Overview

The Museum of Arts and Design has a long-standing history of supporting undergraduate and graduate internships that provide meaningful, engaging and project-based opportunities. Internship positions are available in several departments and allow participants to gain invaluable work experience at a non-profit visual arts organization as they prepare to continue their studies, pursue careers in the arts or apply their experience to other fields.

General Requirements

Applicant must attend an institution of learning with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma. Applicant is eligible during periods when school is not in session only under the following conditions: they were students the previous semester, they have not yet graduated or completed program requirements, or they have graduated, but are starting a new academic program within six months.

CURRENT PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

There are no current paid intership positions.

CURRENT UNPAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Development Internship

The Museum of Arts and Design is seeking two undergraduate or graduate (preferred) students or recent graduates interested in working in a busy Development office. The intern will report to the Director of Membership and will work closely with the Development Operations Associate and Database Manager.

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Internship learning opportunities and responsibilities

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in all aspects of development, including membership and special events, at a non-profit arts organization. Typical duties will include: assistance with mail appeals; assisting with organization and execution of member events including exhibition opening receptions; research and planning for MAD’s travel program and other related member events; RSVP tracking;, donor and institutional prospect research; database entry; and other general administrative tasks as needed. Some late evenings required for special events with advance notice. Interns will be trained in Raisers Edge database system.  

Required Skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate (preferred) student or recent graduate preferably in arts administration,
  • museum studies or a related topic
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills; ability to interact with donors and members
  • in a professional manner
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Knowledge or passion for the visual arts or fundraising preferred
  • Experience with databases, such as Raiser’s Edge, a plus but not required

Details: 

  • Internship runs from January/February 2018 through May 2018; dates are flexible 
  • 2-3 days per week
  • Internships are unpaid, but course credit can be arranged. 

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Development@madmuseum.org. Please indicate start and end dates as well as hours you are able to commit to this internship. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Membership Internship Position

The Museum of Arts and Design is seeking an undergraduate or graduate (preferred) student or recent graduate interested in working in a busy Membership office. The intern will report to the Director of Membership. 

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Internship learning opportunities and responsibilities

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in development, membership, and special events at a non-profit arts organization. Typical duties will include: assistance with membership mail appeals; follow up calls for member renewals; assist at member events including opening receptions and cultivation events; research and planning for MAD’s member events programs; possible donor prospect research and database entry for Membership; and other general administrative tasks as needed. Some late evenings required for special member events.  

Required Skills  

  • Knowledge or Interest in arts management or museum studies
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills 

Details:  

  • 2 to 3 days per week minimum
  • Internships are unpaid, students may receive course credit

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to Lucig.Kebranian@madmuseum.org with “Fall Intern” in the subject line. Please indicate start and end dates as well as hours you are able to commit to this internship. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Communications Internship

The Museum of the Arts and Design is seeking an undergraduate/graduate student interested in working in a busy Communications office. The intern will report to the Chief Communications Officer and the Communications Manager, and will work closely with a range of departments throughout the Museum. 

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This is an opportunity to be an integral member of a non-profit Marketing/PR department, and gain experience in a variety of areas including public relations, digital and print marketing, advertising and social media.

Responsibilities

  • Promptly answer press requests regarding releases and images and field other inquiries to appropriate public affairs staff members.
  • Manage weekly outreach to listings editors to ensure Museum's exhibitions and programs inclusion. Update all relevant event calendars
  • Promote MAD’s exhibition, educational and outreach programs via Social Media. Propose content. Photograph behind-the-scene museum moments.
  • Monitor, format and circulate all media clips. Maintain and organize press clip database Help with logistical organization of press previews and other media events.
  • Escort press on photo and film shoots approved by the Museum.
  • Assist at Special Events (escort press and/or event photographer, distribute press materials, greet and check in).
  • Maintain media contact database (Consolidate and update contact lists; Research specific media contacts and outlets for upcoming exhibitions and programs.)
  • Help prepare Museum monthly e-newsletter (draft copy, schedule e-blast with relevant updated content, update recipient database) and work on other Museum collaterals as needed (draft short articles for members’ biannual newsletter, copy edit visitor materials etc.)
  • Update and maintain press website www.madmuseum.org/about/press (upload and format press releases; update image archive).

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Attention to detail and strong editing and grammar skills essential.
  • Strong organizational skills and prior office work experience.
  • A good understanding of Public Relations and interest in the Arts & Design field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel are required.  Robust Excel skills in particular are a definite plus.
  • Fluency with Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Hootsuite) required.
  • InDesign, Photoshop and html skills preferred.

Please email your resume and cover letter to press@madmuseum.org with “Communications Intern” in the subject line.

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