Summer 2022 Internships

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center outside Washington, DC with multiple venues, strong community partnerships and robust educational programming. Spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a launch pad for local artists, Strathmore presents nearly 400 accessible and affordable events and exhibitions each year in the Music Center,  Mansion, on our 16-acre campus, at AMP, and throughout the community.

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Our programming is a vibrant reflection of the community that surrounds us. Strathmore believes the most compelling contemplations of our world are created by artists. Amplifying these creative voices is at the heart of our work.

We are actively assessing how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work at all levels and how best to address those inequities in a way that is consistent with our mission. This commitment is made within the broad context of Strathmore’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) goals to expand access and diversity, promote inclusion, and build equity for all.  With these daily actions, Strathmore intends to become a fully anti-racist organization. You can read more about Strathmore on our website, including information about our mission and values

Internship Positions

  • Strathmore has openings for Four (4) Interns (35 hours per week) for 11 weeks to be paid minimum wage hourly ($15.00/hr.) in various departments. 

Strathmore Internship Descriptions

Requirements

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 be considered. Those who are currently enrolled in graduate programs and those who completed undergraduate studies no earlier than May 2018 will also be considered. Excellent written and verbal communications 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.

To Apply

For Strathmore Internship Opportunities:

Please send complete applications to Pam Gates, Intern Coordinator; 5301 Tuckerman Lane; North Bethesda, MD 20852 or internships@strathmore.org email submissions preferred).

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; the final schedule must be confirmed before any internship position will be offered. If you are interested in multiple departments, please rank your order of
  • Resume including current contact information
  • Names and contact information of two references (letters of recommendations are accepted but not required)
  • Transcript (unofficial is accepted)

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