Development & Membership Internship, American Federation of Arts

Development & Membership Internship, American Federation of Arts, NYC
Supervisor: Associate Director for Development

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is seeking a part-time intern to assist the Development and Membership department. The internship provides hands-on fundraising and membership experience in a national non-profit arts organization.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist with grant writing and prospect research for individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising
• Assist with research for a new membership program
• Draft correspondence and make telephone inquiries, as needed.
• Maintain paper and computer project files.
• Assist with department meetings and special events, as needed.
• Assist the department with additional administrative tasks, as needed.


• Undergraduate or graduate student (or recent graduate) interested in fundraising, membership, or non-profit work. Previous development experience preferred. Interest in arts and culture a plus.
• Strong Microsoft office computer skills, particularly with Word and Excel. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Strong attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
• Able to follow-through and meet deadlines effectively and efficiently.

Additional Information

• Minimum of 15 hours per week (this may vary)
• This is a “non-paid” internship opportunity, course credit may be available.
• Length of internship to be determined upon interview

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume by September 10, 2013

via email:

via fax: 212-861-2487

via mail: Human Resources
American Federation of Arts
305 East 47th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media–Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Unpaid)

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid two-semester internship spanning the fall 2013-spring 2014 semesters. Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by working on digital content related to the museum’s collections.

We are looking for someone to assist with reviewing metadata of images of objects, and linking image to object records within the database. Applicants must be detail oriented, have good visual deductive skills, good visual memory, be able to work independently with a mindfulness to consistency and thoroughness. Applicants must be comfortable working with databases, spreadsheets and metadata.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.

We are a very busy department and can offer an interesting experience for anyone intrigued by an alternative library environment.

The internship will be from September 2013-May 2014. Standard internship requirements would be a one full day (7 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is August 23, 2013. All materials should be compiled by the applicant, emailed together and include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Proposed begin and end dates of internship
  • Availability for an in-person interview


NYC Environmental Protection (DEP) Fall Internship Program

If you’re looking for a Fall 2013 internship, consider applying (and soon!) to one with NYC Environmental Protection (DEP). Notice in the information below the different fields of the internship positions:

The NYC DEP is offering internship positions, paid and unpaid, for undergraduate and graduate students, in the areas of engineering, architectural, legal, information technology and administration.  We are looking for bright, energetic students who want to make a difference.  If you are interested in having an exciting fall interning with the NYC DEP, please click on the following link for detailed job project descriptions and how to apply.  The deadline for all applications is Friday, August 30, 2013.