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Cultural Agencies

A sampling of possibly agency placements.

Arts and Culture

  • Arts Mid-Hudson coordinates funding and activities of local arts organizations and promotes the arts.
  • Bardavon 1869 Opera House is an historic theater located in downtown Poughkeepsie that conducts varied programs: concerts, dance, drama, film, lectures, and children's programs. Interns can be involved in public relations, graphics, fundraising, stage and technical assistance.
  • DIA: Beacon is the largest contemporary art gallery in the U.S. It is a short train ride from Poughkeepie.
  • The Art Effect is an arts center which conducts programs for children and teens, with a special emphasis on encouraging the arts among inner-city youth, along with an opportunity to learn how to market their finished products.
  • Our Lady of Resurrection Monastery encompasses a small organic farm and is known for its specialty vinegars. Interns may help on the farm and/or assist Brother Victor-Antoine on projects including his famous cookbooks. This is a short drive from the college, but students must be able to drive their own vehicle or a Vassar vehicle.
  • Tsechen Kunchab Ling Temple is a Buddhist temple located in nearby Orange County. The monks and nuns provide a weekend retreat where students learn about monastic life by direct participation.

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