Press and Marketing Internship
The Drawing Center seeks a highly motivated, engaged, and organized individual for the part-time, paid Press and Marketing Internship. The Press and Marketing Intern will work in close collaboration with the Director of Communications and the Digital Content Coordinator to perform functions critical to communicating The Drawing Center’s mission and offerings to the press, as well as our diverse audiences that we engage with both online and in person. The Press and Marketing Intern will be given opportunities to acquire practical experience in the fields of public relations, and digital and print marketing. The intern will learn about and assist with digital content management, website development, social media strategy, institutional voice, media relations and press requests, design, email marketing, and community outreach.
Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, superb attention to detail, be highly organized, and be able to work independently on multiple projects. The intern must demonstrate familiarity with social media and online email marketing tools (Mailchimp) and must be adept at using Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro). Basic familiarity with website content management systems (specifically Craft CMS) is strongly preferred. The Press and Marketing Internship is designed for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates interested in careers in Arts Communications, Media Studies, Marketing, or related fields.
- Make press clippings and maintain press archive
- Organize and maintain press lists
- Assist with researching and drafting press releases and media alerts
- Assist with all press events by conducting outreach, drafting invitations, coordinating facilities
logistics, compiling press kits
- Assist with all on-site filming and photography
- Assist in the drafting, editing and publishing of website content for exhibitions, public programs, education and research, and other initiatives
- Assist in implementing alt tags throughout website using informed language and approach in
collaboration with Digital Content Coordinator
- Coordinate uploads of digital programming documentation
- Help carry out regular quality assurance checks on all digital content
- Assist organizing virtual exhibitions by digitizing artwork, acquiring relevant content, and collaborating with Director of Education
- Review, track and report on website traffic using Google analytics
- Conduct outreach to targeted communities by organizing mailchimp lists, developing social media campaigns, and researching potential partner organizations
- Establish and maintain key marketing partnerships and cross-promotional initiatives
- Assist with the distribution of marketing materials
Interns should be undergraduates, graduate students, or recently graduated students.
The Press and Marketing Intern will work part time on a regular schedule of 2 days per week, and will be required to work on-site at The Drawing Center at least one day per week. Interns must also be able to attend opening receptions for all exhibitions, and assist with at least one special event each month during the duration of the internship. The Press and Marketing Internship runs for approximately 6 months. In this circumstance, the intern may be able to continue for subsequent sessions.
Interns may receive academic credit when applicable and will be paid a monthly stipend of $500.
The Drawing Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse staff that represents a variety of backgrounds.
Internships provide opportunities to acquire practical experience in a small arts organization by working closely with staff members on projects and assisting in daily operational duties. Interns work on focused assignments within departments of their interest: curatorial, communications, development, education, registration, and the viewing program for emerging artists. In addition, interns are given the opportunity to learn about each department in greater detail through scheduled informational appointments with staff or through staff presentations.
The Drawing Center offers a monthly Intern Stipend, an initiative towards fair and equitable compensation for interns.
Intern candidates who receive fiscal sponsorship from another institution or who are enrolled in an accredited internship program for academic credit are eligible to receive a travel stipend during their internship.
Intern applicants must fill out and return to The Drawing Center an application form with their resume. Intern applicants may obtain an application form by downloading the file above, by calling The Drawing Center at 212-219-2166 x 205, or by emailing email@example.com . Send completed Internship materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships at The Drawing Center are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Major support is provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Interns must commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours each week, attend opening receptions for all exhibitions, and assist with at least one special event each month during the duration of the internship. Internships run for approximately two to four months, the summer session runs from the end of May or beginning of June through July. In some circumstances, interns may be able to continue for subsequent sessions.
Interns should be undergraduates, graduate students, or recently graduated students and should have completed at least one year of college.
The Drawing Center is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its staff. The Drawing Center does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels