CVPA Establishes New Arts Internship Program

Posted: August 6, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Greg Guenthner

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) has developed an arts management internship program in collaboration with St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The internship opportunities are available to rising juniors and seniors pursuing a major in the arts or humanities.

“My vision for the college is that the day after graduation, our students are confident about their next step,” says CVPA Dean William Reeder. “Internships are one of the best sources of confident next steps that can be found. A vibrant internship program is at the heart of my vision for our students.”

Qualifying students will work with the Washington Ballet, Washington Opera, Shakespeare Theatre, National Air and Space Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Marrow Foundation, National Gallery of Art, and Discovery Channel, among others. All internship sites are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Because the organizations vary from policy institutes to performing art venues, students will get the opportunity to work in the arts and humanities while being exposed to the business aspects the different organizations have to offer. The program also allows students to receive professional mentoring and develop professional contacts in the Washington area.

Students interested in the program must have GPA of 2.500 or higher and be available to work at least eight hours a week for 15 weeks in the fall semester. Applications should be submitted to Alice Watts, CVPA academic coordinator, at MS 3E6, by Sept. 10.

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