We are currently recruiting for two spring internship positions. Please see the descriptions below along with instructions on how to apply. Internships are open to candidates 18 years or older.

Development Intern

Free Arts NYC strives to level the playing field by providing high-quality arts and mentorship programs to youth who do not have access to them. It is one of the only NYC youth-serving organizations that combines 1:1 mentoring and intensive art programming. We partner with public schools, community centers and homeless shelters in underserved communities Our goal is to empower youth and build their self-esteem, confidence, communication, and problem-solving skills through art and mentoring programs. Through workshops with contemporary artists and exposure to cultural institutions throughout NYC, our youth learn the skills necessary to succeed in academic, professional, and daily-life situations. 

We partner with over 50 companies including Calvin Klein, Getty Images, and HBO to provide 100+ unique employee engagement opportunities throughout the year. Additionally, we work with many contemporary artists such as KAWS, Sam Moyer, and Lawrence Weiner to host studio visits, workshops, and special events. This spring, we will host our 21st Annual Art Auction honoring an esteemed artist and longstanding sponsor. The Development Intern will have the opportunity to work closely on the planning and execution of this event.

Development Internship

The Development Intern will work closely with the Corporate Development Manager and Development & Communications Manager to research and liaise with potential and existing corporate sponsors, assist with social media content creation and marketing communications, and contribute to ongoing Salesforce database improvements. This is a terrific opportunity for a student interested in corporate social responsibility, nonprofit fundraising, and marketing and will provide an understanding of how a nonprofit identifies, cultivates, and partners with corporate and individual donors. 

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 events; 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).
  • Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn content creation, scheduling, and execution 
  • Assist in writing press releases, email marketing and other copy
  • Archiving and tracking press coverage and outreach
  • Assist in special event planning and production
  • Responsible for donor acknowledgement letters 

Preferred skills:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Willing to do thorough research and dig deep
  • Effective and thoughtful writer 
  • Comfortable talking to corporate and individual donors on the phone and in person
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • Experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp or the willingness and ability to learn 
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and shift seamlessly between projects


  • Hours:  M-F, 15-20 hrs/week
  • Dates: Immediate start through May, opportunity to continue

To Apply:

Free Arts Day Intern

Free Arts Days are one time events sponsored by a corporation, group or individual. At the events, we pair elementary-aged youth 1:1 with adult volunteers. Together they engage in a day of art-making and “mini-mentoring.” Free Arts Days give youth the opportunity to explore a variety of art materials with the individual support of a caring adult. We run approximately 80 Free Arts Days each year, serving about 2,000 youth annually.

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


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. 


M-F, 15-20 hrs/week


Flexible Dates, January – May

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at with the subject line “Application – Free Arts Day Internship.” 


Thank you for your interest. We are not currently hiring.