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Governor's Summer Intern - Programs Intern

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  415604

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Arts Commission:

The mission of the Indiana Arts Commission is to positively impact the cultural, economic and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state's citizens and communities.



About this Internship:

The internship program provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience as with the Indiana Arts Commission part of a collaborative and adaptive Programs team, provide innovative support in the development of strategies, delivery, and assessment of services, programs, and activities that support arts throughout the state. You should bring a diverse and equity-focused perspective and be interested in working in current Programmatic areas of focus for the agency:  inclusion, diversity, and equity; grants making; direct service to artists and communities; arts education; program development; workshop planning and implementation; community development; and public policy research and development.


To be considered for this internship, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education. You should have project management organization and management experience, extensive experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and ability to maintain accurate records and file to assure convenient retrieval and appropriate confidentiality.


As a Programs Intern with the Indiana Arts Commission, here are some things you may gain valuable hands-on experience with:

  • Support of agency's work around equity in resources and grants making to include field growth assessment.
  • Support Programs team in:
    • Planning Learning Lab capacity-building offerings. Speaker and session prep (including virtual session research and prep, communications, logistics, evaluation tools
    • Artist-focused programming and services; and
    • Arts education program development and implementation.
  • Review FY22 & FY23 granting processes including final grant reports, panel process and applicant data analysis.



This is a paid internship with the hourly rate of $16.24.

About the Job:

This program is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels and much more.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Identify and execute one major project related to agency needs and academic area of study
  • Create, develop, and sustain the programmatic efforts for the assigned discipline
  • Analyze data and feedback to provide recommendations 
  • Partner with other relevant stakeholders to promote and enhance the quality of projects
  • Collaborate with State of Indiana agencies to ensure effective implementation of internal and external initiatives

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • Academic work in related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets related to discipline 
  • Ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels 
  • Ability to conduct well-informed research
  • Ability to solve complex, critical problems
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on proposed changes to relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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