Creative Long Beach Internship Program

The Creative Long Beach Internship Program strives to develop and retain new arts leaders by pairing California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College students with quality internships at Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. The program is facilitated by the Arts Council for Long Beach and provides an educational framework that expands opportunities for current college students in preparing them for future job placement in the arts and culture sector.

Creative Long Beach Internship Program Guidelines

Creative Long Beach Host Application

Creative Long Beach Host Organization Application

  • PART I: APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • PART II: ORGANIZATION PROFILE

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE - 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

    Any Questions? Contact Laura Nelson, Office & Development Manager at Laura.Nelson@artslb.org or call: (562) 435-2787 Ext: 106
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • PART III: NARRATIVE SECTION

  • In the box below, give a brief overview of the organization, mission, and current projects (up to 350 words).
  • In the box below, please provide a detailed project description for which the intern will be responsible while working at the organization (600-700 words).
  • In the box below, describe what tasks the intern will be responsible for (up to 400 words).
  • In the box below, briefly explain what skills, knowledge and other requirements your organization expects from an intern (400-500 words).
  • In the box below, provide a simple description of the internship. The Arts Council for Long Beach will use this for internship announcements, recruitment, and marketing purposes (200 words).
  • There is no guarantee that an extension will be granted. The Committee will take consideration intern’s and organization’s attendance of mandatory events. Only students who are enrolled in 2020-2021 academic year qualify.
  • Provide a detailed explanation of the skills, knowledge, and experience the intern will gain from this opportunity (600-700 words).
  • In the box below, briefly describe the intern’s work environment and what equipment will be made available to them.
  • PART IV: INTERN SUPERVISOR SECTION

  • In the box below, briefly describe the supervisor’s position and experience at the organization (400-500 words).

Creative Long Beach is a semester-long paid internship program that serves college students and arts and culture nonprofit organizations in the city of Long Beach. The Arts Council’s internship program matches upper division or graduate students at California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of the Arts and Long Beach City College (LBCC) students with Long Beach arts organizations. Students develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit arts administration and the role of the arts in the community. Participating host site organizations help develop new arts leaders while gaining the assistance of motivated students. Creative Long Beach aids with expanding Long Beach’s internship capacity and local hiring goals. In addition to working 10 hours a week for 17 weeks at each organization, students participate in programming events which include professional development events and a seminar.

Student Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled students at the time of the internship
  • Currently enrolled upper division undergraduate or graduate level California State University, Long Beach students with a major or minor in the College of the Arts.
  • Currently enrolled Long Beach City College students who demonstrate significant success in arts coursework and have completed at least 20 units in an arts related field.

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Program Partners

Program Supporters and sponsors

Creative Long Beach Committee

Barbara Blackwell

Victoria Bryan

Tasha Hunter

Linda Gunn

Sharon L. Weissman

Lyn Pohlmann

Cyrus Parker-Jeannette

Sponsors

Barbara Blackwell

Edison International

Linda Gunn

Dorothy & Randel King

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – Janice Hahn

Matson Foundation

Molina Family Foundation

Lyn & John Pohlmann

Port of Long Beach

Marco Schindelmann