NALAC Internship & Career Development Program

  • Organization: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
  • Organization Type: Arts Services Organization
  • Career Type: Arts, Culture Nonprofit Administrator
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Geographic Scope: National
  • Primary Discipline: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Recurring: No
  • URL: Link
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
      • Communications and Technology
      • Development and Administration
      • Grants and Programs
      • Research and Special Initiatives
      • Operations and Accounting

Through a NALAC Internship, next generation leaders gain experiential knowledge of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, understand the role of the arts in communities, while developing “real life” business skills that can be put to use in their future careers. This position is ideal for non-profit and business management, technology and web design, bicultural studies and students interested in organizational development.

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
How to Apply
      1. To apply for the Internship and Career Development Program, please submit the following via email (preferred) or mail:
      2. 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
      3. A resume or CV
      4. A list of at least three professional/academic references (contact info only: names, titles, phone numbers, email addresses; letters of reference not required)
      5. Email your materials to: info@nalac.org with a subject line that pertains to your application,
      6. OR, Mail materials to:  National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

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