Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit).
This course can be applied towards:
LEAP 600 (Arts Policy and Advocacy); LEAP 692 (Internship Seminar) or concurrent registration.
Students should register for 3 credits.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Internships Theory and Practice (2007)
Sides, C. and Mrvica, A.
- Responsibility at Work, 1st Ed. (2007)
- 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College (2012)
Jill Stilwell brings 25 years of public sector arts and culture experience to LEAP. During her tenure as the cultural services director for the City of Fort Collins, Jill oversaw the Lincoln Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the Art in Public Places program, the Gardens on Spring Creek, the Creative Center, and administered an arts-granting program. Jill spent 10 years as a museum director and curator and continues to teach museum studies courses. Jill has real-world experience and expertise in managing and operating cultural facilities and programs, cultural planning, arts policy, public art, cultural capital projects, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, and nonprofit arts management.
Jill was instrumental in Fort Collins receiving the 2011 Governor’s Arts Award and most recently led the effort for State certification of the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District in 2016. Jill has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in art history and museum studies from the University of Denver.
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 inspires his research, published by American Journal of Arts Management and the International Journal of Arts Management. Most recently, Dr. Cuyler 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 instructor for 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 Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Coordinator of Internships at Florida State University where he also earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Arts Administration.