We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 1

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: Summer 2017 | June 12, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Commitment: 20-30 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

The main task of the summer intern will be focused on arts policy and issue research and the creation of brief summaries for use by the Executive Director in advocacy and outreach. Specifically, the organization is examining public funding models in other states, and collecting information on how arts education standards for K-12 are measured and enforced in other states for the purposes of developing recommendations for Arizona. The intern would also be expected to assist in some of general administrative support tasks, as well as supporting issue working groups run by the Executive Director.

  1. Support may involve some use of MailChimp, Word doc merge/sort functions and email and social media postings.

    Work alongside staff and, committees to help move tasks forward

  2. Attend key meetings, conference calls and take notes
  3. Online research related to
    1. Academic from arts education; how states measure arts education outcomes; instructional standards for arts education
    2. Government funding models for the arts
  4. Some database management, mass mailings, and other general office needs

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.