Internships

Phoenix Center for the Arts is offering professional internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to provide a professional learning experience in the marketing, development, and engagement departments.

Current Opportunities

Development – Charitable Giving
Development – Grants
Engagement Programs and Education
Engagement – Gallery and Community Art
Marketing – Communications
Marketing – Design

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 5-15 hours per week depending on the position. The schedule is generally negotiable.

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

General Qualifications 
(varies based on position):

  • High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative
  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Creativity and awesomeness

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain hands-on experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work with a fantastic staff
  • Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Phoenix
  • Flex your creativity!

About Phoenix Center for the Arts: Phoenix Center for the Arts provides opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through quality classes and programming. Classes are available for youth and adults. Phoenix Center for the Arts is a facility of and supported by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.


DEVELOPMENT INTERN – CHARITABLE GIVING

Phoenix Center for the Arts is looking for an intern to assist with soliciting charitable contributions and managing donor relationships.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 5-10 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintain and update donor records
• Plan and execute solicitations for contributions
• Provide ongoing communication and support for donor relations
• Support events with donors in attendance

Qualifications
• 
Pursuing a degree related to arts, humanities, social or nonprofit work
Strong verbal and written communication skills
• 
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Constant Contact
• 
High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative; ability to work independently

What’s in it for you?
• 
Build your understanding of generating revenue in the nonprofit world – development skills are extremely valuable
• 
Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
• 
Flexible schedule
• 
Work with a fantastic staff
• 
Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
• 
Flex your creativity! 


To apply: send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org


DEVELOPMENT INTERN – GRANTS & SPONSORSHIPS

Phoenix Center for the Arts is looking for an intern to assist with proposals for grants and sponsorships that support both general operations and specific programs, including Art Mobile, Teen Artist Guild, Phoenix Festival of the Arts, youth camps, and more.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 5-10 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Attend and support programs and events relevant to proposals in development
• 
Research grant opportunities through various channels, including Grant Watch, Grant Seeker, etc.
• 
Assist with proposal development, writing, and submission
• 
Maintain associated records, including notes, proposals, and grant calendar

Qualifications
• 
Pursuing a degree related to arts, humanities, social or nonprofit work
• 
Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in Word
• 
High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative; ability to work independently

What’s in it for you?
• 
Build your understanding of generating revenue in the nonprofit world – development skills are extremely valuable
• 
Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
• 
Flexible schedule
• 
Work with a fantastic staff
• Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
• 
Flex your creativity! 


To apply: send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org


ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION INTERN

Phoenix Center for the Arts is looking for an intern to assist with arts programs that engage youth and adults, especially those with limited access to arts experiences based on socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, and/or geographic location.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 10-15 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the curriculum planning and programming for School Residencies (on-going arts education in schools and community centers)
  • Assist in the planning of Art Mobile events (one-time art workshops off-site in partnership with community organizations or schools)
  • Coordinate and help teach weekly With Art in Mind classes (regular art classes on-site for people living with dementia / Alzheimer’s and their caregivers)
  • Aide in planning and facilitating Field Trips (on-site events for schools or community organizations visiting PCA)

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in education or nonprofit administration
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative
  • Flexibility to work on weekend, evening, and weekday programs
  • Experience working with marginalized populations

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work with a fantastic staff
  • Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
  • Flex your creativity!

To apply: send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org


ENGAGEMENT GALLERY AND COMMUNITY ART INTERN

Phoenix Center for the Arts is looking for an intern to assist with arts programs that engage youth and adults, especially those with limited access to arts experiences based on socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, and/or geographic location.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 5-10 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, promotion, and implementation of monthly gallery shows
  • Assist in the curration and hanging of Student Art Series Art Shows at Phoenix Center for the Arts
  • Coordinate and assist with the hallway art series in the halls of Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Art Center
  • Aide in planning the yearly Thunderbird Art Works Community Art Show
  • Assist in facilitating other community art projects, such as; mural paintings, art partnerships with local busnisess, and congressional art shows

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in art, art history, museum studies, or arts administration
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of responsibility, reliability, and initiative
  • Flexibility to work on weekend, evening, and weekday programs

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work with a fantastic staff
  • Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
  • Flex your creativity!

To apply: send cover letter and resume to Kait, kait.ahlschwede(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org


MARKETING – COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Phoenix Center for the Arts is currently seeking a communications intern to assist in the development and distribution of materials and branding for several ongoing projects and programs that support the mission of Phoenix Center for the Arts. The communications intern reports to the Deputy Director.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 10 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Phoenix Center for the Arts Deputy Director to ensure branding consistency and mission adherence
Daily social media content creation on a number of accounts
Assist with press release creation and distribution
Assist with the creation of all Phoenix Center for the Arts communication to the press, public, and internal client database
Various writing projects (website copy, e-blast features, press releases, etc.)
Database management

Qualifications
Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, and Photoshop
Knowledge of Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google AdWords is a plus
Personal computer access
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal skills
Time management skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to meet deadlines
Creativity and awesomeness

What’s in it for you?
Build your portfolio
Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
Flexible schedule
Work with a fantastic staff
Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
Flex your creativity! 


To apply: send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Aranda, s.aranda(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org


MARKETING – DESIGN INTERN

Phoenix Center for the Arts is currently seeking a design intern to assist in the development and distribution of materials and branding for several ongoing projects and programs that support the mission of Phoenix Center for the Arts. The communications intern reports to the Deputy Director.

Duration: Dependent upon your needs and availability

Hours: 10 hours per week, schedule negotiable

Compensation: A limited number of interns will be eligible for a stipend. College credit may also be available depending on the requirements of your college or university. Interns who volunteer their time will be eligible for free or discounted PCA classes based on hours volunteered.

Duties and Responsibilities
Creative design of graphics for both print and web. This includes, but is not limited to logos, flyers, posters, web advertisements, print advertisements, promotional items, social media, etc.
Work closely with the Phoenix Center for the Arts Marketing Director to ensure branding consistency and mission adherence.
Promotional material distribution (digital and analog)
Programming digital marquee
Assisting with the delivery of promotional opportunities to contracted partners

Qualifications
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Penchant for art and design
Personal computer access
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal skills
Time management skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to meet deadlines
Creativity and awesomeness

What’s in it for you?
Build your portfolio
Gain valuable experience at the ground level of a rapidly growing nonprofit
Flexible schedule
Work with a fantastic staff
Have your hand in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Phoenix
Flex your creativity! 


To apply: send cover letter and resume to Stephanie Aranda, s.aranda(at)phoenixcenterforthearts.org