Careers and Internships

Lamberth Dalton


See where an Arts Management MA took Dalton Lamberth!

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Our students make an impact through internships at Washington, D.C. area arts organizations by collectively contributing more than 60,000 hours supporting the arts while gaining valuable professional experience.

Where Can You Find an Internship?

Strategically placed at the core of both the graduate and undergraduate minor curriculum, required internships in professional settings are where our students begin applying and refining the skills they learn in the classroom.

Our students have worked in dynamic organizations ranging in size from the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to independent community-focused arts organizations such as the Arlington Arts CenterDance Place, and Arena Stage.

Mason has also worked to cultivate partnerships with affiliates in the Washington, D.C., metro region and beyond, which provide our students with exclusive internship opportunities.

Browse our job and internship listings.

Areas of focus include:

  • Arts marketing
  • Communications
  • Public relations
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Fundraising
  • Event management

Graduate students must complete 42 hours per credit.

For information about our internship requirements, or to arrange for an internship, please contact the Arts Management program.

To get started, you should familiarize yourself with the appropriate Internship Guide.

Undergraduate Internship Guide
Internship Guide, MA in Arts Management

“This is the first [internship] I’ve walked away from and said, ‘Wow, this is what I want to do.’ I’m still able to keep the music and keep the arts in my life without performing or teaching. I think I’ve found my niche.”

Alex Interlandi, Arts management minor and music major, Development intern for the Wolf Trap Foundation
The Arts Management Program prepares student for success in careers and internships at the leading arts organizations around the world.

By participating in mock interviews, students prepare for success in careers and internships at leading arts organizations around the world.

Selected Internship Sites

1st Stage Theater, VA Performing Arts
Afromoda Dance Theatre, DC Performing Arts
Air Force Photo (Pentagon), VA Visual Arts
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, VA Performing Arts
Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, VA Performing Arts
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, MA Interdisciplinary
American Century Theatre, VA Performing Arts
American Dance Festival, NC Performing Arts
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras,V A Performing Arts
Americans for the Arts, DC Interdisciplinary
Apollo’s Fire–The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, OH Performing Arts
Arena Stage, DC Performing Arts
Arlington Arts Center, VA Visual Arts
Arlington County Cultural Affairs, VA Interdisciplinary
Arlington Economic Development, VA Interdisciplinary
Art at the Center, VA Visual Arts
Art League Gallery, VA Visual Arts
Art Museums of the Americas, DC Visual Arts
Art Soiree, DC Interdisciplinary
Art-o-matic, DC Visual Arts
Artbot Gallery, VA Visual Arts
Artisphere, VA Interdisciplinary
Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA Interdisciplinary
Aspen Music Festival, CO Performing Arts
Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) Conference, OH Interdisciplinary
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, DC Performing Arts
BodyWise Dance, DC Performing Arts
Bowen McCauley Dance, VA Performing Arts
Bravo! Vail Music Festival, DC Performing Arts
Broadway Gallery, VA Visual Arts
Candy Factory, Center for Arts, VA Visual Arts
Capital Fringe, DC Performing Arts
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, DC Visual Arts
Chateauville Foundation, Castleton Festival, VA Visual Arts
Cherry Blossom Festival, DC Interdisciplinary
Chinese Culture Connection, DC Interdisciplinary
Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC Performing Arts
Christie's, NY Visual Arts
City Dance, DC Performing Arts
Contemporary American Theater Festival, WV Performing Arts
Contemporary Arts Center, LA Visual Arts
Council of the Arts Herndon, VA Interdisciplinary
Creative Arts Therapy Studio, VA Interdisciplinary
Creative Currency, CA Interdisciplinary
Cultural DC, DC Interdisciplinary
Dance Place, DC Performing Arts
Dance USA, DC Performing Arts
Dancin' Unlimited Jazz Dance Company, VA Performing Arts
DC Jazz Festival, DC Performing Arts
DCist, DC Interdisciplinary
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, IL Performing Arts
Deutsche Orchestervereinigung, Germany Performing Arts
Embassy of Peru, DC Interdisciplinary
Empowered Women International, VA Interdisciplinary
Entertainment Industries Council, VA Performing Arts
Fairfax Choral Society, VA Performing Arts
Fairfax Commission on the Arts, VA Interdisciplinary
Fairfax Community Church, VA Interdisciplinary
Fairfax County Dance Coalition, VA Performing Arts
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, VA Performing Arts
Ford’s Theatre, DC Performing Arts
Founders Hall Gallery, VA Visual Arts
Fredericksburg Parks & Rec, VA Interdisciplinary
Freer Gallery, DC Visual Arts
Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, DC Visual Arts
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC Performing Arts
GE Ministries, DC Interdisciplinary
GMU College of Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Management Department, Marketing, VA Interdisciplinary
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Center for the Arts, VA Performing Arts
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Center for the Arts, Marketing, VA Interdisciplinary
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Communications, VA Interdisciplinary
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Curation, VA Visual Arts
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dance Conference, VA Performing Arts
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dance Department, VA Performing Arts
Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dean's Office, VA Interdisciplinary