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Seeking Dynamic Interns for Fall 2018

Fund for the Arts’ vision is to create a great American city, through the arts. A leader locally and nationally, the Fund for the Arts raises more than $8 million annually through the generosity of more than 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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Bring Passion. Build Experience.

Internships detailed below. Please apply by September 14, 2018

1. Impact
2. Communication

Impact Intern Description

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
  • Write grant applications and report 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

 

Communications Intern Description

The Fund for the Arts seeks a Communications Intern who reports to the Communications and Engagement Manager and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including social networking communications, designing and writing a bi-monthly newsletter, maintaining a Constant Contact database, working on the organization’s webpage, assisting with design for print and digital materials, assisting with events and programs, and basic photography/video production.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPress, and social media networks is a must. 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 marketing, communications, the arts, or arts administration is preferred.

Skills to be developed

  • Enhance written and oral communication skills
  • Learn about practical marketing strategies
  • Build a communications and marketing portfolio
  • The opportunity to custom-design internship to meet individual academic and career
    goals

Responsibilities

  • Create bi-monthly electronic newsletter for supporters
  • Maintain Constant Contact database
  • Generate content for social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn)
  • Assist with design of print, electronic, and other collateral pieces
  • Help maintain WordPress website
  • Maintain Arts press clippings
  • Database maintenance and updating

Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, familiarity with WordPress, communication/marketing skills, photography/video production/design skills are a plus

 

For All Positions:
Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)
Pay: Unpaid. Reimbursed for parking and mileage.
Dress Code: Business Casual
How to apply:  Please forward a resume and letter of interest to Morgan Eklund by September 14, 2018 to meklund@fundforthearts.org. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:

  • Why are you interested in interning with 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?