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Career paths: musical performer or producer; studio artist or designer; theatre professional; film or television professional; arts administrator.
These are examples of organizations that have hired Lawrence interns in recent years.
- Merit School of Music – (Handshake Profile)
- New York Jazz Academy – (Organization Website)
- Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute – (Organization Website)
- Center for Deep Listening – (Organization Website)
- Kairos Alive! – (Organization Website)
- The Trout Museum – (Handshake Profile)
- Wisconsin Conservatory of Music – (Handshake Profile)
- Stone Soup Theatre – (Organization Website)
- Forte Community Music Project – (Organization Website)
- Art Institute of Chicago – (Handshake Profile)
- Fox Cities Performing Arts Center – (Organization Website)
- John Michael Kohler Arts Center – (Handshake Profile)
Current Internships from Handshake
The following internships are pulled directly from Handshake and are updated regularly.
See more VPA internships in Handshake.
Conduct Summer Research
You can receive up to a $4,000 stipend to participate in intensive 10-week summer research projects either at Lawrence or major research institutions around the world. (Opens in early January.)
Funding for Experiences
Related Student Organizations at Lawrence
Related Professional Associations
Gain leadership and industry experience by actively participating in student organizations.
Keep up with the latest industry trends and make professional connections through national or regional professional associations.
- Deep Listeners of Lawrence University
- Diversity in Fine Arts (DIFA)
- Lawrence Inclusive Theatre
- Performers Enhancing Diversity at Lawrence
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Student Produced Amateur Musical Productions at Lawrence University (SPAMALU)
- Sigma Alpha Iota
- Student Panel of the LU Symphony Orchestra
- Students of Lawrence Studio (SOL Studio)
- WLFM Lawrence Student Radio
See Lawrence’s Directory of Student Organizations.
- College Art Association
- Association of Performing Arts Professionals
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
- American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- American Art Therapy Association
- American Music Therapy Association
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
- Theatre Communications Group
Check out even more professional music organizations.
Articles for #VPA Careers
Read up on topics related to careers in the visual and performing arts.
Want even more? See all articles tagged #VPA.
Current Jobs from Handshake
View active job postings from Handshake for this community; updated regularly.
See more VPA jobs in Handshake.
Gap Year Opportunities
General Job & Internship Resources
- Identify your job or internship target
- Learn to write a résumé OR use VMock SMART Résumé Platform
- Learn to write a cover letter
- Build your professional community and social capital (Network!)
- Prepare to interview OR use Big Interview Interview preparation platform
- Find out about academic internship
- Find OPT/CPT forms OR use Interstride
- Job search sites
- Identity-based resources