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Seeking Dynamic Interns for Summer 2017

Fund for the Arts’ vision is to create a stronger, more vibrant city through the arts. Through the generosity of 20,000 donors, Fund for the Arts invests in the arts for community impact through economic development, educational attainment and a greater quality of life. We lead innovation, inspire excellence and promote effective resource utilization. We build bridges and identify shared opportunity. You will work with a team comprised of empowered and talented individuals: results-driven fundraisers, passionate donor stewards and strategic community connectors who believe in the power of philanthropy and envision a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

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Applications due April 6, 2017

Corporate Relations Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Corporate Relations Intern to assist with corporate development, providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support. In return, the intern will gain experience in and familiarity with the many aspects of fundraising and philanthropy, as well as gaining exposure to arts organizations and corporations. The Fund for the Arts partners with over 200 companies to fulfill its mission of building a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and assist with preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in Development, Raiser’s Edge, databases, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in entering data and meeting notes into Raiser’s Edge, the Fund’s donor database
  • Assist in preparing pledge cards to renew corporate support
  • Provide support in identifying and researching prospective corporate partners
  • Assist in planning donor events and public arts and business events
  • Draft correspondence, proposals and reports
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, excellent verbal and written communication skills, well-organized, detail oriented, committed to the Fund for the Arts mission. Experience with databases desired.

Impact Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks an Impact intern who reports to the Impact Officer and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including measurement, tracking and evaluation of the impact of the Arts on this community. In addition, he or she will assist in the processes and procedures for data and metrics management and management and evaluation of the Fund for the Arts programs in schools and community centers.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and monitor programming preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ Cultural Partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in urban planning, community development, urban studies, data analytics, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and evaluate Fund for the Arts programs to bring the Arts into schools, community centers, aging care facilities, etc.
  • Establish processes and procedures for data management across the sector
  • Grant writing and reporting support for restricted programs
  • Maintain and update database maintenance and updating

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience in applied measurement and evaluation as well as statistical analysis, experience in applied social science research

Development Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Development intern to assist with the annual campaign, providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support. In return, the intern will gain experience in and familiarity with the many aspects of fundraising and philanthropy, as well as gaining exposure to arts organizations and corporations. The Fund for the Arts partners with over 300 companies and their employees to fulfill its mission of building a stronger, more vibrant community through the arts.

Intern may be expected to attend Fund for the Arts events and assist with preparations. Intern must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ partner organizations, donors, and community at-large. Background in Development, Raiser’s Edge, databases, or related field is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in entering data and meeting notes into Raiser’s Edge, the Fund’s donor database
  • Assist in preparing pledge cards to renew corporate support
  • Provide support in identifying and researching prospective corporate partners
  • Assist in planning donor events and public Arts and Business events
  • Draft correspondence, proposals and reports
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013, excellent verbal and written communication skills, well-organized, detail oriented

For All Positions:

Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)

Pay: Unpaid

Dress Code: Business Casual

How to apply:  Please forward a letter of interest to Sibel Solagan by email at ssolagan@fundforthearts.org. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:

  • Why are you interested in interning with the Fund for the Arts and specifically in this position?

  • What skills and experiences do you uniquely bring that will ensure your success in this role?