Cultural Exchange Programs Internship

Academic Credits


Hours per week

15 - 20 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



United States


Join a vibrant and busy team to learn about real projects and learn from experienced arts managers! The Intern will support program management and communications with IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs. The Intern will also work on other projects including public programming, grants, and more. The Intern will complete all of these tasks with the oversight and guidance of the Program Officer and the Director of Cultural Exchange Programs.

About Cultural Exchange Programs

Cultural Exchange Programs is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. In addition to Cultural Exchange Programs, IA&A’s other programs include our contemporary art space IA&A at Hillyer, our Traveling Exhibition Service, and our in-house Design Studio, all of which provide services to artists, cultural institutions, and the public. Cultural Exchange Programs maintains professional and knowledgeable, yet also social and relaxed, department culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with some occasional fun, and we love collaborating with our colleagues in other departments for both.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sending, tracking, and monitoring evaluations for exchange program participants.
  • Engaging with participants to develop communications pieces, including profiles, blog posts, and more.
  • Developing content, engaging with followers, and growing social media presence.
  • Assuring program quality and compliance by reviewing program evaluations.
  • Managing mailing lists and monthly newsletters.
  • Assisting on special projects as assigned.


Education: Candidates must be at least a university sophomore, and must have completed their studies within 12 months of internship start date. Currently enrolled graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate is interested in cultural diplomacy and international exchange, is well-organized and detail-oriented, has strong written and verbal communication skills, is creative and energetic, and is comfortable providing assistance in a friendly and professional manner.

Number of Openings: 1

Number of Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week 

Duration: 4 months, with the option to extend to 8 months

Compensation: While this is an unpaid internship, IA&A provides a monthly stipend in the amount equal to the Intern’s monthly public transportation costs.


Why IA&A?

  • Learn about the role of the Exchange Visitor Program, non-immigrant visas, and broader cultural diplomacy initiatives.
  • Get first-hand experience with communications and social media marketing.
  • Gain an understanding of non-profit management and operations.
  • Take a lead role on team projects with the guidance of IA&A’s arts managers and professionals.
  • See behind-the-scenes into a variety of creative career fields.
  • Participate in public events related to international engagement or career enrichment.

How To Apply

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter addressed to Christopher Sciotto, Program Officer, Cultural Exchange Programs, International Arts & Artists, to Subject line must read "CEP Internship - Your Name". Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.