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 $200, along with a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $150. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up $150 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.

  • Community Initiatives & Grantmaking
  • Artist Residencies


Application Details

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


Internship Cycles:

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


(Dates Flexible)


Internship Focus Descriptions:



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.






Artist Residencies Intern: Supports LMCC’s artist residency programs which annually place around 75 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.





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.