Americans for the Arts

Summer 2018 Arts Eduction Intern

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/26/2018 1:32 PM)
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Learning in the arts enables every person to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. Americans for the Arts envisions a country where every child has access to—and takes part in—high quality learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community.


The Arts Education Program provides leadership development, networking, research, and tools that empower individuals and organizations to create equitable systems and strong policies which strengthen the arts education ecosystem. We seek to unify diverse stakeholders, including arts education professionals, cultural and education sector leaders, the business community, parents, and young people, to create change in their communities, states, and the nation.


The Arts Education Intern will assist the Arts Education Program Manager on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of arts education professionals nationwide.


Each intern will develop a semester-long project in coordination with the Arts Education Program Manager.  Each project will be designed to deepen and expand our current work in leadership development, research and policy, or the development and dissemination of tools and resources.


The intern may be responsible for additional tasks including:

  • Reviewing publications and drafting summaries related to federal, state, and local policies for arts education
  • Assisting with research on arts education topics
  • Writing and editing of arts education publications
  • Tracking relevant news stories about arts education
  • Other projects and assignments given by the Arts Education Program Manager


  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent college graduate
  • Experience and interest in cultural policy, education policy, or arts education research and practice
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and juggle numerous assignments at one time
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate with staff in a professional and courteous manner


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