Community Program Intern

NAVEL seeks a Community Program Intern who will work closely with the NAVEL team on the following NAVEL programs and activities: ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020, Portals (working title for an online group exhibition by NAVEL Collective Residents and Members), our participation in 3HD festival, and ongoing NAVEL Membership activities and events.

A good candidate will be detail-oriented and a self starter, eager to learn the inner workings of a nimble, intimate team in an ever evolving organization. Candidates with an interest in new models for cultural production, non-hierarchical decision making and curation, and developing experimental, multidisciplinary and subversive projects in a caring, member-focused community are especially encouraged to apply. The Community Program Intern will have opportunities to directly interact with NAVEL members, residents, participants, and organizers, and should feel comfortable communicating with folks from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

The Community Program Intern will be mentored by NAVEL Co-Directors to set learning goals, as well as to develop an independent initiative or activity led by the intern during the course of the internship.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting ASSEMBLIES Steward with ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020 program, including building a web archive of past ASSEMBLIES groups
  • Assisting in production of PORTALS online group exhibition
  • Creating a digital archive about Collective Residency program from 2017 - 2020
  • Running weekly membership acknowledgement process and fulfilling membership orders and requests
  • Assisting with planning and executing member activities
  • Creating and maintaining Master Archive of Events, Programs, & Activities

We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, and people with disabilities.

400 hours of employment from 9/21/2020 through 3/31/2021 (an average of 20 hours/week). The intern will ideally work from the NAVEL space 3x per week, but may work from home up to 50% of the time if so desired.

Compensation: $15/hr. paid bi-weekly via payroll

Application Process:
Interested applicants must fill out this application form.

Applications will be accepted from August 8-31, 2020. Interviews will take place between August 24-September 10 and the selected candidate will be notified by September 12, 2020 (subject to eligibility verification - see below).

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This Internship is made possible by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. All applicants must verify they meet Los Angeles County eligibility requirements.

This Internship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who:

  • Are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate’s degree (community college) programs.
  • Are residents of Los Angeles County attending college outside of the region or currently attend college in Los Angeles County.
  • Are able to legally work within the United States.

Students who are on track to complete their undergraduate degree, or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution between May 1- September 1, 2020, are also eligible.

The following students are not eligible:

  • Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree.
  • Students who have previously participated in the Arts Internship Program.

In addition, organizations may not select students who are their current or former employees, board members, trustees, officers, and/or directors, or relatives of any of their current staff members, employees, board members, trustees, officers, and/or directors.

Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to participate in the Arts Internship Program.

The Los Angeles Department of Arts & Culture will verify the eligibility of each student invited to participate. Students will be asked to provide documents (such as college transcript and driver’s license) to verify undergraduate status and residency requirements.


We also offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership. Learn more about volunteering here.

NAVEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NAVEL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are actively taking steps to meet our commitment to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, people of color, and people with disabilities.