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The Los Angeles Arts Internships are an alumni supported summer internship program that seeks to connect Yale undergraduates with a diversity of arts administration opportunities in and around the Los Angeles area. Through this program, each year three to five Yale undergraduates are supported in funded positions at employers that have include American Contemporary Ballet, LA Opera, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Los Angeles Master Chorale. LA Arts interns come from a variety of backgrounds and engage in arts administration roles that can include research, programming, education, design, development and communications.

Thanks to the support of Yale alumni, and the generosity of the Ahmanson Foundation, student participants receive a stipend to assist with their summer expenses. Customarily the stipend has been $5,500.

Quote: This experience surprised me in its flexibility, and in the level of trust my supervisor showed in allowing me to take on so many weighty and challenging tasks. These responsibilities made me feel valued, which helped me to take risks that pushed me to grow on a personal level.

- Meg Guzulescul '19, Los Angeles Arts Intership at LACMA



Internships are open to Yale College undergraduates. All internships are expected to be a minimum of 8 weeks in duration. Start and end dates can be negotiated with the employer.

Application Process

Internship application begins in December; individual employer deadlines will vary with most falling within the March-April range.

To apply, search for "LA Arts Internship" (use quotes) within the Yale Career Link jobs board.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover letter



Students are responsible for their own housing, though employers can often provide location and resource advice.


Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals.


Interns are responsible for meeting their own travel and transportation needs. It is usually recommended (but not required) to have a car because where you live and work may be far apart and the public transportation system in these locations may not easily serve your daily needs.