ACG Internship Opportunities

ACG offers paid internships for individuals interested in learning about and contributing to a vibrant and community-focused arts and social service non-profit.

Internship experiences encompass both day-to-day activities within a specific division of ACG (see below), and in some cases, might involve the completion of a long-term individual project, developed in collaboration with one or more staff member advisors and based on applicants’ goals and interests.

Please note that some of the activities listed may only be available to interns who are on-site.

Interns with our Operations division can get experience: 

  • Managing the day-to-day workings of an arts non-profit
  • Keeping track of organizational finances
  • Managing inventories of guitars, equipment/supplies, and other materials
  • Preparing contracts and other agreements with artists and vendors

Interns with our Development division can get experience:

  • Cultivating and sustaining relationships with donors/patrons
  • Planning and executing fundraising campaigns and events
  • Researching new grant opportunities
  • Completing grant applications and reports 

Interns with our Education division can get experience:

  • Maintaining relationships with ACG’s education partners
  • Planning and executing education events
  • Creating music or other content for ACG’s classroom curriculum
  • Giving individual lessons to guitar students in local schools
  • Working with ACG Music & Healing artists and clients

Interns with our Production division can get experience in:

  • Stage management and technical direction for events
  • Patron and front of house relationship for concerts
  • Pre-production on all aspects of events and concerts
  • Artist relations

*Please note that Production internships are event-based, and typically last for the full season (Sept – May) or for the summer.*

Interns with our Communications division can gain experience:

  • Developing Arts Marketing Strategy and stories
  • Collaborating with community partners and within the organization
  • Gathering and storing of media assets
  • Conducting interviews
  • Copy writing and multi-platform dissemination

Qualifications/What we expect from our interns

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and complete time-sensitive assignments.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly over email
  • Comfort interacting with diverse members of ACG’s greater community, including patrons, artists, vendors, educators, and students.
  • A commitment to learning and personal growth through the internship experience.
  • Some working knowledge of music, education, development, and/or arts administration is helpful, though not required.

What we provide/compensation

  • Mentorship and training from ACG staff members.
  • Minimum of 4 hours of paid work each week with the potential for more.
  • School credit if applicable. 
  • Compensation is based on education level and professional experience:
    • Non-degree holders/Students in School – $18/hr
    • Bachelor’s Degree holders OR equivalent professional experience- $20/hr
    • Master’s Degree and Beyond OR equivalent professional experience – $22/hr

Additional Details

  • Remote internships are available in some cases. Reliable access to the internet and a computer is required. Please let us know if you have concerns.
  • ACG internships are only open to those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Current Opportunities

Fall 2024 Internships

  • Fall 2024 Internships will take place roughly between September 3rd and December 6th; actual start/end dates may vary.
  • Applications deadline: August 16th, 2024

Spring 2025 Internships

  • Spring 2025 Internships will take place roughly between January 6th and May 16th; actual start/end dates may vary.
  • Applications deadline: December 13th, 2024

2024-25 Production/Event Internships

  • Production and Event Internships are typically 9 months, from September to the following May
  • Applications deadline: August 16th, 2024

Questions? Email us at [email protected].


Apply today!

To apply for an ACG internship, please upload a copy of your current resume, and complete the application form below.

If you prefer, you can email your resume to [email protected].