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.
Creative Long Beach Internship 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.
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 an arts related field.
  • 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.


2018 Intern Cohort

Brielle Biscocho

Brielle Biscocho

Marketing and Special Projects Intern

Brielle Biscocho is the Arts Council for Long Beach Marketing and Special Projects InternShe works with Lisa Desmidt, Director of Programs, on promoting local events and managing the organization’s social media pages. Brielle currently attends California State University Long Beach studying both Film and Journalism.  Throughout college she has worked on several productions including short films, entertainment news, and variety shows.

Arturo Baez

Arturo Baez

Interpretive Education Intern

Arturo Baez is currently serving his Creative Long Beach term as an Interpretive Education Intern at the Museum of Latin American Art. Arturo helps the museum by assisting the Curator of Education, Gabriela Martinez conduct research regarding future exhibitions, and creating educational material for docents. His goals are to learn as much as possible about running a non-profit organization that focuses on Latin American Art and art education, and to expand his network within that community. Arturo is currently a junior at California State University Long Beach studying studio art.

Rebekah Ressler

Rebekah Ressler

Living Arts Intern

Rebekah Rose is a local Long Beach yoga teacher and college student. She is currently enrolled full time at Long Beach City College where she is getting her associate’s degree for creative writing and hopes to transfer to Long Beach State for art illustration. Rebekah’s work with yoga has been focused mostly on using the practice for healing and overcoming the effects of trauma. As she continues to develop herself professionally, she hopes to fuse her passion for the arts with her love of yoga to create programs where students can heal and express themselves through these two outlets.Rebekah is excited about having the opportunity to intern with Living Arts Coordinator, Sayon Syprasoeuth in the Living Arts Long Beach program at United Cambodian Community. Being allowed to learn under and network with working professional artists, while also participating as a youth mentor is an experience she didn’t expect to get as an undergrad and for that she is truly grateful.

Kat Hoang

Kat Hoang

Graphic Design Intern

Kat Hoang’s drive to pursue design as a career has always been driven by her love and curiosity of problem solving, culture, technology and the arts. She is interested in visual and interaction design and user research. She is currently the graphic design intern at the University Art Museum (UAM) and remote visual designer at Iteris. Her supervisor is Amanda Fruta, the Public Affairs & Communications Specialist. When Kat doesn’t design she is ideally grilling steak in the outdoors, traveling remotely with her parents and friends, boxing, or exploring other software.

Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea Gutierrez

Curatorial Intern

Andrea Gutierrez is a junior at California State University Long Beach in the BFA painting and drawing program. She is currently the Curatorial Intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site where she works closely with supervisor Sarah Wolk FitzGerald, Historical Curator. At Rancho Los Cerritos she is learning museum curation, exhibition design and collections care among other things. Her goal is to learn as much as she can to help further her career in the arts.

Mariah Rae Maglalang

Mariah Rae Maglalang

Development Intern

Mariah Rae Maglalang is a graduate student at CSULB’s Bob Bole Conservatory of Music studying Opera Performance. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University as a Vocal Performance major and Journalism minor. Currently, Mariah serves as the Development Intern at Long Beach Opera, under the Director of Development Hannah Waldman and Executive Director Jennifer Rivera. She primarily assists in preparing for the annual gala, fundraising, and grant writing. Mariah previously interned at LBO as Production Intern under the supervision of Eric Bridges. She is invested in LBO’s vision, and believes the company is taking the operatic platform in a compelling new direction.

Matthew Lopez

Matthew Lopez

Education and Community Engagement Intern

Matt is a Graduate student at Cal State Long Beach earning a M.M in flute performance. He is the education and community engagement intern for Long Beach Symphony, working with Issy Roberts, Director of Education and Special Events. Matt has been engaged with communicating with high school volunteers, gathering data from ensemble performances, and helping stage at the Toyota Youth Concerts. Matt will continue to be involved with education and the community including managing the Instrument Petting Zoo in April. He hopes to learn enough about arts administration to start a successful career and possibly continue to work for Long Beach Symphony.

Program Partners

Professional Development Series 

In addition to working at each host site organization, interns participate in programming which includes two professional development events and one annual seminar. The first professional development event is in partnership with The Nonprofit Partnership and the second with CSULB’s Career Development Center as well as three community professionals. Through this programming students learn about the fundamentals of nonprofits, are exposed to career resources, and hear from Long Beach community professionals on how the arts and culture sector has served as a stake in their creative career.Save

This program is unlike any other. I have gained the support of people who inspire me to change the world.
-Louise Nguyen, Development Intern at Long Beach Opera, Spring 2016

Spring 2018 Host Sites

Love Long Beach Festival
Love Long Beach 2019 is the 6th annual edition of the festival, celebrating the magic of all that is Long Beach. Taking place
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Love Long Beach Festival

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is located in downtown Long Beach, California. Housed in a contemporary structure designed
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Museum of Latin American Art

Creative Long Beach Internship Program Committee

Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Committee Chair
Barbara Blackwell
Victoria Bryan
Linda Gunn
Tasha Hunter, Board President for ACLB
Lyn Pohlmann
Sharon Weissman


This program is supported by our generous donors:


Jean Bixby Smith
Barbara Blackwell
Brigette Brown
Loara Cadavona
Sherry Diamond
Stacey Gibbs
Linda Gunn
Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Sylvia Hartman
Joesph Herron
Tasha W. Hunter
Dr. Randel King
Lyn Pohlmann
Cyrus Parker-Jeannette
Jocelynn Pryor
Marco Schindelmann
Connie Sziebl
Brian Trimble
Ray Van Natta
Sharon Weismann

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