I'm a big fan of internships. Hell, that's how I got started at the Indy myself.
But that's a little different than a fellowship, and in this case, the Bee Vradenburg Foundation does it one better, in that it sets summer fellows up with a local art nonprofit and pays them. And summer is on the horizon, young college students out there in the world, so start your applications.
Here's the deal: The Foundation — which helps support local arts and cultural nonprofits — is accepting applications for its 2013 summer fellowship program between now and Feb. 21. You must be currently enrolled at school and "have participated in the arts while growing up in the Colorado Springs metro region."
Past fellows include Patrick Bohnen, who participated last summer at the Business of Art Center, and is now the new gallery manager and curator there. Another is local musician David Siegel, who is "the inspiration for the program" and helped it get started back in 2010.