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Intro to ARAD 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.

Interns may not displace regular employees, per the Depart of Labor's website.

ARAD Internships: A Day in the Life of Myriam Varjacques

Visit with Myriam Varjacques, Arts Administration student, as she balances home, school, commuting, and an internship at Lincoln Center Public Programming.


Internship Symposium

Each semester, students in registered internships are required to participate in the Symposium with a formal presentation of the internship experience. Serving as a platform for students to synthesize their semester-long internship engagements into a cohesive demonstration of their individual education objectives, the purpose of the event is to provide a greater understanding of how the internship program enriches classroom academics and aids in professional development.

Previous Host Organizations

Students in the Arts Administration program are regularly offered highly competitive internships across a variety of large and community-based organizations. A sampling of recent host organizations include:

  • Art21
  • Art in General
  • Artist Pension Trust
  • Artnet
  • Asia Society
  • Barbara Gladstone Gallery
  • Christie's
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • Creative Capital
  • Creative Time
  • The Drawing Center
  • EmcArts
  • The Frick Collection
  • Groundswell
  • Jen Bekman Projects
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Noguchi Museum
  • Pace Gallery
  • Phillips de Pury
  • Public Art Fund
  • Residency Unlimited
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Sotheby's
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • American Ballet Theater
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • Carnegie Hall
  • IMG Artists
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Joyce Theater
  • Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Center Corporate Fund
  • Martha Graham Dance
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • New Victory Theater
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York Philharmonic
  • New York Theater Workshop
  • Performa
  • The Public Theater
  • SITI Company
  • Theater Communications Group
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Center for Arts Education
  • Chilean Consulate General
  • Dunch Arts
  • FITZ & CO
  • La Placa Cohen
  • Lord Cultural Resources
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Park Avenue Armory