The City University of New York (CUNY) is partnering with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the CUNY Cultural Corps, which will create opportunities for CUNY students to work in the City’s cultural sector starting in Fall 2016. Modeled after the CUNY Service Corps, which provides hundreds of CUNY students with paid work experience in civic-oriented jobs in community-based organizations and government agencies, the Cultural Corps aims to be a strong student pipeline for successful alumni into New York City’s arts and culture institutions. These institutions include non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts as well as public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies.
The following institutions are participating in CUNY Cultural Corps for the 2016-2017 school year:
2016-2017 Participating Organizations:
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Department of Cultural Affairs
El Museo del Barrio
Flushing Town Hall
Historic Richmond Town
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Botanical Garden
New York City Ballet
New York Hall of Science
NY City Center
Queens Botanical Garden
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Staten Island Museum
Studio Museum of Harlem
The Public Theater
Wildlife Conservation Society
2017-2018 Cultural Corps Programs:
During 2017-2018, CUNY Cultural Corps will provide two programs, one for recent alumni and the other for current students. Learn more by clicking on the links below:
You may also learn more about the programs by registering to previously recorded webinars.
Corps Member Applications:
The corps member application deadline for the CUNY Cultural Corps Summer Intensive has now passed.
The corps member application for the 2017-2018 CUNY Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship has now passed.
Host Site Applications:
The host site application for the 2017 Cultural Corps Summer Intensive is now closed.
The host site application for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Internship is now closed.