DeVos Institute Internships
As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute and its leadership offer valuable, hands-on experience for current students and recent graduates in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. DeVos Institute Interns gain an expansive understanding of the arts and cultural industry by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical skills in many areas including event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications.
The Institute accepts applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms on a rolling basis.
Program Management, Fellowships
The DeVos Institute’s competitive fellowship program provides intensive training for executive-level arts managers from around the world for four weeks each summer for three consecutive years. Fellowship Interns work closely with Institute staff to plan and execute events, seminars, and site visits in Washington, D.C. and select east coast cities. Fellowship Interns gain hands-on experience in program & event management, travel management, and program evaluation. These positions are ideal for individuals with prior logistical or event management experience and a genuine interest in arts management practices around the world.
Program Management, Capacity Building Programs
The DeVos Institute’s capacity building programs provide training and support for executive, artistic, and board leadership in arts communities’ worldwide. The two-year programs provide tailored assistance to a cohort of 10 - 60 organizations through seminars, online master classes, and one-on-one consultations. Program Management Interns gain valuable experience in event planning, travel management, vendor coordination, and evaluation, both through in-person and online activities. These positions are ideal for individuals interested in education, event management, and/or hospitality and tourism. Read more about the Institute's Capacity Building programs.
In addition to the positions above, some DeVos Institute Interns have the opportunity to provide support for the Institute’s consulting services, supporting the DeVos Institute’s engagements with both domestic and international arts organizations through research and data analysis. Consulting projects differ per client and include a wide array of practical research such as financial analysis, industry affinity marketing, and prospecting research.
Internships are full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (15-30 hours per week) unpaid opportunities that are intended to complement a student’s academic program of study, during, or shortly following an undergraduate or graduate program. Interns have the opportunity to attend special events, including presentations with domestic and international delegations that visit the Institute. Upon acceptance into the program, Interns develop a personalized schedule with their program manager based on their availability. A transportation subsidy will be provided at a rate of $6 per day.
Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors in undergraduate programs, master’s candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years. Internships may be completed for academic credit through the Intern’s current college or university.
To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to the DeVos Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the dates you are available and the number of hours per week you are applying for in your cover letter.