Website Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)
Arts Inclusion Merit (AIM)
The Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program’s goal is to encourage diversity in the art industry and will provide substantive, paid, part-time educational opportunities for undergraduate students, exposing them to a variety of career paths in the museum field.
The Partnerships team works with major corporations and foundations to raise critical funds for the museum’s key functions, including: exhibitions, collection conservation, educational programs (such as music, film, and technology), special projects, and annual events. The Partnerships intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the Development process, from prospecting to cultivation and solicitation, all the way through to fulfillment of foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s annual Art+Film Gala, among other events.
Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Produce pitch materials for exhibitions, programs, and events
- Develop grant proposals and wrap reports
- Identify new foundation donors and corporate sponsors through research and effective solicitation strategies
- Process gifts and draft acknowledgment letters
- Create content for donor publications and general communications outreach
- Update and maintaining donor information in a database and files
- Attend special events, curator talks, and Development meetings to learn about upcoming programming as well as forwarding LACMA’s mission, collection, and organizational system
- Attend and support LACMA special events like the annual Art+Film Gala
- This is a paid part-time internship (16-24 hours per week, $16.04/hr).
- Anticipated Internship period: September 16, 2022 – December 09, 2022.
This internship is appropriate for upper-division students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies in Los Angeles County with experience in communications, art history, business development, or marketing, and who are interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting.
- Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by June, 2022. Students who recently graduated in May or June, 2022 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must submit an unofficial transcript with their applications for verification.
- Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Complete a 500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and your response to above essay prompt.
The deadline to apply is August 14, 2022.