LMCC’s Internship program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections and gives you the hands-on experience you need or a curious professional looking to make a career transition, our 20-person staff is ready to share their experience with you.

LMCC’s Internship program offers year-long and summer/winter internship opportunities for interns to gain an in-depth experience at the organization. Interns choose an internship focus to pursue under the guidance of a staff member, while gaining exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office.

During the program, all interns receive a monthly participation honorarium of $250, along with a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $100. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up $100 throughout their internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 24 hours per week, including supporting our evening and weekend events. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Interviews will be conducted virtually and internships may require a combination of remote and in-person work arrangement depending on evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York.

Internship Focuses: Based on your internship focus, you will be paired with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too.

  • Artist Residencies
  • Community Initiatives & Grantmaking
  • Development 
  • Individual Giving and Special Events 


Application Details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however we strongly recommend applying as early as possible.


Internship Cycles:

Summer Session (October 2021 – May 2022): Priority Application Deadline: September 15, 2021

(Dates Flexible)

Internship Focus Descriptions:


Artist Residencies Intern: Supports LMCC’s artist residency programs which annually place around 80 individuals and arts groups in our studio residencies throughout Lower Manhattan and in our Arts Center at Governors Island. LMCC's artist residencies provide work space for professional and creative development to artists working in any discipline. Interns will be primarily involved in providing day-to-day administrative support of residency programs and on-site management of studio facilities. Interns additionally support the launching of open-calls for residencies and processing applications for jury review and selection. Interns will have opportunities to interface with resident artists on an ongoing basis while residency programs are in session.

Interns are asked to assist in staffing events, which include evening salons, open studios, info sessions and related public presentations. Ideal candidates are flexible and creative problem-solvers, highly organized, and interested and knowledgeable of contemporary art, literary arts and/or performing arts. We welcome applicants who are practicing artists or interested in working directly with artists. Experience with Excel, Adobe Design Creative Suite, audio/visual equipment and other hands-on technical skills are a plus.




Community Initiatives & Grantmaking Intern: Supports LMCC’s grant programs and professional development workshops for artists and arts organizations, as well as its community arts initiatives. LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants support artistic projects across disciplines with public funding to bring rich artistic experiences to Manhattan audiences. These grants are often one of the first grants an artist or organization receives introducing them to grant funding and helping them leverage additional resources for their projects. Interns support LMCC's Grants & Services team through each step of the grantmaking process with a focus on providing assistance to applicants and grantees including the production of information sessions, grant clinics, a series of fundraising workshops for artists as well as through ongoing phone calls and email assistance. Interns will have opportunities to take part in virtual and in-person multilingual program outreach efforts, the grant application review and juried selection process, our annual grantee celebration and networking event, and reporting and program evaluation. Ideal candidates have an interest in arts administration and the process by which artists build resources for their projects, are highly organized, with advanced Microsoft Office skills and excellent writing and communication skills. Mandarin Chinese or Spanish language skills preferred. Prior experience with data management is a plus.



Development Intern: Ideal for those interested in grant writing, institutional fundraising, and government relations.

Development Interns provide support for LMCC’s Institutional Advancement department, working closely with our Grant Manager and Development Assistant. These interns support our staff primarily through conducting research on foundations, corporations, government agencies, and affiliated individuals, for resource development efforts. Interns also assist in preparing narratives and supporting materials for grant applications and reports, and in maintaining institutional prospect and funder records in our database system.

Interns help to maintain our office records; they collect and organize program and event outcome data from internal departments as well as external data collection efforts solicited from members of the public. Ideal candidates are highly organized, able to work independently, and have excellent writing and communication skills.



Individual Giving and Special Events Intern: Ideal for those interested in event management.

Events interns provide support for LMCC’s Institutional Advancement department, working closely with the Development Team. This intern primarily supports events at the Arts Center on Governors Island through the end of the public season and helps with preparation for our annual gala, The Downtown Dinner.

Interns assist with all aspects of event preparation including staffing schedules, volunteer outreach and coordination, vendor research, invitations, mailings, and tracking RSVPs. Interns will also provide support for the day of the events by helping with set-up, way-finding, check-in, greeting guests, and break-down. Additionally, interns provide support in maintaining event and donor related data in Salesforce and the department’s other administrative systems and other post-event responsibilities such as thank you mailings and acknowledgement letters.

Ideal candidates are highly organized, attentive to detail, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have an interest in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector. Experience with Excel, Word, and Salesforce (or other CRM databases) is a plus.



This internship program requires a time commitment of minimum 16 hours per week. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Work arrangements may include in person and remote hours to be determined in consultation with the intern and depending on evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York.  






Please select the following internship focuses below based on preference. See above for descriptions of the focuses and what types of activities you will be part of.

Contact Information

Cover Letter and Resume


We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview. For more information, please visit us on our website. Any questions may be sent to internships@lmcc.net. No phone calls please.

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