We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Friday, May 11

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 Executive Director. The intern will be expected to be prompt, contribute ideas, and provide a fresh perspective.

Dates of Internship: Summer 2018 | June 1 – August 3

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

Compensation: $10.50/hour 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 political research and dissemination of the information

gained. With state primaries in the fall and several school board elections coming up, the intern will be

tasked with assisting with candidate surveys and, preparing voter education information to be shared through MailChimp and on our website as well as any other related tasks.

  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
    • Ballot Initiatives
    • Legislative candidates
    • School board elections
  4. Draft and disseminate candidate surveys to those running for office and follow up with survey respondents
  5. Compile comprehensive voter educational information
  6. 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. Ability to learn new software, technologies and processes easily
  5. Educational background in  Art Administration, Non-Profit Management, Communication, History, Political Science, Public Administration or Museum Studies 
  6. 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.