The Nonprofit Arts Internship Initiative (NAII) provides meaningful internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates. Participating arts and culture organizations will garner assistance and expertise from these students while providing them with beneficial career experience in arts administration and nonprofit management. This program is designed to support talent development and the retention of a creative workforce in Greater Fort Wayne.

How it Works

Over the years, Arts United has placed over 60 interns at Northeast Indiana arts organizations. Student interns are engaged in a variety of projects, including arts administration, marketing, fundraising, web development, and much more. Armed with valuable career experience, many NAII graduates continue on to full-time or contracted work with area arts nonprofits.

Grants will be awarded to eligible organizations based upon available funding and submission of a qualified application. Priority will be given to organizations receiving Operating Support Grants from Arts United.

Eligible interns must be current students or recent graduates of a college or university located in Northeast Indiana.


Contact Director of Grants and Programs Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 or