Volunteer Opportunities and Internships
Here are four ways to become engaged with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH).
- Internships are open to college students (college sophomore minimum) and graduate students.
- Internships are 10 to 12 weeks long, 20–40 hours per week.
- College credit is available for all internship positions and must be arranged with a student's university.
To apply for an internship position, please send a cover letter that clearly states area of interest and goals for the internship, a resume, and a writing sample (1,000 words). If your writing sample is an excerpt from a longer piece, please include a brief synopsis.
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline throughout the year.
The DC Arts Commission is currently seeking nominations for Advisory Panelists to make funding recommendations for its programs. Artists, administrators, educators and critics in the arts with at least a two-year history of involvement in the District's arts community are eligible for nomination. Panelists are appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed for up to three consecutive years, for a maximum of four years. The rotation of advisory panel members ensures that each year will bring varying perspectives to the application review process. Panelists serve on a voluntary basis. Individuals will not be allowed to serve as panelists for programs in which they are applicants.
Visit the Advisory Panel link for additional information about the panel process and eligibility requirements. If you would like to be considered for panelist opportunities, please complete the Advisory Review Panelist Nomination Form and attach a current copy of your resume. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations are reviewed periodically throughout the year.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at (202) 724-5613.
Numerous volunteer opportunities exist within the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Community volunteers are essential, for example, at the International Film Festival, the Poet Laureate's Poetry Festival, the Larry Neal Writers' Awards and the Mayor's Arts Awards.
In order to be considered for volunteer opportunities, please complete the DC Arts Commission Volunteer Information Form. For more information, contact Ebony Blanks at (202) 724–5613.
Summer Youth Employment (SYEP)
DCCAH, in partnership with the Department of Employment Services, exposed more than 50 DC youth to internship experience at more than 20 nonprofit arts organizations in 2011. If you or your child is a registered SYEP participant and is interested in an arts internship this summer, please email Carlyn Madden, Arts Education Manager at email@example.com or call (202) 724-5613.