The Sanford Arts Internship seeks to provide interns with a well-rounded set of opportunities to work within different spaces. For an ideal internship, we require students to aspire to 200 hours - at least 15 hours per week during a semester, or 20 hours per week over the summer. We do acknowledge that conflicts occur and can be flexible as long as continuity and commitment on the part of the student remain. Other arrangements may be made in order to accommodate a particular student's schedule.
All Sanford Arts/Sanford USD Medical Center internships are unpaid. With reference to compensation, students may elect to earn college credit from their university. Sanford staff will work with students and university advisors in this endeavor.
In order to thrive in the hospital environment, students will need to be flexible, creative, mature, compassionate, and outgoing in their work at Sanford.
Sanford Arts requires students to work collaboratively with other artists as well as independently on projects. During the course of the internship, the primary responsibility of the student intern and the artist is to engage with participants working on various and collaborative artistic activities.
Please send items 1-6 in one, completed envelope rather than in six different iterations:
- University transcript
- Up to 5 examples of work; or 2 audio examples of performances; or DVD of theater performance
- 1-2-page essay regarding the goals you have for this internship and the connection to your career after university
- Three completed recommendations
The application may be sent via email, or you may submit all materials via regular post.
Mail completed applications to:
Sanford Medical Center, c/o Jessie Park in Sanford Arts
1305 W. 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104