Program Dates: September—December 2015
Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis in August and September
Program Dates: January—May 2016
Application Deadline: Early December 2015
Interning with the DeVos Institute
As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute and its leadership offer valuable, hands-on experience for current students and recent graduates in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. DeVos Institute Interns gain an expansive understanding of the arts and cultural industry by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical skills in many areas including event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications.
For more information, please visit http://www.devosinstitute.umd.edu/Who-We-Are/Careers.
Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master’s candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years.
Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Syrah Gunning at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the term and the appropriate number of hours per week you are applying for. Following the application deadlines, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Available Positions/ Projects
Research and Evaluation
Research and Evaluation Interns support Institute leadership in an array of projects related to producing and evaluating the Institute’s programs. Interns gain experience researching macro-level trends in the field at large, analyzing program evaluation data, and supporting the Institute’s research initiatives, a series of high-level forums exploring the greatest challenges facing the arts industry today. The Institute's current initiative is investigating the collision of technology, artists, and audiences from three angles: 1) The effect of technology on creative practice: how artists are using, or not, new technologies in their work today, and the implications in these choices. 2) The effects of technology on distribution and consumption: How artists and producers are using technology to change the means, location, and nature in which their work is conveyed to, and consumed by, audiences. 3) The effects of technology on administration: How organizations are using technology to change the way they manage and market their work. These positions provide challenging opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate level students with an interest in research and analysis, non-profit management, and evaluation.
Consulting Interns support the DeVos Institute’s engagements with both domestic and international arts organizations through research, data analysis, planning, content drafting, and travel management. Consulting projects differ per client and include a wide array of practical research such as financial analysis, industry research on comparable organizations, event management, affinity marketing, and prospecting research. These positions are ideal for candidates with broad interest in arts management and the trends facing arts organizations.
The DeVos Institute’s Capacity Building programs provide training and support for executive, artistic, and board leadership in arts communities’ worldwide. In each city, these two-year programs provide tailored assistance to a cohort of 10-60 organizations through seminars, online master classes, and one-on-one consultations. Program Management Interns gain valuable experience in event planning, vendor coordination, travel management, and program management, both through in person and online activities. These positions are ideal for individuals interested in event management, hospitality and tourism, and program management.