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Americans for the Arts Summer 2020 Internships

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Americans for the Arts


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May 27, 2020
August 7, 2020
$15/hour
30 hours per week

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, while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

Internship Information:

  • Application Deadline: March 23, 2020 (5:30 PM Eastern Time)
  • Hours: Up to 30 hours per week
  • Start Date: May 27, 2020 (Orientation Day - must be available to attend)
  • End Date: August 7, 2020
  • Compensation: $15.00/hour
  • Location: Washington, D.C. Office
  • Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with Intern Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent 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. Arts Education
  3. Development
  4. Leadership Alliances
  5. Membership
  6. Research Services


ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. The vision of Americans for the Arts is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant and equitable communities across the nation. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts has headquarters in Washington, DC and a second office located in New York, NY.

CULTURAL EQUITY COMPETENCIES

Americans for the Arts acknowledges the existence of systemic and structural biases and believes it is necessary to be strategic and intentional in pursuing cultural equity in all aspects of governance, operations, and programming. As an employee, you are expected to:

  • Pursue substantive learning to achieve greater cultural consciousness by attending at least one Americans for the Arts Learning Lab per quarter and/or other professional development opportunities
  • Support adoption of best practices to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work experience for colleagues and external partners
  • Strive to consider the people, places, and cultures that might be missing from your work and look for opportunities to increase inclusivity in all the work you do.
  • Support the mission and vision of Americans for the Arts in all interactions with colleagues, members and stakeholders
  • Encourage colleagues and external stakeholders to advance cultural equity by adhering to the standards outlined in the Staff Values & Behavior Agreement in all interactions

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Americans for the Arts believes that one of its greatest strengths is the rich diversity of its staff.

We provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, gender and gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, including pregnancy and childbirth, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, political belief or activity, veteran or military discharge status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law and regulations under Title VII.

The policy applies to all employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

All employees have the right to work in a workplace that is free of discrimination. Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination of any kind should contact their immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and any person violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The law prohibits retaliation against any employee for reporting discrimination or perceived discrimination, or for participating in an investigation of incidents of discrimination or perceived discrimination.

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits
  • Paid

Benefits

In addition to being 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 toward 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.

In addition to being part of their departmental team within a professional office environment, interns will have the opportunity to meet everyone at Americans for the Arts and…

How to Apply

To apply, please click the above links or visit our website (http://www.americansforthearts.org/about-americans-for-the-arts/internships) 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.

To apply, please click the above links or visit our website (http://www.americansforthearts.org/about-americans-for-the-arts/internships) for full descriptions of each…

Location

1000 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005

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