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Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House (VATMH) Los Angeles is a non-profit organization in Pacific Palisades. Villa Aurora is an artists residence located in the former home of exiled author Lion Feuchtwanger. The Thomas Mann House is a residence for scholars addressing fundamental issues in politics, society, and culture. The organization promotes intercultural exchange through a variety of interdisciplinary programs and is primarily funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. offers three-month internship opportunites in Los Angeles to advanced students.

Please note that internships are usually assigned at least one year in advance. As a general rule we cannot consider applications submitted on short notice.


  • Interns gain insight into the work of an international cultural institution.
  • Interns assist resident artists with research and project implementation.
  • Interns are involved in planning and organizing cultural events.
  • Interns support the staff by assisting with administrative tasks.
  • Interns conduct guided tours.
  • Interns receive an expense allowance of $1000.00 and free accommodations at Villa Aurora.
  • Most applicants will require to obtain a J-1 visa processed by CIEE,
  • The application and processing of a J1-visa result in costs of around 1100 €. Villa Aurora is able to offer financial assistance if needed.

After completion of the internship, interns have to submit a final report to the office in Los Angeles.


  • Minimum age for applicants is 21
  • Only advanced students may apply
  • Studies in an academic field associated with VATMH's activities
  • Very good command of English
  • Outstanding social competence
All applicants are required to do an online interview.

Please send the following documents to
  • Letter of Intent (one page, in English) that explains your interest in cultural management and the arts as well as your particular interest in Villa Aurora. Please tell us the time frame you are requesting.
  • A current CV in English.