Mount Ida Internship Provider Information



Arts Management + Film Studies Internships

If you are a student or a potential provider interested in learning more, please contact AES at 413-545-2360, or AES staff member Chris Janke who is overseeing the Semester at Mount Ida will be happy to meet with organizations to help them develop an exciting internship and to answer student questions.

One of the premiere providers of Arts Management education in the U.S., the Arts Extension Service is excited to offer organizations in and around Boston the opportunity to recruit students from UMass Amherst to intern within their organizations. Not only will these students bring academic knowledge and energy to the institution, but AES students will work with a limited number of nonprofit arts institutions to develop Marketing or Fundraising plans specifically for each organization through a faculty-guided semester-long case study program.

The Arts Extension Service is eager to work both with long-time internship providers to give UMass Amherst students access to existing opportunities as well as with organizations new to the internship process who are seeking to develop new internship programs and positions. AES has successfully placed hundreds of UMass Amherst students into internships in Western Massachusetts and aims to duplicate its successes in the Eastern part of the Commonwealth. “Our Arts Management students come from a variety of disciplines including History, English, Dance, Art History, Music Management, Film and more. We welcome organizations from any art or humanities discipline, both for and nonprofit,” said Dee Boyle-Clapp, AES Director. “The Semester at Mount Ida offers students new to the Boston area the opportunity to experience city life by day, and live on a beautiful campus in a sustainable dorm at night with the same award-winning UMass dining experience and a cohort of peers.”

The Arts Extension Service has been building art and community since 1973 by bridging artists, arts managers, and other professionals with best practices, the latest research, publications, and training programs. AES is excited to offer capable students to organizations in the Boston area and excited to offer opportunities to students to begin to learn what careers in arts management and film studies exist, and how they are practiced in the field.

The recently acquired Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, located in Newton is an essential new link between the Amherst Campus, where more than 20,000 undergraduates study, and the broader Boston area, where more than 80% of the economic activity of the state occurs.

What you Get:

  • Intern (for Arts Management AND Film Studies positions)
    • 20 hours/week of time to devote to your organization or special project from a capable university junior or senior.
    • A student who has interest and some experience in your field.
  • Case Study (for certain Arts Management positions ONLY)
    • A final report regarding one aspect of your organization from an exceptional student; for example, a 3-tear Fundraising or Marketing plan

What We Need from You:

  • Internship (for Arts Management AND Film Studies positions)
    • A quality entry-level learning experience for a highly capable student.
    • A professional environment.
    • A supervisor to give three brief reports: early, mid-semester, end-of-semester.
  • Case Study (for certain Arts Management positions ONLY)
    • A person dedicated to answering questions regarding your organization.
    • Four face-to-face meetings, 5-10 detailed email replies to student questions/inquiries.

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