In fall of 2016, the City University of New York (CUNY) partnered with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the CUNY Cultural Corps, which creates opportunities for CUNY students to work in the City’s cultural sector. 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. This internship program was created as a response to a report released that year by the Department of Cultural Affairs highlighting a lack of diversity in NYC cultural institutions.
Partnering 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. Why partner with CUNY Cultural Corps?
The following institutions are participating in CUNY Cultural Corps for the 2018-2019 school year:
2018-2019 Participating Organizations:
Academy of American Poets
American Museum of Natural History
Americans for the Arts
Art in General
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Bronx Council on the Arts
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Danspace Project, Inc.
El Museo del Barrio
Flushing Town Hall
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
International Studio & Curatorial Program
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
King Manor Assoc. of LI (aka King Manor Museum)
Lehman College Art Gallery
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Madison Square Park Conservancy
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication
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
NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance)
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Council on the Arts
Rubin Museum of Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Socrates Sculpture Park
South Street Seaport Museum
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
Thalia Spanish Theatre
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Frick Collection
The Futuro Media Group
The Laundromat Project
The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Triangle Arts Association
Urban Bush Women
Voelker Orth Museum
2018-2019 Cultural Corps Programs:
During 2018-2019, 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 view previously recorded webinars. View Corps Member Webinar
Corps Member Applications:
The corps member application deadline for the 2018 CUNY Cultural Corps Summer Intensive is now closed. Deadlines: Original – February 26th; Extended – March 11, 2018.
The corps member application for the 2018-2019 CUNY Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship is OPEN AGAIN! APPLY HERE NOW! Deadline EXTENDED TO: Sunday, September 9th at 11:59 pm EST. (Both application & recommendation must be in by this time.)
Check out our Prospective Corps Member FAQ page
Host Site Applications:
The host site application for the 2018 Cultural Corps Summer Intensive is now closed. Deadline: March 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
The host site application for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Internship is now closed. Deadline: April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am EST.
Check out our Prospective Host Site FAQ page.