The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in an internship through the Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI). AWI provides paid internships to Connecticut college students, emerging creative professionals and military veterans at various arts and culture organizations throughout Connecticut.
COA will select 37 individuals, a combination of college, emerging professionals and 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 an organization that is aligned with their specific professional goals and desired career track.
To be eligible, an individual must:
- Be a Connecticut resident
- Have availability to successfully complete the program (internships must take place between June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019)
- 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
- Be enrolled in an accredited college or university or be an emerging arts professional (for the “40 and Under” category)
- Be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces (for the “Veterans In the Arts Workforce” category)
Internships are available at the following organizations:
1214 Foundation, Newtown
Arts Council of Greater New Haven, New Haven
Bruce Museum, Greenwich
CAPA/Shubert Theatre, New Haven
Cuatro Puntos, Hartford
Ely Center of Contemporary Arts, New Haven
Goodspeed Musicals, East Haddam
Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford
Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Guilford
Hartford Public Library, Hartford
International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
The iQuilt Plan, Hartford
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Hartford
Lutz Children’s Museum, Manchester
Main Street Ballet Company, Woodbury
Music Mountain, Lakeville
New Haven Pride Center, New Haven
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, New Haven
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, Newtown
Night Fall, Hartford
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, Middletown
Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine, East Granby
Pilobolus, Washington Depot
Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury
Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford
Site Projects, New Haven
Stamford Downtown, Stamford
Stamford Symphony, Stamford
STYLE Tinaliah, New Haven
The Kennedy Center, Trumbull
Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington Depot
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Middletown
- Notification of selections will take place on or before May 13, 2019.
- The internship must take place between June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.
- An intern is required to complete a total of 250 hours between June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019.
- Selected interns will determine a work schedule with the host organization.
- Interns will receive payment from the host organization where their internship will take place.
- Host organizations will be granted $3,750 per intern and will pay the intern at the rate of $15 per hour.
Reporting Requirements for Interns:
Selected interns, along with a representative from the host organization, will be required to attend an in-person, “check-in” meeting at the Connecticut Office of the Arts’ offices in Hartford, Connecticut. Selected interns will be required to complete and submit a final report upon completion of their internship.
Contact Adriane Jefferson at 860-500-2328 or via email.