Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however we strongly recommend applying as early as possible.
Summer Session (October 2021 – May 2022): Priority Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Internship Focus Descriptions:
Artist Residencies Intern: Supports LMCC’s artist residency programs which annually place around 80 individuals and arts groups in our studio residencies throughout Lower Manhattan and in our Arts Center at Governors Island. LMCC's artist residencies provide work space for professional and creative development to artists working in any discipline. Interns will be primarily involved in providing day-to-day administrative support of residency programs and on-site management of studio facilities. Interns additionally support the launching of open-calls for residencies and processing applications for jury review and selection. Interns will have opportunities to interface with resident artists on an ongoing basis while residency programs are in session.
Interns are asked to assist in staffing events, which include evening salons, open studios, info sessions and related public presentations. Ideal candidates are flexible and creative problem-solvers, highly organized, and interested and knowledgeable of contemporary art, literary arts and/or performing arts. We welcome applicants who are practicing artists or interested in working directly with artists. Experience with Excel, Adobe Design Creative Suite, audio/visual equipment and other hands-on technical skills are a plus.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES & GRANTMAKING:
Community Initiatives & Grantmaking Intern: Supports LMCC’s grant programs and professional development workshops for artists and arts organizations, as well as its community arts initiatives. LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants support artistic projects across disciplines with public funding to bring rich artistic experiences to Manhattan audiences. These grants are often one of the first grants an artist or organization receives introducing them to grant funding and helping them leverage additional resources for their projects. Interns support LMCC's Grants & Services team through each step of the grantmaking process with a focus on providing assistance to applicants and grantees including the production of information sessions, grant clinics, a series of fundraising workshops for artists as well as through ongoing phone calls and email assistance. Interns will have opportunities to take part in virtual and in-person multilingual program outreach efforts, the grant application review and juried selection process, our annual grantee celebration and networking event, and reporting and program evaluation. Ideal candidates have an interest in arts administration and the process by which artists build resources for their projects, are highly organized, with advanced Microsoft Office skills and excellent writing and communication skills. Mandarin Chinese or Spanish language skills preferred. Prior experience with data management is a plus.
Development Intern: Ideal for those interested in grant writing, institutional fundraising, and government relations.
Development Interns provide support for LMCC’s Institutional Advancement department, working closely with our Grant Manager and Development Assistant. These interns support our staff primarily through conducting research on foundations, corporations, government agencies, and affiliated individuals, for resource development efforts. Interns also assist in preparing narratives and supporting materials for grant applications and reports, and in maintaining institutional prospect and funder records in our database system.
Interns help to maintain our office records; they collect and organize program and event outcome data from internal departments as well as external data collection efforts solicited from members of the public. Ideal candidates are highly organized, able to work independently, and have excellent writing and communication skills.
Individual Giving and Special Events Intern: Ideal for those interested in event management.
Events interns provide support for LMCC’s Institutional Advancement department, working closely with the Development Team. This intern primarily supports events at the Arts Center on Governors Island through the end of the public season and helps with preparation for our annual gala, The Downtown Dinner.
Interns assist with all aspects of event preparation including staffing schedules, volunteer outreach and coordination, vendor research, invitations, mailings, and tracking RSVPs. Interns will also provide support for the day of the events by helping with set-up, way-finding, check-in, greeting guests, and break-down. Additionally, interns provide support in maintaining event and donor related data in Salesforce and the department’s other administrative systems and other post-event responsibilities such as thank you mailings and acknowledgement letters.
Ideal candidates are highly organized, attentive to detail, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have an interest in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector. Experience with Excel, Word, and Salesforce (or other CRM databases) is a plus.
This internship program requires a time commitment of minimum 16 hours per week. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Work arrangements may include in person and remote hours to be determined in consultation with the intern and depending on evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols in place in New York.