Materials & Applications Public Programs Internship
Summer 2018

Materials & Applications is seeking a Public Programs Intern as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week, full-time paid summer internships to eligible undergraduate college students. The 2018 Arts Internship position is open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2- or 4-year) college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018, or will not have completed their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2018 in order to participate.  Students must be able to legally work in the United States. The Public Programs Interns is paid $13.25/hour for their ten-week internship. More information below. 


About Materials & Applications

Materials & Application (M&A) is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to exploring the role of architecture in the public sphere through critical exhibitions and programs. We work to bring new ideas and creative experimentation into public space and public dialogue. M&A primarily produces two types of public programs: an annual exhibition of one-to-one architecture, and a topical program clusters or event series through which to explore an issue or area of interest in greater depth. Since 2003, M&A has produced more than 20 site-specific installations and over 100 programs exploring new ideas in art, architecture, and design. 


About the Internship

We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to art and architecture. You are an self-motivated and creative college student interested in art and architectural engagement and curious about the triumphs and challenges of non-profit work.

You have strong organizational skills, close attention to detail and experience with Google Docs and Adobe Creative Suite. You are an awesome collaborator. You are eager to learn, get your hands dirty if necessary and, of utmost importance, you have an intellectual curiosity for contemporary art and architecture culture. Your daily tasks will range from communications with our general audience, public program coordination, project support for artists and collaborators, and general operations support including website updates, mailing list and social media management. The Public Program Intern will be exposed to the full spectrum of operations at Materials & Applications.

We are looking for candidates with the right skills, attitudes and interests, including: 

  • have an interest in cultural production in arts and architecture
  • able to work independently and in group settings
  • comfortable with public speaking and engaging with our general audience
  • experience with Google Docs/Sheets and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Graphic skills a plus! 

We welcome all applicants but prefer candidates who are pursuing a degree in art, architecture, design, environmental studies, performance and other creative disciplines. The Public Programs Interns is paid $13.25/hour for their ten-week internship.


If you are interested in interning with Materials & Applications, please send an email with the subject line "Summer 2018 Internship" with a cover letter and CV to info [at]