INTERNSHIPS

Free Arts provides internship opportunities year round.

To apply:

  • Complete the intern application via this link.
  • Email a current resume and a cover letter indicating which internship you are applying for, why you think you would be a good match for the role, and what you would like to learn during your internship to Elisabeth, Free Arts Day Program Manager, at internships@freeartsnyc.org.
  • Secure two references. Please share this link with your references and let them know which internship you are applying for.

Deadline for all internships:

  • Priority Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Final Deadline: January 15, 2018

Corporate Development Internship

The Development Intern will work closely with the Senior Development Manager to  conduct research, contribute to ongoing Salesforce database improvement, assist with program strategy, and support corporate events.  The Development Intern will gain a solid overview of how a nonprofit identifies, cultivates, and partners with corporate sponsors, and how the program and fundraising side of a nonprofit work in partnership. This is a terrific opportunity for a student interested in corporate social responsibility, nonprofit fundraising, and corporate/nonprofit partnerships.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Corporate Sponsor Research ( leads; outreach to sponsors about volunteer paid time off and matching contributions policies;  dropped sponsors, cold leads from past FADs and Art Parties; organizations that connect NYC corporations to nonprofits and make sure they have up to date information of Free Arts).
  • Salesforce Data Support (including: clean up corporate sponsor data, ensure that all Salesforce Accounts have main contacts listed, addresses, and follow up tasks/next steps; link all FAD Sponsors to their appropriate Accounts; assist with volunteer and children’s surveys data entry and analysis).
  • Strategy: Envision a way for us to thank and acknowledge our corporate partners mid year.
  • Support Free Arts Day Corporate Volunteer Events and volunteer fairs

Preferred Skills:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Willing to do thorough research and dig deep
  • Comfortable talking to corporate sponsors on the phone and in person
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • A quick learner at computer skills – Salesforce experience preferred.

Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18. Ability to: be on your feet for 4-6 hours, bend down to pick up objects, and move swiftly around gyms and classrooms throughout events.

Hours / Dates:

M-F, 15-20 hrs/week / Flexible Dates, ideally February – mid-May

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Development Internship.” Forward the reference form to two references to complete.

Free Arts Day Internship

The Free Arts Day intern will join a team of 3 full-time staff on the Free Arts Day team. The intern will assist the staff with aspects of program coordination, including supporting at events, materials prep, and data management.

Responsibilities will include supporting:

  • Curriculum Research and project development
  • Data entry and reporting.
  • Art supply prep and and packing
  • Free Arts Day event support as Table Leader and other responsibilities.  Liaison with Free Arts stakeholders, including corporate sponsors, youth, community partners, and volunteers.

Preferred Skills:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Youth development experience
  • Comfortable talking to corporate sponsors and community partners.
  • Proactive and takes initiative

Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18. Ability to: be on your feet for 4-6 hours, bend down to pick up objects, and move swiftly around gyms and classrooms throughout events.

Hours / Dates:

M-F, 15-20 hrs/week / Flexible Dates, ideally February – mid-May

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Free Arts Day Internship.” Forward the reference form to two references to complete.

Finance Internship

Free Arts NYC is looking for a Finance Intern to participate in an internship designed to provide a strong background of our organization and the nonprofit sector. The Finance Intern will spend the duration of their internship working with the Finance & Operations Team. The goal is to expose the Intern to different aspects of non-profit accounting principles. The position requires a keen attention to detail, familiarity and ease with databases, and strong communication skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with Quickbooks and Salesforce data entry
  • Maintain finance spreadsheets
  • Complete database and revenue tasks, including: download revenue reports and scan and file documents

Preferred Skills:

  • College Student – at least 2nd or 3rd year
  • Extremely attentive to detail
  • An accounting, business, mathematics, or related academic major is preferred
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Google Sheets, Docs
  • High energy and able to prioritize a range of tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must

Qualifications:

Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18.

Hours / Dates:

M-F, 10-15 hrs/week / Flexible Dates, ideally February – mid-May

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Finance Internship.” Forward the reference form to two references to complete.

 

Special Events  Internship – Annual Art Auction

Free Arts NYC empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed. Programs take place in shelters, group homes, public and charter schools and other agencies throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Free Arts NYC’s Annual Art Auction event will take place in the Spring of 2019.  

The Special Events intern will support in both creative research, planning, and administrative support. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of event planning while gaining experience liaising with artists and vendors.

This internship is ideally suited to candidates with an interest in both the practical and creative aspects of event planning, development, and marketing work. No fundraising experience is necessary. Knowledge of nonprofits, art, and google sheets is a plus!

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and a willingness to learn. Previous event planning experience is a plus but not required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research and outreach for event partners and sponsors opportunities
  • Assist with writing press releases, artist bios, marketing and pitch docs and other copy
  • Creating props for the event decor
  • Support social media efforts via Instagram. Includes compiling a social media list for all artists, sponsors, committee members and celebrity/VIPs
  • Support special event team with administrative duties when needed; including mailings, phone calls, RSVP’s, picking up artworks and research
  • Work with staff and volunteers at the event
  • Assist with other events and fundraising initiatives as needed

Duration: The ideal candidate will be able to start in January and stay through May.

Hours: The ideal candidate will be available at least 16 hrs/week, TBD based on your schedule

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Special Events Internship.” Forward the reference form to two references to complete.