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 

Internship Overview:

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.

Arts Organizations

Emma Ahmad

Marissa Ramirez

Xiomara M. Martinez Alejandro

Carrington Quezada

Ellie Crowley

Danielle Trevino

Emma Leigh Myhre

Sarah Jacobs

Grace Ruble

Paul Wilson

& Interns Selected

University of Texas Austin

Oberlin College


University of Texas Austin

Southwestern University

Trinity University

Gustavus Adolphus College

Trinity University

William Smith College 

Indiana University

2017 Selected Arts Organizations

Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations that were selected to participate in the Arts Internship program for the summer of 2017. 


Centro Cultural Aztlan  

Children's Chorus of San Antonio 

Classic Theatre 

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 

Inspire Community Fine Arts Center 

The Playhouse    

SA Film Festival    


Texas Public Radio 

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

SA Film Festival  Sierra Gonzalez University of Texas at Austin SAY Si 

Texas Public Radio  Adrian Carner de Teresa UTSA

2017 Arts Interns with Judge Nelson Wolff

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