Arts advocacy Internships
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council offers credited and non-credited internship opportunities to current college students during spring, summer, and fall semesters. We have an ongoing submission process so students may submit their application at any time to be considered for an internship.
Students interested in gaining professional experience in nonprofit arts administration are encouraged to inquire about an internship with us. All of our interns will experience the hands on, daily work of a nonprofit arts organization. Currently, we are looking to secure interns interested in working on projects with the following focuses: marketing, graphic design, arts grant administration, event development, and arts advocacy initiatives.
|Printable Internship Application||Online Internship Application|
|Download the Printable Internship Application Form and mail to: Lehigh Valley Arts Council, 840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201, Allentown, PA 18101. Please include a cover letter and copy of your resume.||Use the Online Internship Application form, complete all fields and submit. Your information will be sent to our Operations Manager, who will review your application. You will receive a response by email or phone within two weeks.|
Hear from past interns
“I am a dancer/musician, educator, and arts advocate currently beginning my Sophomore year at Muhlenberg College. I encourage creative engagement that welcomes risk-taking, choice-making, and authenticity. Bravery and personal embodiment paired with community creates a better world, and I’m passionate about establishing the practical and logistical programs to channel art-makers’ dreams into an impactful reality. Partnering with Lehigh Valley Arts Council in pursuit of this goal is a pleasure, and I’m excited to see what the future might bring”.
“I am a rising junior at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, studying Communication Management and Graphic Design. I have always been involved in arts since I was young, and as an active member of my community I’m always looking to give back to the community that allowed me to find my voice in the arts. As a graphic designer, I’ve been able to work with Lehigh Valley Arts Council on their social media graphics, website design, and even work on creating elements of the Arts Calendar and Newsletter. It’s been a great experience and allowed me to grow some of my illustration skills”.
“This past semester, I had the opportunity to be the Community Engagement and Media Production intern for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. I gained experience creating a social media promotional package for our event Young at Art among many other engagement opportunities likes newsletters and social media posts. I became much more involved with the community of the Lehigh Valley and learned of many advocacy initiatives and groups local to the area. I gained lots of experience with web and graphic design which challenged me creatively. I was able to learn new hard skills while exploring my creativity through many different projects, oftentimes a few at the same time. This internship taught me to be ambitious and gave me the confidence to take initiative outside of Muhlenberg to create change in my own community. The Lehigh Valley Arts Council has inspired me to find ways to be an advocate for the arts and those without access to it. I am so thankful for my time there with them because of the skills I have learned and the kind of person it has led me to be.”