Arts Engagement Intern

All 2019-20 Internships Have Been Filled

Applications for 2020-21 internships will open in Spring 2020

We are leveraging the transformative power of the arts to foster student development and make a difference on campus. Seeking producers, designers, community organizers, and arts enthusiasts who want to develop their skills and portfolios in arts management by overseeing specific programs and participating in team-oriented learning forums.

Interns will work 5-10 hours per week. Each intern will have duties related to the program(s) they are responsible for overseeing, and will be expected to participate in:

  • Weekly Team Meetings: Every week we will come together as a team to discuss challenges and opportunities, seek synergies in our work, and stay current in relevant topics and research related to the arts and arts management.
  • Quarterly Team Training & Development: Each quarter we will have a day-long training and development experience focused on teambuilding and professional skills.

Position Specific Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities listed above there are position specific responsibilities:

Theatre Season Producer

  • Organize season of student-initiated plays and related programming in Northwest Campus Auditorium.
  • Serve as primary & on-site point person for all productions.
  • Collaborate with designers on promotion of the season and individual productions.
  • Engage with season participants to foster collaboration and teamwork.

Bruin Life Fellow

We will hire a Performing Arts specialist and an Arts & Crafts specialist to share or split these assignments

  • Coordinate follow-up engagement in the theme and spirit of the Bruin Life production from Welcome Week.
  • Promote #myBRUINstory campaign, student storytelling, and social justice-oriented arts expression.
  • Organize and host our monthly Open Mic series.
  • Develop and engage a roster of student talent.
  • Provide access to arts material and facilitation guides for workshops and events.
  • Support collaborative efforts with other Student Affairs departments.

Arts Engagement Network Community Manager

  • Design and maintain communication and media efforts including biweekly newsletter, Facebook group, and marketing collateral for arts initiatives.
  • Promote arts initiatives through social media and other channels.

Minimum Academic Requirements

In order to support the academic success of our student staff, Residential Life conducts Grade Point Average and Enrollment Checks for all student employee positions. We may conduct these checks at the time of application and any time thereafter once the student has accepted a job offer.

  • For this position, a student must have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA at the time of application, hire, and/or rehire (beginning of Fall Quarter of each academic year).
  • For this position, a student must maintain full-time status (12 units per quarter) during time of employment.


Pay rate: To be determined; between $14.25-$15/hour

Questions and Interest

For additional information about this internship or the application process, or to learn about other leadership opportunities for arts-interested students on campus, email us at

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