Arts Leadership Program - Host an ALP Intern

Internships are an integral part of the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music and we appreciate your interest in hosting student interns. The following links will help you better understand the process by which an ALP student would fill an internship position in your organization.

I am a LOCAL organization (greater Rochester area)
I am a NON-LOCAL organization (outside the greater Rochester area)
 

Local Interns (greater Rochester, NY area)

This outlines the process by which local internships are solicited and filled. This normally takes place in the Spring semester (January through April) for placement in the following academic year.  We recruit additional students in the Fall, and potentially some of them could be interested in doing internships starting in the following Spring. We also have a small number of students who remain in the Rochester area during the summer and would be interested in a local summer internship.  Students are paid an hourly wage funded by the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program.  Host organizations are typically contacted in January about their interest in sponsoring internships, but feel free to contact us at any time about your interest.

About the ALP intern program 

The Academic Year Internship Application Procedures and process

Important Dates in the Academic Year Intern process – who needs to do what and deadlines

Number of interns expected for placement next year/ Hours Requirement
We estimate that 10-15 students will be available for interning for at least 1 semester in 2016-2017 

Academic Year Hours Requirements
Students need to complete at least 85 hours of work for the semester in order for them to receive academic credit for the experience. They can work up to 100 hours of work with no additional approval from the ALP office. We sometimes allow 85 hours be spread over 2 semesters for 1 academic credit provided the student and host organization are in agreement on this and it has been approved by the ALP office in advance. Due to the varying number of potential interns from year to year there is no guarantee of intern placement, but we do our best to distribute the interns over as many organizations as possible. Some students will do a full year (2 semesters) and some students will only do 1 semester.

Summer/Post Grad Hours Requirements
Students need to complete at least 120 hours of work for the summer in order for them to receive academic credit for the experience. A maximum of 1 credit is allowed for the summer.

The Intern Fair
In the past, ALP has hosted an Intern Fair. In 2016 there will be no intern fair. We are trying a different approach. Any questions about this may be directed to the ALP office.

Host Selection and Interview Process

Academic year internships -- have a structured process administered through the ALP office.  See the Academic Year Internship Application Procedures and Process for more information. 

Summer/Post Graduate Internships -- Since students are responsible for seeking out their own opportunities, there are no formal guidelines for host organizations on interviewing and selection.  You may be approached by none, one or multiple students interested in your position and the process is up to you.  The only deadline for students in this process is to have a completed host application and job description by the Summer/Post Graduate internship application deadline.

Instructions for Intern Supervisors – what host organizations are asked to provide in the way of supervision and evaluation.

Host forms
Application and job description forms are in Microsoft Word or pdf versions. All formats are available on the ALP Forms page.

Previous year host information
If you have previously publicized your internship with the Arts Leadership Program, it will be available on the Local Host Information page.

The ALP Intern Guidebook (in case you’re interested in what the interns need to do)

Questions?  Contact us

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Non-local Interns
(outside the greater Rochester area)

This outlines the normal process by which post-graduation/summer internships are filled. As a non-local organization, we believe you would be most interested in a summer or post graduate opportunity.  Students are responsible for seeking out their own opportunities, but the ALP office will advertise openings for those organizations with a specific interest in ALP certificate students.  Students usually begin researching summer positions in January/February, and applications for summer grants through ALP are usually due in April. Summer/Post Graduate grants are intended to assist in coverage for living expenses (minus food) and are provided by the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program.  Host organizations who have previously publicized their internships with us will typically be contacted in January.  Others may contact us at any time.

About the ALP intern program  

The Summer/Post Graduate Internship Application Procedures and process

Important Dates in the Summer/Post Graduate process – student deadlines

Hours Requirements

Summer
Students are expected to complete at least 120 hours of work for the summer in order for them to receive academic credit for the experience. A maximum of 1 credit is allowed for the summer.

Post Graduate
Students are expected to complete at least 20 hours per week of work. This is typically an award for a full year, but awards of 3-6 months are also occasionally considered.

Host Selection and Interview Process
Since students are responsible for seeking out their own opportunities, there are no formal guidelines for host organizations on interviewing and selection.  You may be approached by only one or multiple students interested in your position and the process is up to you.  The only deadline for students in this process is to have a completed host application and job description by the Summer/Post Graduate internship application deadline.

Instructions for Intern Supervisors – what host organizations are asked to provide in the way of supervision and evaluation. 

Host forms
Application and job description forms are in Microsoft Word or pdf versions. All formats are available on the ALP Forms page.

Previous year host information
If you have previously publicized your internship with the Arts Leadership Program, it will be available on the Potential Internships page.

The ALP Intern Guidebook (in case you’re interested in what the interns need to do)

Questions?  Contact us

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