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Program in Arts Administration
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Program in Arts Administration

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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Opportunities > Internships


As a required part of the M.A. degree, the internship involves a semester-long, 320-hour commitment. You may work with an organization of your choice, selecting the visual or performing arts, or explore other areas within the non-profit or for-profit sectors.

The Internship Coordinator works closely with students, advising on areas of individual interest, navigating the application process, registration, and tracking eventual placements. While the program does not place students in internships, the Internship Coordinator maintains ongoing communication with organizations and alumni to facilitate potential connections and opportunities.

Please click here for more information on the ARAD internship program.

Sample Internships

Internships prepare students for leadership positions in the arts. A sample of internships and subsequent employment positions of graduates appears below:


Current Job

American Museum of Natural History

The Valentine Museum (VA)

American Opera Projects

Carnegie Hall

AMS Planning and Research

AMS Planning and Research 

Artists Space

Columbia University

Asian Cultural Council

Japan Foundation

Association of Portuguese Museums

Bard College for the Decorative Arts

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra

New Haven Symphony

Caesar & Washburn

Alliance for the Arts

Carnegie Hall

Long Island Arts Council

Chase Manhattan Bank
Corporate Philanthropy

Center for Arts Education

Chase Manhattan Bank
Corporate Philanthropy

Manhattan Theatre Club

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Downtown Music

Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Fitz & Co.

New Museum of Contemporary Art

IMG Artists

McKinsey & Co.

John Schreiber Group

Peace Center for the Performing Arts (SC)

José Limon Dance Foundation

YWCA of the City of New York

The Kitchen

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Komar & Melamid

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Michael Schmidt Management

American Music Center

Museum of the City of New York

Manhattan Children's Museum

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

National Academy of Design

School of Visual Arts (NYC)

National Asian American Theater

Irish Repertory Theater

National Gallery of Ireland

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

New York Foundation for the Arts

The Jewish Museum

Nolan/Eckman Gallery

Art News

Research Center for Arts and Culture

American Ballet Theatre

Image: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum