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.
Please Apply by January 7 for Spring Internships
and, apply by March 15 for Summer Internships
Please submit a coverletter and resume to Morgan Eklund, Manager of Events and Volunteers
Impact Intern Description
Fund for the Arts seeks an Impact intern who reports to the Vice President of Community Impact and works closely with all Fund for the Arts staff. The Intern will assist with administrative and managerial tasks, including online data/metrics management and evaluation of the impact of the arts on our community (schools, community centers, arts organizations, etc.). Intern may also be involved in storytelling, using data and community conversations to write brief impact pieces for social media and donor retention.
Intern may be expected to attend and assist during Fund for the Arts events, and must effectively communicate with Fund for the Arts’ funded partners (arts organizations and individuals) and the community at-large. Background in urban planning, community development, urban studies, data analytics, or related field is preferred but not required.
Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013 (especially Excel); strong verbal and written communication skills; experience in applied measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis; experience in applied social science research; interest in the impact of the arts across sectors (health, quality of place, education, economy etc.).
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
Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, familiarity with WordPress, communication/marketing skills, photography/video production/design skills are a plus
Workplace Campaign Intern Description
The Position: The Workplace Campaign collaborates with 200+ businesses of all sizes and industries to engage employees in the community and offer an opportunity to participate in the arts.
This internship is an opportunity to understand fundraising in the corporate setting and learn how individual giving through a Workplace Campaign makes a difference in our community. It is also a perfect first step for those interested in working in the arts or the non-profit world.
Opportunities and Responsibilities:
Key Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Gained:
Events and Volunteer Management Intern Description
The Fund for the Arts seeks an Event and Volunteer Management Intern who reports to the Manager of Events and Volunteers and works in conjunction with the Fund for the Arts Staff. The Intern will assist with the planning and implementation of the Fund for the Arts’, signature event, the Awards in the Arts at Churchill Downs which takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2018. The Intern will assist with administrative tasks that may include: coordinating volunteers, working with vendors, tracking RSVPs and sponsorships.
The Event and Volunteer Management intern may also assist the Manager of Events and Volunteers on additional projects including the volunteer cultivation, the NeXt program, the Annual Campaign Kick-Off and Celebration and some new research projects.
Project and responsibilities outlined
Skills/experiences desired in intern candidates
Key knowledge, skills, and experience intern will build during the internship
Board and Executive Leadership Intern Description
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 coverletter to Morgan Eklund to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter of interest, please detail the following: