Americans for the Arts

Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program 2018

US-NY-New York
1 month ago(12/21/2017 2:51 PM)
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The mission of the Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) is to develop creative partnerships between the arts and business communities in New York— both enhancing the business skills of the arts sector and promoting creative engagement within the business sector. Through the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program, ABC/NY seeks diverse and talented students and strives for the best fit between an intern and a host organization.  ABC/NY convenes a class of interns who come from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts management and have varied interests. We want to gain an understanding of applicants’ academic and extracurricular achievements and their interests, goals, and career ambitions.  Please use the application form and personal essays to tell us about yourself and help ABC/NY to make the best possible matches.   


The Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program is an intensive summer experience designed to promote cultural equity in the arts management field.


Preferred skills and experiences include:

  • a background traditionally underrepresented in arts leadership;
  • an interest in arts management or arts/business/marketing coursework, professional work, and/or extracurricular activities;
  • a commitment to cultural equity.


Eligible candidates must submit all of the following:

  1. One-page resume that indicates past employers and job responsibilities.
  2. Cover Letter: Please address the following prompts as your Cover Letter (350 words). What is your personal definition of cultural equity?  Why is cultural equity important?  Share an experience when you interacted effectively with people who had lives and ideas that did not align with yours. What happened?
  3. Application Questions: Please complete all application questions in full.  All three short answer questions and all demographic prompts must be completed to be considered.  Please note these questions will be asked toward the end of the application.
  4. Letter of Recommendation: from a professor, adviser, or employer.  Letter should be uploaded on the Cover Letter section of the application. They may also submit letter directly to

Eligible candidates must also:

  • be available during the entire length of the program, June 4 - August 9, 2018;
  • be currently enrolled as an undergraduate; and
  • be able to provide Employment Eligibility Verification. Applicants must be able to provide (but do not need to include with application materials) EITHER one document from List A OR one document from List B, plus one document from List C. (If you can provide a document from List A, you do not need any documents from List B or List C.) (Click here to download a PDF of eligible documents).


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