The Arts Workforce Initiative internships

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 30, 2020

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in an intern/apprenticeship through the Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI).AWI is a paid intern/apprenticeship program that provides Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.

COA will select 20 individuals – a combination of college, emerging creative professionals and military veterans – who have experience in or wish to grow professionally in the areas of arts administration, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education, and literary arts. These individuals will be matched with a host organization that is aligned with their specific professional goals and desired career track.
Eligibility:
An individual must:
  • be a Connecticut resident;
  • have availability to successfully complete the program (intern/apprenticeships take place between June – September 2020);
  • have experience in or wish to grow professionally in the following categories: arts administration, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education, and literary arts; and
  • be enrolled in or a recent graduate from an accredited college or university OR be an emerging creative professional OR a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
Important Information:
  • Notification of selections will take place the week of April 6, 2020.
  • Selected individuals are required to attend professional development training session(s) that will take place in May 2020.
  • The intern/apprenticeship will take place between June – September 2020.
  • Individuals placed with a host organization must complete a total of 250 hours.
  • Selected individuals will determine a work schedule with the host organization.
  • Rate of pay is $15 per hour. Selected individuals will be paid directly by the host organization where intern/apprenticeship will take place.
  • Selected individuals will be required to submit a final report upon completion of intern/apprenticeship.
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How To Apply:
The Arts Workforce Initiative application must be submitted on-line.
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 30, 2020.
Questions:
Contact Brianna Regine Walston via email.
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