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Students in the Program participate in New York area, domestic, and international internships. Internships average 20 hours per week over a period of at least four months. A student may elect to take more than one internship. Internships are both paid and unpaid, and students in the program have consistently won competitive internships and awards, including the prestigious J.P. Morgan internships and the Morse Fellowship at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

The Internship Coordinator spends 20 hours a week advising students on internships and helping to secure the best opportunities for them. An initial survey and meeting help the student and Coordinator focus on appropriate areas of interest including the type of internship, the number of internships, and particular disciplines or skill-specific areas-marketing, development, education, etc. The Internship Office also acts as a job and intern reference library with the latest recruitment material on file for current students and alumni. Contracts, evaluations by both students and host institutions, explanatory internship manuals and brochures are regular occurrences. Students also receive additional referrals from alumni and personal referrals from faculty who are working at very high levels in the field.

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)
Development Director

American Opera Projects

Carnegie Hall
Program Coordinator

AMS Planning and Research

AMS Planning and Research

Artists Space

Columbia University
Director of Development

Asian Cultural Council

Japan Foundation
Program Officer

Association of Portuguese Museums

Bard College for the Decorative Arts
Director of Development

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra

New Haven Symphony
Marketing Director

Caesar & Washburn

Alliance for the Arts
Deputy Director

Carnegie Hall

Long Island Arts Council
Executive Director

Chase Manhattan Bank
Corporate Philanthropy

Center for Arts Education
Assistant Director of Development

Chase Manhattan Bank
Corporate Philanthropy

Manhattan Theatre Club
Assistant Director of Development

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Deputy Director of Education

Downtown Music

Westchester Symphony Orchestra
Executive Director

Fitz & Co.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Coordinator, Special Events

IMG Artists

McKinsey & Co.

John Schreiber Group

Peace Center for the Performing Arts (SC)
Director of Development

José Limon Dance Foundation

YWCA of the City of New York
Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations

The Kitchen

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Assistant Director of Marketing

Komar & Melamid

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Director of Visual Arts Programs

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Annual Fund Manager

Michael Schmidt Management

American Music Center
Grants Manager

Museum of the City of New York

Manhattan Children's Museum
Manager of Public Programs

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art
Marketing Manager, New Media

National Academy of Design

School of Visual Arts (NYC)
Assistant to the Chair of Art Therapy

National Asian American Theater

Irish Repertory Theater
Managing Director

National Gallery of Ireland

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Manager of Education and Government Relations

New York Foundation for the Arts

The Jewish Museum
Assistant Director of Program Funding

Nolan/Eckman Gallery

Art News
Advertising Staff

Research Center for Arts and Culture

American Ballet Theatre
Executive Director

Image: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum