Bexar County Arts Internship Program
The Bexar County Arts Internship is a creative workforce development program designed to give undergraduate students meaningful on the job training and experiences working with a non-profit arts organization.
Students develop a more comprehensive understanding of how the arts benefit our community while practicing real world applications of business skills that increase their confidence in applying them to their careers.
"I learned a lot this summer, particularly how an arts nonprofit works and how we have to do a lot with a little in terms of money and resources. I’ve gotten really good at asking people for free things, especially my parents. I’ve also worked with so many amazing people who didn’t once yell at me. Most importantly, I’ve reaffirmed many times over the importance of art institutions like Artpace, the positive effect we have on artists and the community, and how necessary a place like Artpace is, where artists can have a space to simply create. My internship at Artpace was an experience I will continue to carry with me and reflect upon."
--Joshua Blaze, 2017 Summer Intern, Artpace
In 2013, Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations and asked theArtsFund to administer the program. The annual Internship program provides a grant to ten non-profit arts organizations locally, to hire a college undergraduate student to Intern for 10 weeks over the summer to assist with seasonal or special projects. The program is open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are Bexar County residents, attending a college or university in Bexar County or attending a college outside of the county as long as the student is a resident of Bexar County.
Over the 10 weeks during the summer, selected interns work full-time, giving the selected undergraduate students meaningful on the job training and experience working with a nonprofit arts organization. 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.
Xiomara M. Martinez Alejandro
Emma Leigh Myhre
& Interns Selected
University of Texas Austin
University of Texas Austin
Gustavus Adolphus College
William Smith College
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