INTERNSHIPS

We are currently recruiting for four fall 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

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
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Hours:  M-F, 15-20 hrs/week
  • Dates: Immediate start through December, opportunity to continue in 2020

To Apply:

Special Events Intern

Free Arts NYC’s Annual KIDSFEST event will take place on October 6th 2019 at Sotheby’s.  

This event unites an exciting community of New York artists, collectors, and over 200 NYC families for a vibrant day of family friendly art activities. The Special Events intern will support this event 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!

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 and art project samples
  • Support social media efforts via Instagram. Includes compiling a social media list for all artists, sponsors, committee members and celebrity/VIPs
  • Support special event projects with administrative duties when needed; including mailings, phone calls, RSVP’s, picking up artworks and supplies
  • Work with staff and volunteers at the event
  • Assist with other events and fundraising initiatives as needed

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • A creative thinker with clean craftsmanship
  • Strong interest in contemporary art
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and shift seamlessly between projects
  • Previous event planning experience is a plus but not required

Preferred availability:

  • September and stay through mid December
  • Required Event Dates:  Setup on October 5th, Event on October 6th
  • 15 to 20 hrs/week, TBD based on your schedule

To apply, complete the Internship Application and please email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Special Events Internship.”

Teen Arts Program Intern

The Teen Arts Program strives to level the playing field by providing high-quality arts and youth development programs to teens who do not have the economic privilege to access them. Youth are paired 1 on 1 with an experienced mentor to guide them through the complicated process of applying to art schools, visiting artist studios and cultural institutions, and exploring professions in creative fields.

Teen Arts Program Internship
The internship provides hands on training in art education and the nonprofit sector. 

The internship requires an attention to detail and organization, while offering the opportunity to learn about youth art program planning, youth development, and volunteer management. The position reports to the Senior Program Manager and requires two working days a week, hours are flexible. Free Arts NYC is a fun and relaxed work environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Art Room Maintenance and Inventory
  • Data entry, analysis and recommendations for mentor surveys
  • Administrative support for program research, recruitment and outreach 
  • Event and program support

Qualifications:

  • Basic appreciation and understanding of art 
  • A fine arts academic major is preferred
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent, required
  • Full-time college student (or enrolled to begin as a Freshman)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) required
  • High level organizational skills, and the ability to work with a sense of urgency and manage multiple projects/tasks at once preferred
  • A leadership/management role in campus or related extracurricular activities desirable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must

Hours: 

M-F, 15-20 hrs/week

Dates: 

Flexible; September – December

To Apply:

Complete the Internship Application. Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth at internships@freeartsnyc.org with the subject line “Application – Teen Arts Program Internship.”

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

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: 

M-F, 15-20 hrs/week

Dates: 

Flexible Dates, September – December

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.” 

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