BEXAR COUNTY ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
In 2013, Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations. The annual Intership program provides one paid internship to an undergraduate student to assist with seasonal or special projects to each of the ten organizations that are selected each year.
A panel of ArtsFund and Bexar County representatives select the 10 organizations for participation in the program based on the organizations’ specific activity the intern would be involved in, effect or value of the activity to the organization, and the ability of the organization to carry out the program/activity.
Selected organizations then receive a grant to pay the interns. Currently enrolled undergraduate college students, who are Bexar County residents, are eligible to apply directly to selected organizations each year for a Summer Internship.
The internship program is for 10 weeks and is to give undergraduate students meaningful on the job training and experience working with a nonprofit arts organization and foster future leaders and advocates for the arts sector in Bexar County. Selected students will develop a closer understanding of how the arts benefit their community along with real world applications of business skills that can be applied to their careers.
The 2018 Summer Internship program details will be sent out January 12, 2018.
The announcement of the 10 arts organizations selected for the 2018 summer internship will be on or about February 26, 2018.
Selected organizations will begin accepting intern applications from students on or about March 5, 2018.
"I was given many interesting tasks and projects throughout the summer, including: creating postcard advertisements in Photoshop promoting the Magik's Early Childhood programs, contacting vendors at La Villita to coordinate their involvement in the theatre production, Shakespeare in the Park: Renaissance on the River event happening in September, representing the theatre at education conferences and fairs, and contacting many large businesses to discuss their sponsorship with the theatre. I have to say, the thing that struck me the most about my work experience this summer, was that I had learned how to do most of what I was asked to do in school. There were a lot of "wait, I actually know how to do this!" moments that were funny to me, but also reassuring to me. "
Brennan Loy, 2015 Summer Internship at Magik Children's Theatre
Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations that were selected to participate in the Arts Internship program for the summer of 2017.
And the Arts Interns that were selected by the chosen organizations were:
Artpace Joshua Baize Yale University
Centro Cultural Aztlan Isabela Vasquez St. Mary's University
Children's Chorus of San Antonio Jorge M. Garza University of Texas at Austin
Classic Theatre Renelle Wilson Boston University College of Fine Arts
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Kristel Orta Puente San Antonio College
Inspire Community Fine Arts Center Gabriela Betancourt University of the Incarnate Word
The Playhouse Gabriel A. Guajardo San Antonio College /UT Austin
Texas Public Radio Adrian Carner de Teresa UTSA
2017 Arts Interns with Judge Nelson Wolff
Arts Organization Eligibility:
All arts organizations with not-for-profit 501- (c) 3 status, having a working board of directors, in operation for over 5 years, and remaining a financially viable organization, as determined by a review of financial documents will be eligible to apply. Organizations are selected for this program based primarily on a comprehensive, specific and detailed explanation of the work assignments/projects that their selected Intern will be given and the ability of the organization to carry out the program/activity.
After review of applications, ten organizations are selected a by a panel of ArtsFund and Bexar County representatives to participate in the program. Participating organizations then provide an internship application on their web site. Prospective students will access the application directly from the arts organization. Additionally, student applicants will be directed to the organization’s site through a link on theArtsFund web site. Proposals will be reviewed February 13 - 17, 2017. Selected organizations receive a $3,500 internship award.
Email notice went out to arts organizations January 11, 2017.
Guidelines, requirements, and instructions: Bexar County Arts Internship 2017 Guidelines
Application was due before February 10, 2017 deadline to qualify for consideration.
Selection was announced February 20, 2017.
Selected organizations begin accepting intern applications from students March 1, 2017.
Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations selected to participate in the Arts Internship program for the summer of 2016.
Artpace selected Carlos Lewis from Texas State University
ARTS San Antonio selected Alexandra Flores from UTSA
Centro Cultural Aztlan selected Maria M. Garza Martinez from St. Mary's University
Cactus Pear selected selected Sara Briggs from University of Texas at San Antonio
Children's Chorus of San Antonio selected Elizabeth Surovic from Texas A & M
Classic Theatre selected Tyler Dudley from St. Mary's University
Gemini Ink selected Robert J. Cavazos from UNiversity of Incarnate Word
San Antonio Chorale Society selected David Lloyd from San Antonio College
San Antonio Symphony selected Natalie Piazzi from University of Texas at San Antonio
YOSA selected Isaac Schutz from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
2015 List of Selected Organizations
Artpace selected Amada Miller, from SW School of Art BFA
Centro Cultural Aztlan selected Alyssa Fuentes, from St. Mary's University
Children's Chorus of SA selected Austin James Hearn, from UTSA
Classic Theatre selected Katie Farrell, from Trinity University
San Anto Cultural Arts selected Sabrina M. Alfaro, from Northwest Vista
The Magik Theatre selected Brennan Loy, from UTSA
TPR(Texas Public Radio) selected Miranda Whitus, from Bard College
Woodlawn Theatre selected Francesca Breig, from Texas Tech
YOSA selected Serena Davis, from Rice University
SAY Si selected Madalin Beavers, from UT Austin