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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 a graduate or undergraduate student to serve as an intern with the Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program. The program gives economically disadvantaged teens exposure to careers in the arts and various arts disciplines and teaches critical thinking and writing skills. The Fellowship Program intern will support 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 2011 (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

Full-time June 7-25 2011 (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 11-25 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. 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

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

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program is specifically designed to give high school juniors and seniors exposure to careers in the arts, as they prepare to pursue college and/or enter the workforce. The program combines instruction in critical writing and nonprofit management, with opportunities for job shadowing and hands-on work experience around Festival events. It is our belief that the arts contribute to the overall vitality and connectedness of our community and that exposure to the arts by our young people is especially critical to their future success. The program will culminate in an intensive two-week immersion experience at the 16th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, June 11-25, 2011.

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.