Internship Funding Opportunity

New College of Florida (NCF) is sponsoring a select number of non-profit/501c3 organizations and government agencies in Sarasota and Manatee counties to fund internships with project(s) focused in the arts and humanities to meet community needs, allow for increased student access to paid internships, and bolster local resources. The Sarasota-Manatee Arts & Humanities (SMAH) Internship Program in collaboration with outstanding non-profit/501c3 organizations and government agencies will provide students with high-quality, experiential learning internships funded by the New College of Florida through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. The program will also meet the goals of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant by supporting community-driven projects, and strengthening community outreach and engagement.

In order to offer exceptional learning opportunities to students, the NCF’s Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity (CEO) invites organizations to submit an internship proposal for the 2021-2022 academic year. Internship proposals will be selected by a committee based on quality of the experiential learning opportunity and alignment with the goals and purpose of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.

SMAH Internship Program Projects: Internship project(s) should promote the intern’s opportunity for experiential learning and career exploration by allowing for the application of theory and knowledge learned in the classroom to real work assignments in a professional setting. Proposed internships can include, but are not limited to, project(s) focused on ancient and modern languages, culture, history, anthropology/archeology, philosophy, English literature, education, religion, creative writing, media and journalism, non-profit work, public relations, fine art and art history, arts management, and visual and performing arts such as music, dance, and theater. Internship project(s) should be of value to the host organization and the Sarasota-Manatee community. Please initial below that you have read and understand.

Proposals for a Fall 2021 (late-August to early-December) SMAH internship should be submitted by 8:00am on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Proposals for a Spring 2022 (early-February to mid-May) SMAH internship should be submitted by 8:00am on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Submit an internship proposal here:

For Additional Information or Questions: 

Please contact Maddie Tympanick, Assistant Director & Career Coach, Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity,; 941-487-5002.