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BEXAR COUNTY ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Program Overview:

In 2013, Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations and asked theArtsFund to administer the program. This is our sixth year administering the program. The annual Internship 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.

Organizations interested in applying should download the 2018 Bexar County Arts Internship Guidelines.

Announcement of selected organizations : February 26, 2018

Organizations begin accepting intern applications from students March 5, 2018.

If you are a college student looking for an internship and are interested in this opportunity, please visit the arts organizations below for an application. 

"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

Program Overview:

Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an arts internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations, to provide one paid internship to an undergraduate student to assist with seasonal or special projects. Ten organizations will be selected to receive a grant to pay the interns. The program will be 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 and can show proof of same. Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are not eligible.  

2018 Selected Arts Organizations

Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations that were selected to participate in the Bexar Arts Internship program for the summer of 2018. 

Artpace, Inc.


Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Gemini Ink

The Public Theater of San Antonio

SAY Sí

Texas Public Radio

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio


The Magik Theatre

Woodlawn Theatre

YOSA


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. 

Artpace 

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    

SAY Si 

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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