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Internship and Career Development Program

NALAC is proud to offer an internship program that truly provides hands on experiences in arts non-profit management. We provide resources to help interns sharpen skills and make meaningful contributions in their careers. Intern mentors provide leadership and valuable feedback in addition to a personalized work plan. Schedule and dates of service range from 5-12 hours per week with weekly schedule to be determined by intern and supervisor. Six-month average service, with the possibility to continue. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Positions may be renewed or reposted. Interns may be eligible for university/college credit (course/credit must be identified and arranged by intern with counsel from her/ his university/college advisor). NALAC internships are unpaid.



Fluency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is necessary. Some experience in research and working with databases preferred and a strong interest in organizational development. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and communicate and interact with others in a professional and courteous manner. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work.  In addition to specific goals outlined below, interns will maintain confidentiality of all sensitive material utilized throughout the internship and contribute to other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs. To apply, email a one-page letter of inquiry, speaking to experience or interest related to the posted position, outline of career goals, and how an internship with NALAC will assist you in achieving those goals. Clearly indicate the internship position you seek. Include your resume, along with contact information for three academic or professional references (name, title, phone, email).



Communications and Technology

Assist with marketing and outreach to include webpage maintenance, social media outreach, print and digital communications

Create and maintain a national and international media database

Update and maintain constituent database

Assist with research, data & media collection, analysis, data entry and other administrative duties as needed

Explore creative ways to increase NALAC’s visibility; track and use quotes about NALAC

Contribute to the development of marketing materials (i.e., graphic design, layout)

Development and Administration

Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources)

Research and summarize issues for use in funding appeals

Assist with administrative tasks: data entry, copying, filing, scheduling, mailings, organizing and other duties as needed

Work with staff on ways to further engage NALAC Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and major donors

Explore grant opportunities and assist with preparation of grant proposals

Grants and Programs

Assist with the grants administration process serving artists and arts organizations

Assist with research, logistics, delivery and evaluation of professional development workshops, conferences and resources

Assist with research and tasks involved in developing and implementing new initiatives and projects as needed

Assist with work in support of NALAC programs and resources and other administrative duties as needed

Research and Special Initiatives

Research, create and design resource guide for artist and arts organizations

Assist with research and tasks involved in developing and implementing new initiatives and projects

Assist with programmatic and field analyses through research, data entry, collection, content analysis, visualizations and summaries

Data entry and other administrative duties as needed

Operations and Accounting

Contribute to project-driven work and/or operational responsibilities

Assist with general accounting month-end closing procedures

Provide clerical support for audit

Complete special projects as needed

Assist with administrative tasks: data entry, copying, filing, scheduling, mailings, organizing and other duties as needed
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