Experiential Requirements

MAAA internship experience

Complete your 280-hour internship with an organization that matches your career goals—locally, across the United States, or abroad. MAAA interns have gained experience in nonprofit arts and culture organizations and public agencies, working in areas of education, marketing, development, research and data analysis, and more. Students often choose to complete their internship in the summer between their second and third semesters, while others complete the internship in the spring following their final semester of the program.


 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York

Internship opportunities

Chicago? New York? South Korea? Wherever you’d like to go, the O’Neill Career Hub can help you find the internship that is right for you.

MAAA practicum component

Bloomington, Indiana recognizes the importance of the arts. It is home to a number of world-class performing arts centers, museums, arts festivals, and theatres, not to mention the renowned Jacobs School of Music. Take advantage of our rich arts community and learn from leaders in the field through practicum experiences.

Three, 50-hour projects

As a MAAA student, you will complete three, 50-hour practicum projects with a professional arts organization on campus or in the community. Apply for an existing practicum opportunity or reach out to an organization of your choice to develop your own project proposal. Practicums should encompass a specific project with an end product, such as a marketing research report, fundraising event, or audience survey. Practicum projects are not simply volunteer opportunities—they should provide meaningful, resume-building experiences.

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