Chautauqua Institution

About Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit global convener of dialogue on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of the arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities. The Institution has passed a strategic plan (150 Forward) that endeavors to expand its reach to year-round programming and to harness its brand for continuous impact. A Washington, DC, office location has opened to allow the Institution to play an ongoing role in the cultural conversations of the nation.

Chautauqua Institution's mission is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social, and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance, and teaching of the arts.

You are encouraged to learn more about Chautauqua Institution at and the 150 Forward Strategic Plan at


Camp Counselor

June 2023 - August 2023 Chautauqua, NY
“I liked the comprehensive HR and DEI training. The organization does a great job promoting it’s values within the workplace. My role, in specific, enhanced my ability to work in a team while developing leadership skills.”

IT Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Chautauqua, NY
“The Institution staff was great. Enjoyed working for my supervisory team and fellow interns. I found the opportunity to gain knowledge in how businesses utilize digital information systems to be really helpful, and the staff was supportive with any questions I had and did their best to accommodate requests for different experiences.”
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