Call for Interns


The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is looking for paid and unpaid       Interns for the 2013-14 Academic Year. Internships are awarded on a  quarterly basis, starting in the fall.

To be accepted as an intern, candidates must (1) submit a resume packet, (2) undergo a reference check, and (3) be interviewed by NCLAC’s staff and Board of Directors. Resume packets must include (i) a cover letter, (ii) resume, (iii) current collegiate transcript, and (iv) three professional references.

Hannah Greer, NCLAC Marketing Intern in 2011-12 says of her internship:

While there, I wrote press releases, designed promotional materials, worked on events with NCLAC staff, and wrote my own series of blog posts for their readers. Not only was I able to gain professional experience and improve my work, but also made valuable connections in the community that brought me closer to local business owners, artists, and residents. Having lived in Ruston two and half years prior to my internship, the town finally began feeling like home after I started working for the Arts Council. What I was most thankful for while working at NCLAC was the supportive staff that encouraged my ideas and creativity. It was there where I first gained confidence in my ability to contribute to a work environment and a community.

NCLAC seeks individuals with good communication and organizational skills, selfmotivation, and the ability to work within an established system and time frame. Interns may work up to 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible depending on the intern’s school schedule.


Graphic Design


Arts Administration

Educational Outreach

Grant Writing

Gallery Management

NCLAC Interns assist in the planning, implementation, and the execution of NCLAC’s programs under the direction of the Executive Director. Interns may expect to be  responsible for duties such as: assisting in coordinating NCLAC’s art gallery spaces, for producing and editing public relations materials, promotional materials, press releases, and e-marketing for events such as the Peach Art Exhibit, Summer Arts Camps, the Holiday Arts Tour, and various other special and educational programs. Interns may also aid in fundraising through grant proposal and report writing, and prospect research. Candidates should indicate “work experiences” they are familiar with, or would like to gain proficiency in.

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is a local non-profit, based in Ruston, which seeks to enrich our region by fostering opportunities for creative expression, establishing a strong thriving presence for the arts, and sharing our diverse cultural heritage.

To learn more about NCLAC, visit our our site at

To apply, candidates should email their resume packets to NCLAC’s Executive Director, Jessica Slaughter, under the subject line “2013-14 Intern Applicant: Candidate’s Name.”

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2013.

North Central Louisiana Arts Council


212 North Vienna Street · Ruston, LA 71270 · 318.255.1450