“My internship at Atlantic Center for the Arts was a valuable and enjoyable experience. I looked forward to interning every day at ACA because of the welcoming and friendly staff, the beautiful surroundings, and the many interesting projects I was immersed in.”
Abby Olson, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY - Winter 2010-11
The Atlantic Center for the Arts internship program provides residential and non-residential opportunities for year-round learning experiences in arts administration to college students or graduates, with a variety of specialization options. Depending on demand, ACA internships may be competitive.
Interns are expected to assist with administrative and operational duties of the organization (answering the phone, helping with office work, etc). Administrative opportunities for focus include research, exhibitions, residency program, community arts, development, graphic design, and social media. If you have a special interest or project you would like to accomplish, please propose this to us and we will direct your internship accordingly.
Internships also offer an opportunity to participate as an audience member at residency and community events. Interns are encouraged to attend on and off site programs.
Interns are eligible to receive college course credit for their work. Arrangements should be made with the intern's course supervisor prior to the beginning of the internship to ensure that course credit is received.
Residential internships require a commitment of 40 hours/week in exchange for housing on ACA’s main campus. Residential interns are expected to be available 9 - 5 Monday through Friday. If the internship should fall during a residency, then weekday meals are also provided. Please consult the website for the most recent residency calendar. Residential interns are eligible for a $15/workday meal stipend when there is no residency.
Non-residential internships require a commitment of at least 8 hours/week, occurring on regularly scheduled dates/times.
Documentation internships are available to individuals with photography and/or videography education and experience. This internship model presents an opportunity to build a documentation portfolio, receive photo/video credit for your work, and gain experience documenting a variety of events in a variety of settings. Documentation internships may be residential or non-residential, and can be scheduled around ACA’s events schedule.
Individual studio time is not available to interns. If you would like to work in the studios, you should apply for a residency or consider renting studio space. In addition, ACA interns do not work as studio assistants to the artists-in-residence.
Potential interns should email a completed Internship Form, resume, and a brief description of what they expect from the internship program to Community Arts Manager, Jim Zock.
For more information, phone Jim Zock at 386-427-6975 ext 10.