A Request for Proposal: New College of Florida (NCF) is sponsoring a select number of non-profit/501c3 organizations and government agencies in Sarasota and Manatee counties to fund internships with project(s) focused in the arts and humanities to meet community needs, allow for increased student access to paid internships, and bolster local resources. The Sarasota-Manatee Arts & Humanities (SMAH) Internship Program in collaboration with outstanding non-profit/501c3 organizations and government agencies will provide students with high-quality, experiential learning internships funded by the New College of Florida through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. The program will also meet the goals of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant by supporting community-driven projects, and strengthening community outreach and engagement.

In order to offer exceptional learning opportunities to students, the NCF’s Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity (CEO) invites organizations to submit a proposal for a Spring 2021 (Mon, Feb. 1 to Wed, May 12) internship opportunity by 12pm on Tues, Nov. 10. Internship proposals will be selected by a committee based on quality of the experiential learning opportunity and alignment with the goals and purpose of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. Organizations whose internships are selected will receive a grant of $1,800 in order to pay the student intern at $8.60 per hour for a total of 160 hours ($1,376 for intern salary), and the remaining $424 can be used to cover minor administrative and internship project(s) costs. Student interns will also receive academic credit for their internship.

Internship proposals should be submitted by 12pm on Tuesday, November 10, through the completion of this proposal form.

New College of Florida: Strengthening Community Outreach and Engagement

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant to New College of Florida to support curricular and research initiatives that preserve local history, integrate social and racial justice work into artistic practice and teaching, and explore questions of special interest to the local community. The grant from the Mellon Foundation’s Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities program is a testimony to New College’s strength in the humanities, to the vibrancy of the arts community in the Sarasota-Manatee area, and to the promise of the Cross College Alliance1 (CCA).

Sarasota-Manatee Arts & Humanities Internship Program Projects

Internship project(s) should promote the intern’s opportunity for experiential learning and career exploration by allowing for the application of theory and knowledge learned in the classroom to real work assignments in a professional setting. Proposed internships can include, but are not limited to, project(s) focused on ancient and modern languages, culture, philosophy, English literature, education, religion, creative writing, media and journalism, fine art and art history, arts management, and visual and performing arts such as music, dance, and theater. Internship project(s) should be of value to the host organization and the Sarasota-Manatee community.

Cross College Alliance is comprised of five higher education institutions in Sarasota and Manatee counties: New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art + Design, The Ringling/FSU, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee — https://www.crosscollegealliance.org/

Internship Posting & Promotion

The CEO will post the selected internship opportunities on behalf of the organization and students will apply to specific internships through the career management platform, Handshake. Internship supervisors will receive application materials directly to their email to review and select a student for the Spring 2021 (Mon, Feb. 1 to Wed, May 12) internship. Organizations must notify Maddie Tympanick, Assistant Director & Career Coach, of the selected intern.

Timeline for Spring 2021 Sarasota-Manatee Arts & Humanities Internships
Tuesday, November 10 at 12pm – Internship Proposals Due
Mid-November – Committee Review and Select Proposals
Mid-Late November – Notify Grant Recipients and Internships Posted to Handshake
Late-November to Early-January – Promote Internships to Students and Applications Close
January – Organizations Interview and Select Interns
January – Grant Disbursement to Organizations to Pay Intern for Spring 2021
Due to volume of applications, 2-3 weeks will be allotted from the time of the internship proposal deadline for the committee to assemble and determine awards.

You will be notified via the proposal contact email address on your application when decisions are made.

For Additional Information or Questions please contact Madeline Tympanick, Assistant Director & Career Coach, Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity, [email protected]; 941-487-5002.