Internships at LACMA
LACMA’s Development Department works with major corporations, foundations and government agencies, as well as individuals to raise critical funds for the museum’s exhibitions. This includes raising funds for educational programing outreach; including music, film and technology programs, conservation, special projects, and annual events. The Corporate Giving intern will learn from managers about the full cycle of development at a major non-profit arts institution. The intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the development process from researching prospects, cultivation, solicitation, all the way through to fulfillment of grants and corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s Corporate Associates Evening and other fundraising events. Upper division students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, or recent graduates or graduate students interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting, are encouraged to apply.
Interns will gain knowledge in the following areas:
- Understand the process of sponsorship solicitation strategies and how to identify new potential sponsors through research
- Shadow employees in Development while they create materials for exhibitions, programs, and events proposals
- Learn how to create content for donor publications and general communications outreach
- Understand the process of prospecting, development, execution, and management of corporate partnerships in support of our programs (music, film, and art), education initiatives, and corporate membership
- Attend special fundraising events
- Learn how corporate sponsorship and membership payments are processed
- Shadow the Director and AVP of Corporate Giving at meetings
- Attend curator talks and Development meetings and learn about LACMA's mission, collection, and organizational systems
- Understand how to research and write corporate foundation grant proposals
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2015.
Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
Collections Management ensures works of art in storage areas are accessible, housed under proper environmental conditions, and are properly protected while in storage. The internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about projects related to collections care and long term preservation goals. Projects that an intern may be exposed to include: the preparation of archival materials for artwork housing, creating archival enclosures for artwork and other artifacts, conducting inventories of collection storerooms, the integrated pest management program, monitoring other environmental conditions of collection storerooms, and others that may develop. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for college juniors and seniors, graduate, and post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, library science or pre-program conservation studies. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Martha Rocha, Administrative Assistant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., los Angeles, CA 90036; or email email@example.com; or send a fax to 323 857-6213.
Deadlines for Application
- for spring semester (January–April)
- for summer (May-August)
- for fall semester (September–December)
The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Russell, Registrar's Office, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or send a fax to to 323 857-6213.
Deadlines for Application
- November 1 for spring semester (January–April)
- March 1 for summer (May-August)
- July 1 for fall semester (September–December)