INTERNSHIP GRANTS

 

If you have not already done so, please begin by visiting the Grants page to learn about deadlines, eligibility and the application process for the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program.

 

OVERVIEW

 

As part of the Rozsa Foundation’s long-term commitment to strengthening the arts sector, we are proud to offer Internship Grants for smaller organizations (no more than 5 FTEs) to provide employment opportunities for recent graduates seeking to undertake a career in arts administration. Organizations can support an arts administrator through the beginning stages of their career, while building internal capacity and addressing staffing challenges. 

 

This grant stream supports a flexible approach to high-impact, mentor-driven learning and opportunity within the field for early-career arts administrators in all disciplines to advance their knowledge, skills, experiences and networks.

 

The careful and considered design of the internship, how it deliberately builds skills and evolves in complexity, along with how the work of the intern intersects with the needs of the organization are central to determining success in this grant stream.

 

The Intern is also expected to contribute toward a "Legacy" piece - a resource or project that will stay with the organization and be used after the internship ends. This could be a process manual, collection database, established community relationships, etc.

 

AMOUNT AVAILABLE

Internship Grants are $15,000 and are designed to support a full-time position for a six-month duration. Applicant organizations are required to contribute $3,200 in wages plus mandatory employment related costs, for a total base wage of $700/week over the 26-week internship. Funds granted from this stream may only be used for an intern’s salary. No other costs, including mentoring fees or external professional development are eligible.

 

Co-op work terms, or any other component of an intern’s educational degree, are not eligible for funding. The organization’s project budget should illustrate the requisite $3,200 and mandatory employment related costs and any other additional investments in the internship. 

 

ADDITIONAL POINTS

 

  • The intern must be a graduate from an accredited institution in Canada who is graduating in the calendar year in which the application is made, or the two years prior.

  • It is possible for multiple organizations to apply in partnership with one another, so long as clear rationale of the benefit behind a shared intern is provided.

  • It is possible for the terms of the employment to be part-time over a longer period, but please contact us prior to making such an application.

  • Internships should be completed within one calendar year from notification of funding.

 

When applying for an Internship Grant, organizations should address the following in the project description:

 

  • What is the focus of the internship?

  • How will the internship help support the learning and progress of the individual?

  • How will the internship develop the internal capacity and resiliency of the organization?

  • What is the "Legacy" piece the intern will be working on within the organization?

  • How will the internship develop transferable skills in the intern?

  • How will the responsibilities of the intern evolve through the course of the internship?

  • If the organization has a candidate in mind, why does the organization feel they are a good fit?

  • If a candidate has not yet been identified, and the organization is successful in its application, it will inform the Rozsa Foundation of the selected intern, the rationale for the choice and how it relates to the described outline.

  • The organization should provide a training plan, including who will be supporting & mentoring the intern in their duties and when.

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