Chashama's Internship Program consists of 3-6 month terms of at least two days each week. Interns work closely with their supervisor as part of a small, dynamic team, receiving hands-on training in Programming, Operations, Management, Development and Marketing.
We strive to tailor individual tracks to the specific needs and interests of each candidate, and interns immediately dive into working directly with staff members. Internships may include some evening and weekend events. Internships are unpaid (with the exception of the Social Media Intern), but a travel stipend and lunch is provided and class credit is available.
Students or recent graduates with degrees in art history, liberal arts, arts administration, marketing, communications, business, or related degrees are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a strong interest in New York City’s cultural landscape and a passion for the arts. Familiarity with non-profits, galleries, performance venues and arts administration is a plus.
The candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving skills, and be highly organized.
Fluency in MS Office, Google Applications and Windows OS. Familiarity with Adobe Design Suite preferred. Experience with Filemaker Pro or other databases a plus.
We accept applications throughout the year.
Suggested internship periods and application deadlines:
Winter/Spring Internships: January 9th - May 24th
Spring/Summer: May - August
Fall/Winter Internships: September - December
To apply for one of the following internships, submit a Cover Letter and Resume (in pdf format) to the email listed below for the internship you are applying to. Indicate which internship you are applying for in the subject of your email.
ARTS PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIP
Responsibilities: Assisting the Programming Department with the management of the Workspace Program and Presentation Program; general administrative duties; assistance with documenting and cataloging incoming applications and artwork; maintaining artist database; supporting Programming Department with artist correspondence, site visits and meetings as needed; and assisting with special events as they arise such as open studio events, window and gallery exhibitions.
To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: Program Internship.
DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
Responsibilities: Conduct research on government, foundation, corporate and individual funders; upkeep of various grant records and data; gathering grant materials and assisting with submission deadlines; general department administrative needs; marketing projects as needed (newsletter, web copy, light graphic design); and fundraising event support.
To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume (in PDF format) to email@example.com, with subject line: Development and Admin Internship.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING INTERNSHIP
The Social Media and Marketing Intern will be involved in an exciting range of social media, marketing and administrative responsibilities surrounding chashama's ongoing events. The intern will be part of a small, dynamic team and will assist with Social Media projects as they arise. The intern will gain first-hand experience in implementing Social Media tools while developing strategies to increase awareness of chashama's programs and our artists.
Professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as the position requires public interaction. The ideal candidate has a passion for the arts in NYC, and is interested in learning how to develop and grow an organizational brand across different outlets. Applicants should include writing samples along with resume and cover letter, and have previous experience and/or a basic understanding of social media marketing through coursework, independant projects, work experience, etc.
Responsibilities: Provide administrative and marketing support in preparation of exhibition openings, and special events; assist with developing content on social media platforms; attend openings and replenish promotional items; assist with documentation of chashama events such as taking pictures, uploading and sorting images, with the possibility of contributing to the blog; and maintaining the mailing list.
To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: Social Media and Marketing Internship.
VISUAL ARTS INTERNSHIPS WITH OUR STUDIO ARTISTS
Are you interested in working directly with one of our resident artists? Several of our workspace artists are searching for motivated, committed and responsible interns to actively contribute to the creation of exhibitions and the development of their artwork. A range of skills and qualifications are needed, from marketing and product design, to art handling and artwork assistance, inside and outside of the artist's studio. Visual Arts students in particular are encouraged to apply for hands-on experience working with an artists' studio practice and creative process.
Available Visual Arts Internships are listed here. Interested individuals should contact the studio artist directly to apply. Internships with chashama's studio artists are offered as part of each individual artist's studio practice, and are not a part of chashama's regular internship program, and are not affiliated with the organization.