Looking for summer internships? Interested in community organizing? Check out these local summer internship opportunities below!
East West Players
Application deadline: April 15
East West Players is the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization. East West Players produces artistic work and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences. Founded in 1965, EWP stands today as the longest running operating theatre of color in the US and one of only a few mid-sized theatres in Southern California. The Marketing & Development Intern will work closely with East West Players staff to promote the 49th Anniversary Season. Through this internship, the intern will work on comprehensive initiatives as part of the season, including: building partnerships with local businesses, supporting subscriber and individual giving campaigns, researching marketing partners for our Mainstage productions, and assisting the producer of our One Night Only summer fundraising event.
Korean Resource Center
Final application deadline: May 2, with hiring on a rolling basis
This is a full time (40 hours/week) internship, over a 10 week period between June 16 and August 22. Start and End Dates may be flexible. Throughout the summer, the Korean Resource Center will actively campaign for immigrant rights as well as affordable housing for low-income seniors. This is an amazing opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a grassroots community organization, become trained in providing critical services to community members, and learn about progressive youth, immigrant, and senior organizing.
Interns will work based in KRC’s office in Los Angeles, CA. For more information: http://krcla.org/en/Intern
For graduating seniors, the KRC also has a number of job openings: http://krcla.org/blog/3255/
Kizuna’s Campus to Community Program
Application deadline: May 16
Kizuna is a youth development organization with a mission of building the next generation of leaders in the Japanese American community. We host a number of programs for all ages of the next generation. The Campus to Community program is a one-stop shop for any college student interested in working directly with youth. The program serves as a common application for multiple Japanese American youth programs, meaning you can select up to 3 programs to apply to by filling out one application. Want to work with elementary schoolers at Tanoshii? Elementary and middle schoolers with the Nikkei Discovery Camp? High schoolers at Youth CAN? No problem! Apply here for all, some, or one of the programs all at once!
Gain up to $300 per program you participate in. Apply here: www.kizuna-la.org/programs/campus-to-community/
Chinese American Museum
Application deadline: May 2
The Chinese American Museum has two summer internships available for undergraduate students through the Getty Multicultural Internship Program – the duration of the program is 10-weeks (June 10 – August 18). Each intern is qualify for a $4,000 stipend. These internships are available for currently enrolled full-time undergraduates who are members of underrepresented groups (individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.) in professions related to museums and the visual arts. There is a curatorial internship, which will allow the intern to work closely with the Curator to research, plan, and develop exhibits, and and educational internship, which will allow the intern to work with the Education Department to develop exhibit-based interactive materials, school-based educational workshops, and public programming.
For more information and how to apply: Getty Internship Job Description 2014
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Application deadline: April 25
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an educational and research archive that
collects, preserves, documents, and circulates domestic and international political posters relating to
historical and contemporary movements for social change. Through its programs, CSPG is reclaiming the
power of art to educate and inspire people to action.
The interns will receive training on some or all of the following projects:
1. Catalogue and data entry for political graphics using a museum database program.
2. Process and describe CSPG’s collection on a folder level
3. Research artistic and social justice issues as they relate to works in the collection.
4. Prepare digital images to be linked to database records.
5. Assist the Program Director with tasks related to fundraising and event planning.
6. Work on administrative tasks related to arts management.
For more information and how to apply: Getty Internship Summer at CSPG 2014
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Application Deadline: April 18
For the twenty-second consecutive year, the Williamson Gallery will hire three paid, full-time, ten- week summer multicultural interns sponsored by the Getty Grant Program. According to the Getty guidelines, these internships are “intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino-Hispanic, and Pacific Islander descent.”
For even more internship opportunities in LA County, check out this list of organizations with internships funded by the LA County Arts Commission!