A CAC internship offers students a unique opportunity to develop nonprofit administration skills while working in a nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts organization. It also helps students to become familiar with the organizational skills and routines needed to effectively support an organization like the CAC.

For more information about internships at the CAC, please contact: Noni Clemens | 504.528.3805

Interns are asked to work at least 16–24 hours a week through the semester. There is an interview and evaluation process if the student is using the internship for school credit. Interns will be expected to demonstrate individual initiative and assume specialized duties respective to one of the following areas:

Development Intern

The CAC Development Office initiates annual individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising campaigns to help support the multidisciplinary programs presented to the community. The Development Office also coordinates several major fundraising events, such as Whitney White Linen Night and SweetArts gala, that help support the quality programming which makes the CAC the foremost presenting organization in the South. Intern responsibilities will include assisting the Development staff with special projects and events, database and record management, member and donor communications, archival projects, research projects, and other opportunities to experience development as an essential function of a multidisciplinary arts center.

Education and Public Programs Intern

The CAC education and public engagement department offers the opportunity for students to work with arts administrators in a world-class multi-disciplinary arts institution as they plan and produce artist-driven events, performances, lectures, conversations, gallery tours, and hand-on workshops that engage and inform audiences from all segments of the public. Interns will assist with programs for children, families, artists, and educators and will gain experience collaborating with other segments of the community including schools, museums, arts agencies, etc.

External Affairs Intern

The CAC External Affairs Department is responsible for devising and executing public relations, marketing, and advertising strategies to promote all exhibitions, performances, and events programmed by the CAC. Interns will have the opportunity to acquire on the job experience in the fields of Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, and Design. The position is open to graduate students in all related fields for the purpose of documented scholastic credit.

Visual Arts Intern

Performing Arts Intern

Summer Arts Camp Intern

Summer Arts Camp at the CAC provides an opportunity for students, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, to develop skills in organizing and operating a high quality arts program for 6–14 year-olds. Interns will network and collaborate with other upcoming professional artists from colleges and institutions across the country while working at a world-class multi-disciplinary arts center. In return the interns should possess exceptional people skills and a love of children, excellent communication skills, an attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and a strong interest in the arts.