High School & College Internships

Calling future leaders, artists, thinkers! The International Festival of Arts & Ideas accepts internship applications year-round, welcoming high school and college students who want to gain real-world experience working in a fast-paced, multi-faceted arts organization.

We encourage students interested in pursuing degrees in the arts, business, communications, graphic design, or website development to apply. Internships are periodically available in all departments of the Festival, including administration, education, community engagement, hospitality, operations, production, marketing, development, and film/video. Note: these are unpaid opportunities.

Internship Requirements

Applicants must be 16 or over. Applicants should have their own means of transportation or be able to get to work and home on public transportation. Interns must commit to at least four weeks in New Haven and/or be available during the Festival weeks (June 13-27, 2020). Please indicate on your application if you have special schedule requirements.

  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate under time constraints and pressure
  • Interest in non-profit arts management
  • Must be able to safely lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Some outdoor work will be required
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Access

How To Apply

Please email, resume, and cover letter to Aleta Staton at astaton@artidea.org
Subject Line: Internship Program
Questions? Call 203.498.1212