So being a student is great. Unfortunately, we can't do that forever. If you're starting to think about what to do once you graduate, internships are a great way to try out some different fields. Become and intern and get a taste of what it's like to be an arts professional. Below is a list of resources that will help get your job search started.
The Rosemary Magee Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in the Arts is a position avaiable to graduating seniors and recent graduates of an Emory College arts department. This year-long fellowship focuses on arts marketing, arts education of first-year students, and communication with Emory students.
Metro Atlanta Area
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Theater, High Museum of Art, Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, and many other venues throughout the region offer internships to college students and recent graduates. Visit artsopportunities.org to search for job and internship listings in the metro area.
Many volunteer opportunities also exist in the arts in Atlanta and at Emory. Almost every group, be they professional, student or faculty-directed, needs ushers, set builders, or general help. Contact the organization you are interested in volunteering for, and they will almost certainly put you to work! As far as social volunteering, visit handsonatlanta.org for information on how you can get involved in organizations that need music, theater, dance, or writing instructors and volunteers.
Ask Your Department
Talk to your arts department chair or secretary about internship coordination. Many departments, such as Art History, have a faculty member assigned to help students arrange internships for credit.
Emory Career Center
The Emory Career Center has many resources available to students looking for internships. There are counselors that can meet with you one on one, as well as links to databases and other information.
Emory Career Center - Main Site
Handshake (formerly EagleOps)- Job/Internship posting board. Only available to Emory students.
University Career Action Network (UCAN) - National database available to students in a consortium of universities, including Emory