We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Spring Internship

Application Deadline: November 16, 2017

The Arizona Citizens for the Arts Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and participate in the operations of the states’ 35-year-old arts advocacy organization. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations, the intern will gain an understanding of non-profit arts administration. Interns will learn skills in office management, community outreach, event coordinating, and public policy.    

The Arts Administration and Public Policy Intern should be energetic, organized and possess the ability to multi-task, be a self-starter, and a problem-solver. This position reports to the Program Manager & Executive Director. The intern will be expected to be prompt, contribute ideas, and provide a fresh perspective.

Dates of Internship: Spring 2017 | January 17, 2017 – May 5, 2017

Commitment: 15-20 hours a week, flexible scheduling between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday

Compensation: Unpaid internship. You may be eligible for University credit for your internship (course/credit must be identified and arranged by intern with counsel from his/her university advisor). 

Intern Responsibilities

Our spring internship offers an inside experience in planning, coordinating and executing our two most important events of the year; our arts advocacy day at the capitol and our annual fundraiser and awards event. Both require attention to detail, creative problem solving skills and the ability to look at the big picture and work from a top-down and bottom up perspective simultaneously. Patience, customer service and understanding are required, as much of the tasks involve communicating and interacting with our donors, members, legislators and the public.

  1. Work alongside staff and, committees to help move tasks forward
  2. Attend key meetings, conference calls and take notes
  3. Online research of various items
  4. Database management, mass mailings, and other general office needs
  5. Assist with event coordination and logistics
  6. Assist in organizing materials and supplies needed for events
  7. Comfortable making calls and setting appointments for Arts Congress attendees with Legislators
  8. MUST be available for the entirety of event days | to attend and assist with set-up/tear down:  
    1. Arts Congress (3/14/17) | Governor’s Arts Awards (5/4/17)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication.
  2. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Internet research required
  3. Must be detail oriented and show initiative
  4. Project management and/or planning experience is preferred
  5. Experience with the Adobe Suite. i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro
  6. Ability to learn new software, technologies and processes easily
  7. Educational background in  Art Administration, Non-Profit Management, Communication, History, Political Science, Public Administration or Museum Studies 
  8. Interest in the arts, public policy and grassroots community outreach and organization


Other Requirements

Must provide 3 professional or academic references

Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds, and in cases of special events, have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. It is preferred that the candidate have a valid Arizona Driver’s License.