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Workshop: Improving Internship Programs in Cultural Organizations

Published July 11, 2014

Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler, FSU Assistant Professor of Arts Administration & Coordinator of Internships will be leading this workshop, which is designed to specifically help cultural organizations improve their internship programs. The cost of this workshop is $5.00 for COCA Members and $15.00 for general public. Feel free to bring lunch.


When: Thursday, July 17 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: COCA office

816 S. ML King Jr. Blvd.,

Tallahassee, FL 32301


By the end of this workshop, participants will have the ability to:

  1. Explain the differences between community service, internships, service learning and volunteering.
  2. Apply knowledge from the Department of Labor’s fact sheet #71 to create a legally sound internship program.
  3. Determine the replicability of evidence based best practices to their individual internship programs.
  4. Integrate FSU’s work study program process into management of their internship program to possibly provide compensation for interns.


Register for the workshop. For more information on this workshop or if you have any questions, send a note to Amanda Thompson, COCA Education and Exhibitions Director, at

About Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler:

Antonio Cuyler

Antonio Cuyler

Because of his experiences interning with Central City Opera, the Spoleto Festival USA, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and his role as coordinator of internships for graduate students in arts administration at Florida State University, Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler is committed to enhancing the internship experience in arts administration by producing empirically based research. To date he has conducted comparative case studies of the financial impact of internships in arts administration (American Journal of Arts Management), an international survey of students’ expectation of internships (forthcoming in the International Journal of Arts Management) and a case study of a successful internship program in a cultural organization. Currently, he is examining the efficacy of diversity internships in arts management, and a study on factors of internship satisfaction in arts management. He earned degrees from Stetson University (B.M./ES) and Florida State University (FSU) (M.A. & Ph.D.), where he serves as Assistant Professor of Arts Administration.


Original article can be found on the COCA website.