interns wanted

Here at ArtsQuest, we're looking for creative, energetic, and driven interns that are passionate about the arts, music and education.  If you want to be involved in the day-to-day inner workings of a dynamic and entrepreneurial non-profit arts and entertainment organization, work hard and have fun while doing so while earning college credit in the process, we want YOU!

Below you'll find a quick reference guide to the application and selection process and timelines for the program as well as a snapshot of some of our internship opportunities.


ArtsQuest internship fun-fact-to-impress-your-friends-with:
9 current ArtsQuest staff members started as interns. True story.

ArtsQuest Internship FAQ's

  • Yes, all interns must be currently enrolled in an academic program, either undergraduate or graduate during the semester in which he/she participates.
  • Yes, all interns must be eligible for earning college credit during the semester in which he/she participates in order to qualify for consideration.
  • Yes, our internships are unpaid.
  • Yes, you will be challenged.
  • Yes, you will make new friends.
  • Yes, you will get a real-life project-based experience that you can take ownership of and be able to talk about with prospective employers...and WOW them!
  • And yes...you will have fun while doing it!

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Application Instructions

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All applicants for Internships must be:

  • currently enrolled in a credit or degree program, either part-time or full-time, undergraduate or graduate, during the semester for which you are applying for an internship
  • must be eligible for receiving college credit through your educational institution

Timing is Everything...

  • Applications for consideration for ArtsQuest Summer Internships are accepted
    December 1 through May 1
  • Applications for consideration for ArtsQuest Fall Internships are accepted
    March 1 through June 1
  • Applications for consideration for ArtsQuest Spring Internships are accepted
    September 1 through November 1

Applicants are required to send the following information for consideration to Chris Stubbe, Volunteer and Internship Coordinator at internships@artsquest.org, phone 610-332-1354.

  • Current Resume
  • Cover letter stating the following:
    1. reason for applying for the internship with ArtsQuest
    2. which department or area you are interested in
    3. the necessary requirements for receiving college credit through your educational institution (# of required hours, paperwork completion process, your advisor's name, phone # and e-mail address)
    4. How you expect to benefit from the program
  • 1-3 Letters of Recommendation from a Student Advisor, Professor or former or current Supervisor regarding your work habits, skills or abilities that might apply to your particular internship (these letters can be emailed separate from the cover letter and resume to Rebecca Righi)
  • Some departments require writing samples for their internship application (see each internship description for details)

Selection Process

Summer Internships (Application Deadline May 1):

  • Resume Review, Interviews and Selection, through end of April
  • Summer Internship Period runs June (1st week) through August (through the duration of Musikfest). Students applying for Summer Internships must be available during this timeframe

Internships include the following whenever possible:

  • Intern Orientation/Meet and Greet
  • End of Term Review and Appreciation Event

Fall Internships (Application Deadline June 1):

  • Resume Review, Interviews and Selection, through end of August
  • Fall Internship Period runs from September (2nd week) through December (2nd week). Students applying for Fall Internships must be available during this timeframe

Internships include the following whenever possible:

  • Intern Orientation/Meet and Greet
  • End of Term Review and Appreciation Event

Spring Internships (Application Deadline November 1):

  • Resume Review, Interviews and Selection, through end of December.
  • Spring Internships run from the 3rd week of January through the 3rd week in April. Students applying for Spring Internships must be available during this timeframe

Internships include the following whenever possible:

  • Intern Orientation/Meet and Greet
  • End of Term Review and Appreciation Event

Internship opportunities

Arts Education/Administration, Hot Glass Studio Internships

Hospitality/Tourism, Performing Arts, Cinema/Comedy, Levitt Pavilion Internships

Human Resources, Finance Internships

Social Media & Digital Marketing/Public Relations/Editorial, Web Design and Graphic Design Internships

Volunteer Programs, Sponsorship/Development, Membership/Development, Community Engagement

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