Internship Program

Spring 2018 Intern Cohort. Photo by Ornella Friggit.
Spring 2018 Intern Cohort. Photo by Ornella Friggit.

LMCC’s Internship program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections and gives you the hands-on experience you need or a curious professional looking to make a career transition, our 20-person staff is ready to share their experience with you.

LMCC’s Internship program offers year-long and summer internship opportunities for interns to gain an in-depth experience at the organization. Interns choose an internship focus to pursue under the guidance of a staff member, while gaining exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain ever committed to our mission as we continue to support hundreds of artists and small organizations and engage audiences online to deepen our connections and strengthen our shared learning. We are also planning for the time when our residency spaces can be full with the activity of artists at work, our Arts Center at Governors Island can welcome all for energizing cultural experiences, and our grantees can enliven and gather communities throughout Manhattan.

In this spirit, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Session of our Internship Program and look forward to hearing from those interested in joining us at this critical time. The priority application deadline for the Summer Session is May 15, 2020, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted over the phone and internships may begin with a remote work arrangement as we prioritize the health and safety of our staff and City.

During the program, all interns receive a monthly participation honorarium of $100, along with a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $100. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up $150 throughout their internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 20 hours per week, including supporting our evening and weekend events. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Internship Focuses 

Listed below are the many different internship focuses available for you to choose from; you can select up to three focuses on your application. Based on your internship focus, you will be paired one-on-one with a staff member at LMCC to apply your skills, gain knowledge and expand your interests. Visit the application form here to learn more about each focus.

  • Public Program
  • Community Initiatives & Grantmaking
  • Artists Residencies
  • Institutional Development 
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Finance & Administration

Internship Cycles:

Summer Session (May 2020 – August 2020) 
Priority Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

Year-Long Session (September 2020 – May 2021)
Priority Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

(Dates Flexible)

How to Apply:

Submit an online application with a cover letter & resume here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, we strongly recommend applying by the application deadline. Any questions may be sent to

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.