Internship Opportunity: Unpaid intern, Library for Performing Arts Programming Department, NYPL

The Library for Performing Arts Programming Department has an exciting internship program available to students who want to gain hands on experience in Museum Studies. This internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn the roles and processes of public program development. Interns will participate in the development of current and future public programs as well as social media outreach and exhibition interpretation. Interns will also gain exposure to various topics such as political comedy, contemporary theater, experimental dance, and jazz.

Under the mentorship of the Artistic Producer of Programs, the interns will learn and gain professional insights to the different arts presentation, museum, and Library career paths. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are currently enrolled in a performance, arts administration, and museum studies degree programs.

Intern(s) must be able to work at least 2 days per week (between 12 – 15 hours per week) during normal business hours. (Monday- Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM). Attendance at an orientation is mandatory.


Principal Responsibilities:

The following programs are expected to be under development in the Summer of 2016: programs on political comedy, contemporary theater, experimental dance, new music, chamber music, Broadway musicals, and jazz.  Interns will have the opportunity to work program research and development under the supervision of the Artistic Producer. Interns will meet three times during their internship to partake in different reflection and analysis sessions. During these training sessions, interns will research current trends pertaining to future programs, brainstorm and work with the exhibition curator and designer and other departments.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • All candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree graduate or undergraduate program.

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