Internships

CTE Internship

A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship.

See Mr. Haake about signing up for your CTE Internship Class 


Asheville Art Museum - paid summer opportunity for students

The Museum is proud to be a contractor again this year with the Kennedy Center for their Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (RKII). This program provides internship and pre-professional training opportunities for youth with disabilities (https://adata.org/faq/what-definition-disability-under-ada), ages 15–22, to enhance the potential for future employment in the arts, arts education, or arts management. Participants are exposed to the variety and diversity of arts-based careers; develop critical arts employment skills; gain real-world work experience and hands-on experiential opportunities to explore careers, jobs, and employment; and have the opportunity to interact with peers and professionals. It provides ~75 experiential hours per intern, and a stipend of $750.

This summer’s participants in our Introduction to Careers in Museums, Cultural Organizations, and Nonprofits Internship will take part in the Museum’s intern professional development program in June and July, which includes Lunch and Learns with each Museum department and field trips to a variety of arts organizations. Past field trips have included the Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville Community Theatre, Better Than Unicorns, Biltmore’s conservation lab, Blue Ridge Art Therapy, Blue Spiral 1 and Contemporaneo galleries, Brunk Auctions, NC Glass Center, the WNC Regional Archives, artists’ studios, and private collections, among others. In addition, interns work on a focused project with administration, communications, curatorial, development, or learning & engagement staff to gain real-world knowledge about and hands-on experience with art-related work. All internship hours must be completed by August 31, 2021.

Please let me know if you have any questions, if you have any students who qualify and may be interested, or if there are other friends or colleagues with whom I should connect. The application process is quick (complete and submit the application form and a one-page letter of interest at https://www.ashevilleart.org/about/careers/intern/rkii-application/); applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with interns placed on a first-come, first-served basis. We have the funds to place three RKII interns this summer.

With gratitude,

 Kristi McMillan
Director of Learning & Engagement | 828.253.3227 x122 | kmcmillan@ashevilleart.org  
ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM | 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
M  PO Box 1717, Asheville, NC 28802 | ashevilleart.org