Government Relations Intern


Planning & Development


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.

As the advocacy arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), the Government Relations team is charged with managing Lincoln Center’s relationships with city agencies, officials, and community groups. We work to make Lincoln Center accessible for all people and advocate for governmental support of community programs held on our Upper West Side campus as well as throughout the five boroughs of New York.


  • Organization and archiving of digital and paper files
  • Maintaining all documents, databases, and systems used by the Government Relations team
  • Assisting with data collection for Lincoln Center’s submission of various city and state reports and applications
  • Drafting and proofreading external communications
  • Assisting with preparation of briefing internal and external communications and materials such as briefing folders, program descriptions, letters, and emails
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Government and Community Engagement


This internship might be right for you if you are:

  • Able to bring a unique perspective to this internship and able to work well with others
  • Interested in research, fundraising, and arts management
  • Currently enrolled in student
  • Highly skilled with MS Office, including MS Word and MS Excel
  • Flexible and with a collaborative attitude
  • Able to juggle several projects at once with a spirit of flexibility and attention to detail
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize competing assignments all with a keen attention to detail
  • A strong writer, with strong proofing and editing skills
  • Organized, and can effectively organize, prioritize, plan and execute
  • Able to work efficiently and with accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Equipped with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Experience in policy analysis, advocacy, fundraising, and arts/culture a huge plus


Please submit a resume and cover letter to the [email protected] inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Dates are October - December, 2018 with potential to extend. Rate is $13/hour.

Please list: Intern, Government Relations in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.