POSITION: Arts Policy Intern
FLSA: Temporary not to exceed 10 weeks
DEPARTMENT: Research and Policy
SUPERVISOR: Director of Arts Policy
LOCATION: New York, NY, Office
The Americans for the Arts Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Program benefits include career support, member services, and a series of leadership discussions with Americans for the Arts staff. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.
As an intern with the Research and Policy Department, New York Office, of Americans for the Arts, you will work with the Director of Arts Policy in the administration, support, research and advancement of critical arts policy issues.
The following is a listing of projects and sample duties. Specific assignments may vary based on intern experience and program needs:
Assist with research and preparation of policy reports on issues undergoing critical analysis at Americans for the Arts, including but not limited to an emphasis on: arts and military, arts and health, international cultural exchange, creativity and innovation; as appropriate, synthesize findings and create abstracts and project profiles.
Assist with the planning and execution of related arts policy programs. Duties assigned may include: Draft, edit, or contribute to reports, communications, talking points, powerpoint, media or other materials used by Americans for the Arts in furthering arts policy objectives;
Assist in maintaining ongoing communication and follow up with arts policy external strategic partners. Duties assigned may include: attending key meetings and conference calls; taking notes and preparing summaries; data collection and input, and database updates.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of Microsoft office products with a proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point.
Knowledge of mail merges and data sorting in Excel; an ability to create charts, graphs and visually present data and information in multiple media and social networking platforms is desirable.
Ability to work independently and to communicate with staff and external constituents in a professional manner.
Interest in arts and culture policy, and a demonstrated ability to communicate critical issues and policies to a broad range of publics.
Exceptional writing, research and communication skills.
An inquisitive nature and gregarious personality is a plus!!!