Creative Long Beach

Creative Long Beach is a semester long paid internship program that serves college students and arts and culture nonprofit organizations in the city of Long Beach. The Arts Council’s internship program matches upper division or graduate students at California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of the Arts and Long Beach City College (LBCC) students with Long Beach arts organizations. Students develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit arts administration and the role of the arts in the community. Participating host site organizations help develop new arts leaders while gaining the assistance of motivated students. Creative Long Beach aids with expanding Long Beach’s internship capacity and local hiring goals. In addition to working 10 hours at each organization students participate in programming events which include professional development events and a seminar.


All internship positions for the Spring 2017 semester have been filled. The next recruitment period for future internship opportunities will be available in early April for the Fall 2017 semester. Please fill out this form if you are a student from LBCC or CSULB interested in the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Creative Long Beach Internship Program.  For more information contact, Education & Community Programs Manager, Cynthia Lujan at 562.435.ARTS (2787) ext. 101.

Student Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled students at the time of the internship
  • Currently enrolled upper division undergraduate or graduate level California State University, Long Beach students with a major or minor in the College of the Arts.
  • Currently enrolled Long Beach City College students who demonstrate significant success in arts coursework and have completed at least 20 units in an arts related field.

Are you an organization interested in hosting a Creative Long Beach Intern for a semester? Please view our current guidelines for eligibility requirements and contact Cynthia Luján for a current application.

Spring 2017 Intern Cohort

Curatorial Intern
Marketing Intern
Arts Education Intern
Development Intern
Music Education and Community Engagement Assistant Intern
Curatorial Intern
Living Arts Intern
Graphic Design Intern

Spring 2017 Host Sites

Able ARTS Work 

Fueling creative arts opportunities for adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities

Arts Council for Long Beach

Fosters creativity and culture, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving economy.

Long Beach Museum of Art

A municipal art center founded in 1950 for the city of Long Beach.

Long Beach Opera

Expanding the boundaries of the opera experience in Southern California by presenting new and rarely performed works that engage a diverse audience and instill a love for opera in youth.

Long Beach Symphony

The mission of the Long Beach Symphony Association is to enrich our community by providing high quality traditional and contemporary symphonic music and educational experiences.

Rancho Los Cerritos

The mission of Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is to restore and preserve the ranch house structure and grounds; collect appropriate resources; and interpret the relationship of the Rancho’s diverse peoples, from the period before Spanish settlement when Native Americans controlled the land, through the development of the Long Beach area, to the present day.

United Cambodian Community

United Cambodian Community (UCC) promotes and advocates for the well-being and advancement of the Cambodian community.

University Art Museum

The mission of the University Art Museum is to present education and exhibitions programs that blur the boundaries between visual arts and design, technology, music, and contemporary culture.

Program Partners

How can you participate?

Are you interested in supporting arts & culture in the city of Long Beach? Sponsor an intern!

Are you a leader in the arts who actively participates in arts and culture within the city of Long Beach? Speak at one of our upcoming Community Professional Development events! Contact

350 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)


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