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2020 Summer Arts Administration Internship - Fellowships & Jazz

Internship Responsibilities

Individual Artist Fellowships (60%)

The intern will gain an understanding of the grantmaking process by assisting with the administration of the New Jersey State Council on the Artist Individual Artist Fellowship program, managed by MAAF in partnership with the state arts agency.  Interns will have primary responsibility for, or participate in: receiving applications and reviewing for completeness, providing technical assistance for applicants, contacting applicants for supplemental materials, and assisting in preparations for panel review. 

Jazz Programming (30%)

The intern will work directly with the program manager to assist with various projects related to MAAF’s Jazz Touring Network program.

Professional Development Opportunities and Special Projects (10%)

The intern will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings, workshops, and other educational activities when feasible.

Skill Set Required

Internships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have recently completed their course of study. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated interest in the arts, good communication skills, be organized, committed, and have the ability to work well with a diverse group of constituents. Coursework or experience in the fields of arts administration or in the arts is strongly preferred. 

Previous experience or interest in Jazz is not required. However, applicants are encouraged to discuss their connection to and/or interest in Jazz in their application materials.  

Familiarity with basic computer applications is required, preferably with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook; and experience conducting Internet-based research. Data entry or other relevant experience using data collection software is a plus.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Fine Arts or Arts Related

Internship Location

Balitmore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Pay: Yes, $1,800 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 26, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Other - Supplemental materials that may strengthen application are not required but will be accepted
Application Instructions

Interested candidates should provide the following materials:

  1. Written résumé or curriculum vitae
  2. A written cover letter stating the reason for applying and goals for the internship. In addition to a cover letter, applicants may choose to submit an optional video introduction no longer than 5 minutes in which they further discuss their goals, background, and interests.
  3. Supplemental materials that may strengthen application are not required but will be accepted

Additional Information

Duration: Mid-June 2019 through late August 2019 (208 hours total, typically 20 hours per week for  10-11 weeks)

Compensation: $2,225 stipend; up to $50 per week in reimbursement for the cost of mass transportation or parking

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation interns are not considered eligible for any program administered by MAAF for the duration of their internship.


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Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. The Foundation’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchange.