Year-Round Internships

Interns receive academic credit and free class at ADF ’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios!

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to

SHS Studios and Community

Employment dates: Fall and Spring (not required to commit to both terms)
January 15-May 3
Hours: 3-6 hours per week (mornings preferred)

The Studios and Community intern will work closely with the Manager of Studio Programming and Community Engagement on various organizational and operational projects. Primary responsibilities will include maintaining and organizing program files, tracking attendance, data entry, and assisting with social media updates. Additional responsibilities include facility supervision and light cleaning. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, personable, and excited to be part of ADF’s Studios team.


Employment dates: Fall and Spring (not required to commit to both terms)
January 7-May 10
Hours: 10 hours per week

The Development intern works closely with the Development Associate, Grants and Development Operations Coordinator, and Executive Director. Main duties include donor correspondence, database entry, reporting, research, and general administrative support for the ADF Development Office. Occasional tasks include special event planning and administrative support for the Executive Office. The Development intern must be detail-oriented, organized, and have strong interpersonal communication skills. They must be able to conduct themselves professionally in communication with donors.

ADF School

Employment dates: January 28–May 3, 2019 (14 weeks)
Hours: 10-15 hours per week as needed

The ADF School Intern provides administrative support to the Co-Directors of the School. Responsibilities include database entry, processing of student applications, forms, and payments, assisting in class registration, creating and updating student information and documents, and communicating with students and parents. Additional responsibilities will include booking travel for the ADF School, assisting in marketing and mailings, and coordinating logistics as needed. This internship will include special research projects tailored to the intern’s background and areas of expertise.

The ideal candidate is a current undergraduate or graduate student seeking an arts administration internship applicable to their program of study and has experience with database operations, online registration systems, Microsoft Suite, and Google docs. Excellent attention to detail is a must. Additionally, the candidate must be reliable, have great customer service skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to troubleshoot. The position will be required to work 10 to 15 hours a week; however, daily schedules can be flexible within a Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm period. This internship is unpaid but includes benefits such as participating in ADF Studio classes or attending ADF summer performances. Deadline to apply is December 03, 2018.

Internships can accommodate current students’ class schedules and program internship requirements.