LEAP 687 - Internship

  • 2 - 12 credits

Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit).

This course can be applied toward:


LEAP 600 (Arts Policy and Advocacy); LEAP 692 (Internship Seminar) or concurrent registration.

Important Information

Students should register for 3 credits.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Intern Nation (2012)
    Perlin, Ross
    ISBN: 978-1844678839
  • The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead (2014)
    Murray, Charles
    ISBN: 978-0804141444
  • The Human Services Internship, 4th Ed. (2016)
    Kiser, Pamela M.
    ISBN: 978-1305087347


Antonio Cuyler


As a previous intern at the Central City Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler understands well the value internships hold for arts management students’ professional development. His passion for students and their internship experiences in arts management has inspired a robust research agenda on the topic, which has led to publications in the American Journal of Arts Management, Cultural Management: Science and Education, ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management & Policy, and International Journal of Arts Management. He has also contributed to an amicus brief to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of Eric Glatt regarding the infamous Fox Searchlight Pictures case. Previous to joining the LEAP faculty as an instructor for the Internship and Internship Seminar, Dr. Cuyler held faculty positions at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), American University, and Purchase College, SUNY. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Arts Administration and Coordinator of the MA Program at Florida State University (FSU) where he also earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Arts Administration.

Emelie Borello
Emelie Borello

(970) 491-5421 | emelie.borello@colostate.edu

Emelie Borello is currently an instructor for the undergraduate LEAP courses and a recent graduate from the LEAP master’s degree program. She has a strong background in management, human resources, and project planning as well as a decade of experience as a director and designer in the local Fort Collins community theatre. In addition to teaching, Emelie is working toward her PhD in the study of festivals and the communities that they serve, as well as continuing research in the field of theatre and its relationship to audience experiences.

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