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Year-Round Internships

Year-Round Internships

*** Our Internship program is currently on hold until further notice. ***

Nonprofit Arts Administration Internships

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center values community, personal growth, safety, fun, and diversity. As a part of this, our organization seeks to engage the next generation in the important work of the non-profit arts world by offering a year-round Nonprofit Arts Administration Internship program. Through this program, participants will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of non-profit management with a focus on arts education and community engagement. Participants will learn and practice their skills in the areas of strategic planning, program development, and assessment, relationship building, volunteer management, financial management, marketing, development, and leadership. Specifically related to the arts, Interns will gain experience in art education curriculum, art studio and theater operations, working with teaching artists and professional artists, concert presentation, and summer arts camp operations.

Appel Farm will hire 5 Interns annually, who will focus on specific aspects of programming and operation throughout the year with their daily work. Internships are year-long full-time positions from DATES HERE. Each position requires flexible scheduling, including some nights and weekend work; you will have scheduled days off, in addition to 5 vacation days (accrued 1 day per month working), 9 paid holidays and 5 days of sick leave. Interns receive a $600 monthly stipend. Interns are offered housing and a $100 food allowance per month. The housing includes a furnished private room with a shared living space and kitchen, plus cable television, and wireless Internet. Interns will be housed together in a comfortable home with access to a yard and recreational space.

To Apply:

For the Camp Internship, resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Ella Quimby Camp Director, at All other interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Jess Doheny, Executive Director at Candidates will be interviewed and selected as resumes are submitted; interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas or a related field: arts education (including visual arts, music, dance or theatre), education, arts or camp administration, communications, marketing, and development.
  • Ideal candidates are self-motivated, independent, open-minded and professional adults who share a love for the arts, youth development, making a difference in the community and creating transformative experiences.
  • Candidates should have a background or interest in at least one area of the arts.
  • Candidates should be able to show attention to detail, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Candidates should be comfortable interfacing with the public, including populations with special needs.
  • Candidates should be proficient with computers and have general working knowledge of social media platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, and ideally database and design software like FileMaker Pro, Camp Minder, and the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign software.)

Essential Job Functions

  • Must be at least 20 years old, pass a criminal background check and National Sex Offenders check, and be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to participate in summer camp activities, working outdoors, for an extended workday.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to navigate the grounds by foot, perform computer related duties at a desk, and assist in the set-up and clean-up of events.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license and clear driving record in order to perform off-site duties, operate organizational vehicles, and drive golf-carts on-site.
  • Must be able to speak and write in clear and proficient English.


Positions Overview

Camp Program Assistant 

The Camp Program Assistant will work with our Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and Camp Program Coordinator to learn, plan and oversee all aspects of our residential camp program, and other various aspects of Appel Farm Arts Camp’s operations. Click here for more information about the Camp Program Assistant Internship.

School Programs & Outreach Assistant

The School Programs & Outreach Assistant will work directly with our Director of Arts Education and Outreach to oversee our off-site arts education programs including our curricular partnerships, arts residencies, after-school programs and new initiatives. Click here for more information about the School Programs and Outreach Internship.

Special Events & Conference Assistant

The Special Events & Conference Assistant will work directly with our Director of Special Events & Conferences to help plan and execute our on-site special events including the annual festivals, concerts, evening events, girl-scout programs, Citizenship School, and our site rentals to include conferences, school retreats, weddings and more. Click here for more information about the Special Events and Conference Internship.

Camp Administration Assistant

The Camp Administration Assistant will work with our Camp Director and Executive Director to learn, plan and oversee all aspects of our residential camp program, and various aspects of Appel Farm’s operations. Click here for more information about the Camp Administration Internship.

External Relations Assistant

The External Relations Assistant will work directly with our Director of External Relations on all aspects of marketing and development supporting the organization as a whole and supporting Appel Farm’s multifaceted programs. Click here for more information about the External Relations Internship.