CCT: Internships

Internships at COA
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Recognizing the need to provide hands-on, practical work experience not typically available to students and emerging professionals in the traditional academic setting, the Connecticut Office of the Arts has established an unpaid internship program. This program may be used by qualified students to obtain academic credit from their institution, but is also open to professional-track applicants not currently enrolled in an academic institution.

Academic Credit
Since the academic requirements of participating institutions of higher education may vary, each intern should arrange individually with his or her college or university for specific academic requirements and credits to be awarded for participation in the program.


Selection and Placement 

Selection will be made by Connecticut Office of The Arts Staff. Appointments will be made in accordance to the academic term being considered. Unpaid interns may not independently perform the regular work performed by employees; however they may shadow employees to gain experience and/or assist staff with assignments, conduct research, collect data, etc… as part of their educational experience as approved by their learning institution. A workable and mutually beneficial relationship between the students, their instructors, and the OFA is a major goal of the internship program. Every effort will be made to affect a match that is satisfactory to both parties. All internships are unpaid.


Fall 2017 Internships  

COA offers a competitive internship program and is currently looking to fill 3 internships spots for fall 2017.  Click here for the detailed internship job description.


We invite Arts administration, Fine Arts, Communications, Business and Political Science majors to apply. We also invite professional track applicants looking to gain more experience in these areas. Those interested in applying may submit their resume and cover letter as well as a brief paragraph that outlines the goal of the internship and the type of experience being sought to:  Applicants who have not yet completed their Bachelor’s degree program should additionally send an unofficial transcript, the title of your degree program, relevant course list, and anticipated date of graduation.


The Connecticut Office of the Arts of the Department of Economic and Community Development provides equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability or genetics.

Content Last Modified on 4/21/2017 2:53:03 PM