one time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office

Available Internships:

  1. Arts Action Fund
  2. Government & Public Affairs
  3. Meetings & Events


In addition to being a part of their departmental team within a professional office environment, interns will have the opportunity to meet everyone at Americans for the Arts and learn how each department works towards the organization’s mission. Additional program benefits include; professional development opportunities; informational interviews with contacts in the field; site visits to arts agencies and national arts organizations; peer-to-peer networking; and career counseling including resume/cover letter/interview evaluation and review.

How To Apply

To apply, please click the above links or visit our website ( for full descriptions of each internship and additional details about our program. Please note due to the high volume of applications received, we can only contact those applicants whose qualifications best match the position requirements.