Internship Program

View of Lower Manhattan from LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Photo by Ian Douglas.
View of Lower Manhattan from LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Photo by Ian Douglas.

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/winter 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 the program, all interns receive a monthly participation honorarium of $250, 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 $100 throughout their internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 24 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.

Interviews will be conducted virtually and internships may require a combination of remote and in-person work arrangement depending on evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York.

Internship Focuses

Based on your internship focus, you will be paired with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too. Visit the application form here to learn more about each focus.

  • Artist Residencies
  • Community Initiatives & Grantmaking
  • Development 
  • Individual Giving and Special Events 

Internship Cycles:

Summer Session (October 2021 – May 2022)

Priority Application Deadline: September 15, 2021

(Dates Flexible)

How to Apply:

Submit an online application with a cover letter & resume. 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.