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 International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Undergraduate Intern – IFAI Fellowship Program


About the Internship Opportunity

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is seeking an undergraduate student to serve as an intern with the Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program.  The program will give economically disadvantaged teens exposure to careers in the arts and various arts disciplines and will teach critical thinking and writing skills.  The undergraduate intern will support in the administration of the program as well as serve as a mentor to students as they progress through the program.     


Intern Primary Duties:

Part-time May 2010 (Tuesdays, 2:00pm – 7:00pm)

­   Support Program Director in preparation of materials for sessions with students

­   Attend program sessions and assist Program Manager and Critical Writing teacher as needed

­   Mentor students

­   Work with Program Manager to research related jobs or internships for students at the completion of the program


Full-time June 7-26 2010 (specific times TBD)

­   As the Festival nears, intern will support Program Director in solidifying schedule for immersion experience, including creating detailed itineraries and communicating with content providers and students about their schedules

­   During the Festival, June 12-26 intern will chaperone the students as they participate in their immersion experience, bringing them from venue to venue, supervising students and continuing to serve as a teaching assistant for content providers as necessary



This is a paid internship position with a stipend of $1,500.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email or fax to:


Dawn Gibson-Brehon

Fellowship Program Manager

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

195 Church Street, 12th Floor

 New Haven, CT 06510

Fax: (203) 498-2106, This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript



The intern will also be eligible to participate in orientation and group activities of the Dwight Hall at Yale Summer Fellowship program during June 2010.

More Details Regarding the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program is designed to give high school students unparalleled exposure to careers in the arts as they prepare to pursue college and/or enter the workforce.  The program will focus on (1) introducing students to a variety of careers in the arts; (2) deepening students’ understanding of the arts and humanities disciplines represented at the Festival; (3) honing students’ skills in writing and self-expression; and (4) involving students in hands-on experiences.  The program will culminate in an intensive two-week immersion experience at the 15th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, June 12-26, 2010.  Following the program, the Festival will endeavor to place fellows in related summer jobs and internships. 


About the Festival of Arts and Ideas:

Every year in June, New Haven sparkles as the International Festival of Arts & Ideas displays a rare collection of gems: stunning music and dance, brilliant theater, bright and emergent thinkers gathered from around the world. Now entering its fifteenth year, the Festival has the distinction of fusing arts and ideas programs to present a broad array of offerings within and across genres. The Festival showcases hundreds of international events each summer, from over 75 countries, with an impressive scale and scope unmatched in the Northeast.

Visit to learn more about the Festival.