APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly the Association of Performing Arts Presenters) welcomes undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about and working for a national service and advocacy organization. The internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to students with an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration.
The APAP internship program is made up of two components: 50% departmental support and 50% project-based. The applicant will have the opportunity to indicate which department(s) they are most interested in working with in the application. Internships last approximately 10-12 weeks and are currently offered in the summer and fall (NOTE: Membership only has summer internships available). Interns will work roughly 20-30 hours a week and tasks will be tailored to the interests of the intern and organizational capacity of APAP during that time.
For the project, interns will be assigned a supervisor, and have access to high-level staff on an ongoing basis for consultation and support of their project. Interns should also be ready to propose project topics in their application, but final projects will be decided with their internship supervisor. The chosen project must adhere to the following criteria:
project should have a focus or be a subject of interest to the intern or applicable to their major/area of expertise;
project should provide a resource or service to APAP or the presenting field; and,
once completed, project should be a piece to be used in a portfolio when job-seeking or interviewing.
In addition to the selected project, interns will provide departmental office support to one of the following divisions: membership (summer only), marketing, conference or programming.
For more information about the program and its guidelines, please see our online application.
To read more about the eligibility requirements and benefits of interning with APAP, please visit our Internship Guidelines.
About APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly the Association of Performing Arts Presenters) is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it. In addition to the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's lead...ing convening for the performing arts industry - APAP is the industry's leading community for networking and knowledge.