Arts & Community Internships



Internships for young people aged 18 to 25 looking for a career in the creative industries and/or the community development sector.


This program is designed to help you get the skills and experience you need to find work in the areas of the arts and/or community development. Internships are project-based, with each intern supported to develop and deliver an arts and/or community development project. Interns will have access to a project budget to enable them to bring their project idea to life.


Who Can Apply

This program is open to people who:

  • are aged 18 to 25 years old
  • live, work or recreate in Hobsons Bay
  • are unemployed or underemployed
  • are seeking work in the creative industries or community development sector



The project component of our internship program is about supporting you to develop and deliver a project that gives you the opportunity to develop the specific skills and experience needed for the job/career you want. 

As such, there is no right or wrong in terms of projects, but ideally they will be of benefit to the Hobsons Bay community.

Some examples include: 

  • creating opportunities for people to come together and connect 

  • raising awareness or taking action on an issue 

  • creating a platform for emerging artists to share their work

  • providing opportunities for community members to gain new skills

  • producing a publication such as community newspaper, collection of stories etc...

If you don't have a firm project idea that's okay. In this case, please tell us about your interests and passions, any issues that matter to you and any things you think it would be great to see in the local community.

Our focus at Louis Joel Arts & Community is the arts and community development. While we provide a range of services to our community, this internship program is seeking interns wishing to work in and deliver a project in the areas of the arts and/or community development. 


Program Fundamentals

  • We have three internships available, running consecutively from September 2021 to July 2022
  • Internships are for a period of 3 months working 1 to 2 days per week 
  • Interns will be reimbursed $1100 over the internship to cover costs and lunch
  • Each intern will have access to a project budget of $1000 to bring their project idea to life.

Dates for internships will be negotiated with successful candidates and may be subject to change as we navigate the pandemic, including options to do work hours from home. 


Further Information

If you would like more information or have questions please call Danielle on 0413 434 082.


Assessment Time Line

Applications for 2022 internships are now open. 


How to Apply

1. Follow the link below to complete an application form 

2. Email a copy of your resume to with the subject line: Internship Application [NAME]    (eg: Internship Application ISLA SMITH)





Download Internship Flyer


This program is supported by Australian Communities Foundation and Hobsons Bay Community Fund and Hobsons Bay Creative City.