Scottsdale, AZ

Fall internship programs at Scottsdale Arts

Sandy Casariego

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scottsdale Arts is looking for applicants to join the 2021 Fall Internship Program with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art, and Scottsdale Arts Finance and Development Departments.

The Scottsdale Arts Internship Program's purpose is to inspire and introduce the arts and nonprofit fields to the next generation. This program is offering paid internships, open for all applicants from local to national colleges universities.

The interns will have the chance to experience the operation of a multidisciplinary nonprofit arts organization, through a 140–160 hour work per program period. Moreover, the interns will also gain fundamental workplace skills, and specialized training in specific disciplines.

SMoCA is looking for a graduate, fresh graduate, or upper-level undergraduate student majoring in art history, museum studies, or related fields. SMoCa Intern’s main responsibility is supporting the Museum Curatorial team. This program required organizational skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication.

Scottsdale Arts Finance and Development department is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student with interests in arts administration, nonprofit management, accounting, public administration, or data science. The program prefers applicants with Excel knowledge, research experience, and interest in doing longer projects.

Scottsdale Arts realized the lack of diversity among young workers within the arts sector and has planned this internship with diversity access in mind. Scottsdale Arts will give strong consideration to BIPOC applicants for the program and encourage young students from diverse communities to apply.

Starting Spring 2021, all interns will be paid $12.15 per hour for a maximum of 160 hours per semester. The applicants are required to prepare a resume and cover letter describing their interest in their chosen internship position in order to apply for this program.

For more information about the program, click here.

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