Nourishing the creative potential of artists, partners, and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and perspectives is an essential part of our work. We include interns as valued colleagues and are eager to provide for them opportunities that encourage their exploration and pursuit of careers in the arts.
College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a Summer Internship at Strathmore from May through August 2023.
Applications for summer internships are now closed.
• Strathmore has openings for Four (4) Interns (35 hours per week) for 11 weeks to be paid minimum wage hourly ($15.65/hr.) in various departments.
Ideal applicants are current juniors or seniors with at least two years of liberal arts, arts management, or arts-related study at the college level, but first or second-year college students will also be considered as space permits. Those currently enrolled in graduate programs and those who completed undergraduate studies no earlier than December 2022 will be considered as well. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the behind-the-scenes operation of an arts center. Access to a car and previous experience in customer service or arts administration is beneficial.
For Strathmore Internship opportunities: Please send complete applications to Annika Jorgensen, Intern Coordinator; 5301 Tuckerman Lane; North Bethesda, MD 20852.
Complete applications must include:
• Cover letter including the days and hours you are available and department(s) of interest. If you do not know your final class schedule, at least estimate how many hours you will be available per week. You must confirm your final schedule before an internship position is offered. If you are interested in multiple departments, please rank your order of preference.
• Resumé including current contact information
• Names and contact information of two references (letters of recommendation are accepted but not required)
• Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
Please apply for all positions though our online jobs portal.
Alternately, you may email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of the position you are applying for.
Strathmore is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, Strathmore provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or status in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Strathmore will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances.
We are eager to cultivate a broad and inclusive field of applicants. Strathmore is committed to building a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Testimonials from Past Interns:
“This internship was critical to my professional development. My time was well-spent on projects that taught me the intricacies of my field, and I made valuable connections that led me to my first job. In my supervisor I gained a mentor who continues to support me years after my internship.” —Carlos
“During my internship I gained invaluable experience! I was given guidance while learning more about how a non-profit arts organization operates and allowed the freedom to choose a long-term project that best suited my background and interests.” —Kelly
“My internship gave me invaluable experience in my professional career. It pushed me to find my passion and my path in life after graduation. I gained knowledge and confidence to pursue my career, knowing that my teachings from Strathmore would take me further than I could have imagined.” —Sarah
“Interning at Strathmore provided me an opportunity to synthesize my education with my passion for the arts. The staff and fellow interns are helpful, hardworking, and a pleasure to be around. They continue to support me even after my internship.” —Brian