Internships

Internships at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The BlackRock internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to high school juniors/seniors, college students, recent college graduates, and graduate students with an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration. Interns are required to work at BlackRock approximately between 15 – 25 hours per week.

The BlackRock internship program is made up of two components:

1.) 50% PROJECT BASED: Each intern will complete a project of his/her choice. The chosen project must adhere to the following guidelines. The project must:

  • have a focus or be a subject of interest to the intern or applicable to their major/area of expertise;
  • provide a resource or service to BlackRock Center; and, once completed, be a tangible piece to be used in a portfolio when job-seeking or interviewing.

Interns will be assigned a project mentor, and have access to high-level staff on an ongoing basis for consultation and support on the project. Interns will present his/her project to the department he/she worked with upon completion of their internship.

2.) 50% DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT: In addition to the selected project, interns will provide departmental office support to one of the following departments:

  • Nonprofit Fundraising & Donor Management
  • Finance & Administration
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Education & Outreach
  • Facilities & Technology
  • Performance/Programming
  • Event Planning

Benefits:
Upon completion of internship, BlackRock interns (for Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer) will earn two complimentary tickets to one show in the following season. Successful interns will receive a letter of recommendation from a senior level staff member of BlackRock Center. If applicable, some interns may receive college credit for the internship.

How to Apply:
Please send the following materials:

  • Cover letter – please describe a project that you plan to work on and the department you wish to support during your internship.
  • Updated resume
  • Three references (professional or educational)

Submit materials to marketing@blackrockcenter.org  (with subject line “Internship”) by the following dates:

Spring Internship (March-May), apply by February 1st
Summer Internship (June-August), apply by May 1st
Fall Internship (September-November), apply by August 1st
Winter Internship (December-February), apply by November 1st

Gallery Internships:

BlackRock offers both academic internships (for high school or college course credit) and professional internships (for professional experience) throughout the year. If you are interested in applying for an internship assisting with our gallery exhibitions and gallery educational programs, please send a cover letter and resume to Anne Burton, Gallery Director, via email: aburton@blackrockcenter.org.