Los Angeles Arts Funded Internships

The Los Angeles Arts Funded 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), Los Angeles Philharmonic, 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.

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 opens in December with a deadlines varying throughout the spring. Check the individual posting to confirm dates.

To apply, find the links to opportunities on the sidebar of this page, or search for “Los Angeles Arts” (use quotes) within the Yale Career Link jobs board.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover letter


  • Housing: Program contacts can advise in finding housing, though early outreach is recommended.
  • Meals: Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals.
  • Transportation: Interns are responsible for meeting their own travel and transportation needs.

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