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LMCC Summer 2017 Internship Program

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Working Time
Part Time

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Internship program provides an ideal setting to gain an “out of the classroom” experience in the arts. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections to successfully prepare you for a career in a variety of non-profit arts settings. Whether you are in college, a recent graduate, or a young adult looking to make a career transition, our 25 person staff is ready to share their knowledge and experience with you.

LMCC provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. Interns learn about and participate in the planning, execution, and reporting processes related to LMCC’s activities in a broad range of areas including communications, branding, fundraising, events management, non-profit finance, and administrative and operations activities.

Interns are paired with a staff member to concentrate on their internship focus, where they will gain exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office over a 4-month period.

Internships are for approximately 4 months for an average of 20 hours per week, including supporting evening and weekend events. A travel stipend of $125 per month will be provided for the duration of the internship. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Internship Focuses:
Listed below are the many different internship focuses available to choose from, you can apply up to three focuses on your application. Based on your internship focus, you will be paired one-on-one with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too. Our open office plan and frequent collaboration across departments, also makes the perfect environment to gain an understanding of the entire organization. Visit the application form to learn more about each focus.

- Artist Residencies (not available Summer 2017)
- Grantmaking Programs
- Capacity Building & Community Initiatives
- Public Programs (not available Summer 2017)
- Festival Administration (not available Summer 2017)
- Non-profit Finance & Operations
- Institutional Giving & Government Relations
- Events
- Communications
- Impact Measurement
- Digital Media & Design

Internship Cycles:
Summer 2017
May 1 – August 31, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

Fall 2017
September 5 – December 22, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

How to Apply:
Submit an online application with a cover letter & resume at: Applicants may apply up to three of the internship focuses for consideration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however we strongly recommend applying by the priority application deadline.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview. For more information, please visit us on our website. Any questions may be sent to No phone calls please.