Seeking Dynamic Interns for Summer 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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Internships detailed below.


Accounting Intern
The Fund for the Arts seeks an Accounting Intern during the summer and potentially continuing on a part-time basis through the academic year. The internship program will provide the student with relevant skills in a variety of accounting functions via on-the-job training.  This position will report directly to the Director of Finance and will work in conjunction with the Fund’s Chief Financial Officer.

Projects and Responsibilities:

  • Monthly close reports
  • Accounts receivable, accounts payable and bank statement reconciliations
  • External audit information preparation
  • Drafting of financial statements and notes
  • Development of new financial statement presentations due to FASB changes
  • Raffle license renewal and annual reporting
  • Acknowledgement letter process
  • Update of policies and procedures
  • Review and update of HR Manual
  • Better Business Bureau updates
  • Tax return schedule preparation
  • FFTA Properties accounting updates and monthly billings

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Gained:

  • Receive direct supervision form Director of Finance as well as opportunity to work directly with Chief Financial Officer
  • Possible participation in various Board and/or Committee meetings
  • Engage in employee events
  • Build resume and explore career options
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Flexible scheduling (in conjunction with supervisor and project requirements)
  • Academic credit will be available to qualifying students who receive the approval of their University
  • Upon successful completion, will be provided with letter of recommendation

Required Skills/Experiences:

  • Strong technical and organizational skills in addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills in a professional environment
  • A high level of integrity, accuracy, dependability, enthusiasm and confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Work Expectations:

  • Dress Business Casual (unless participating in Board or Committee meeting when business attire would be appropriate).
  • Position will require approximately 16 hours per week during the summer for the period June 4 – July 27



For All Positions:
Schedule: Flexible (Minimum 10 hours commitment per week)
Pay: Unpaid
Dress Code: Business Casual
How to apply:  Please forward a resume and letter of interest to Morgan Eklund by March 19, 2018 to 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?