The InLiquid Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. We offer internships in three areas including Editorial, Membership and Exhibitions, and Development and Events. Interns will work closely with InLiquid staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.
Internships are non-paid positions; academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.
The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the External Communications Coordinator. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and monthly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history, have strong writing skills, a keen eye for detail, and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential.
Duration of Internship:
Hours and length of internships will vary according to the needs of the specific job as outlined below. Occasional hours in the evening or weekend may be required. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but internships might not be granted until the following semester. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.
Responsibilities may include:
• Publish items from our event listings email to the website
• Organize said event listings within newsletters and mailers
• Assist with live coverage of upcoming events (tweeting, curating news, etc.)
• Generate and research content (photos, videos, graphics, stories, etc.) for our Social Media Associate to share on InLiquid’s social sites
• Help maintain and expand InLiquid’s social presence on multiple platforms
• Assist in maintaining the organization of the online shop
• Upload and fact-check artwork descriptions to the online shop
• Art handling; physically organize the office’s prints, artworks, etc. as needed
• Assist with data-entry of demographics info, artworks within our holdings management system, and other general info as needed
• Other duties as assigned
• Working towards or recently graduated with a BA in Journalism, English, Art History or a related field, or a BFA in an area of the Arts with a special interest in arts writing
• Experience and/or background in Blogging, Academic Writing, and Article Writing (specifically about visual art strongly preferred)
• Strong communication skills; advanced grammar and writing skills
• Very strong attention to detail in all areas
• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments and meet deadlines.
• Creative, flexible, self-starter who also works well within a team; takes direction well – and with a positive attitude
• Maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner
• Familiarity with social networking sites, primarily Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite; generally computer savvy
• Ability to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests is necessary
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Liz Roan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Liz Roan, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.