Internships at the Capp Street Foundation
The foundation’s internship program is a vital part of the organization, providing opportunities for training within a non-profit, museum setting. All internships are unpaid and require a minimum of eight hours per week and minimum 6-month commitment (1-2 semesters if for class credit).
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Curatorial Intern is an integral part of the planning and execution of exhibitions at 500 Capp Street, as well as assisting in the care and maintenance of the collection. The Curatorial Intern assists Guest Curators and the Executive Director with research and development of current and upcoming exhibitions within the house and in support of the Artist in Residency. The intern compiles information and materials about the artists involved in the exhibits and gathers support materials for the exhibition. The intern also assists in maintaining condition reports on all objects, object registration, and simple data-entry regarding the collection. Moderate lifting is required during installation/de-installation of exhibitions. This internship is open to graduate students in a art history, museum studies, curatorial practices or related field, and may be continued into a second semester, with interns being awarded the opportunity to curate their own mini-exhibition within the house.
Marketing and Communications interns work closely with the entire staff, learning the essentials of arts marketing and media relations. Responsibilities include: assisting with the creation of marketing/publicity materials; writing and editing website copy; researching and creating content for social media platforms; maintaining and organizing press clippings; researching and updating media contact database; and assisting in the creation and evaluation of visitor surveys. Candidates must be extremely detail oriented with proven general office skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPress, and Photoshop. Experience in proofreading and copyediting is highly desirable. Interns must be outgoing and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Background in art or museums is preferred but not necessary. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Development interns assist the staff with various aspects of the foundation’s fundraising activities, with an emphasis on research and grant writing. Interns develop a thorough understanding of nonprofit and arts fundraising. Candidates must demonstrate strong research, organizational, writing, and editing skills, and must submit a writing sample with the application. Primary duties will include: donor and membership data entry; event support for donor receptions and other fundraising events; preparing invitation mailing; tracking responses and updating attendee lists; researching grant sources; aiding staff to write and compile grant applications; maintain development files. This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students.