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Hear a message about upcoming special events from Faculty Director Al Filreis.

23 paid summer internships in the arts

We are very pleased to announce the 2015 RealArts@PENN paid internships - the 7th summer of this innovative project. The goal of the RealArts program is to support creative Penn undergraduates doing art in the realm of practice.

For the summer of 2015, RealArts@Penn is sponsoring 23 paid internships:

Los Angeles:
Feature production at 20th Century Fox
Boutique production company, Brooklyn Films
Work with writers, David Stern and Stuart Gibbs
Boutique production company, Di Novi Pictures
Animation at Disney Television Animation
Management company, Grandview
Documentary production company, Tremolo Productions
New York:
Comic book, graphic novel publisher, Double Take
Children's book publisher, Downtown Bookworks Inc
General trade book publishers, Penguin Random House
Online music magazine, Pitchfork Media
Music magazine and website, Rolling Stone Magazine
Public relations and online marketing firm, Shore Fire Media
Music publishing, management, and label, The Brain Music
Marketing and communications at The Jewish Museum
Creative and strategic solutions, Viacom Creative Services
Theater company, 1812 Productions
Newspaper, Philadelphia Inquirer
City and regional magazine, Philadelphia Magazine
Modern Art & European Painting, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Online and print journalism, Flathead Beacon
San Francisco:
Open Spaces digital magazine, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Boutique publishing company, McSweeney's & the Believer

Yes, RealArts will pay you a stipend to work in such venues. This summer's stipends will be $4000.

Deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on January 19, 2015.

(We're happy to emphasize that RealArts@Penn internships and programs are open to students in all four undergraduate schools.)

Why are we doing this? What other projects will we sponsor? How do you apply? Go here:


and find out more!

RealArts internships

On November 20, 2014, the Arts Cafe was packed for a session on our RealArts@PENN internships program. The session was moderated by Anthony DeCurtis and featured presentations by students who were RealArts interns during the summer of 2013. Click here and listen to the audio recording or watch the video recording. Find out more about our paid internships program.