Internships

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 (see below for detailed descriptions). 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.

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 may not be granted until the following semester.

Expectations

1. Applicants should have strong communication and administrative skills, the ability to work either individually or closely with a team and should possess interest and enthusiasm for arts and culture, specifically visual art and design.
2. Interns will maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner.
3. Interns will be willing to take on a variety of tasks outside of their job descriptions on occasion as determined by the supervising staff including, but not limited to administrative work, filing, data entry, phone calls, faxing, deliveries, art handling, and organizing.
4. Interns will be able to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests.
5. Computer savvy students preferred.

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Internship Descriptions:

Editorial Assistant Intern

The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Associate Director and Managing Editor. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and weekly 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; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

APPLICATION
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Development and Events Assistant Intern

The Development and Events Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Operations and Exhibitions Manager. S/He will assist with gift processing and acknowledgement, research, gathering documentation for grants and reporting, writing letters, solicitations for in-kind donations, coordinating vendors for events, some volunteer management, and follow up correspondence with donors. Interns will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in fundraising and special event planning, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history and arts management; strong writing skills; interest in event planning and fundraising for a nonprofit arts organization; extremely detail oriented; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Microsoft Office is a must; Dreamweaver, basic HTML, Filemaker Pro, WordPress, and/or customer relation management software is a plus, but not necessary. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment (6 preferred), 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

APPLICATION
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Development and Events Internship”; or mail to: Development and Events Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Exhibition and Membership Assistant Intern

The Exhibition and Membership Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Operations and Exhibitions Manager. S/He will assist with updating and creating artist membership pages on our web site; occasionally assisting with aspects of our membership campaigns; researching artists for exhibitions; photographing exhibitions; assisting with and leading on some installations and de-installations of exhibitions; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution for exhibitions. Special exhibition and curatorial projects are possible as well, depending on the needs of the organization and interests and skills of the intern. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. Interns will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication and exhibition coordination, 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; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; some art handling experience; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Microsoft Office a must; some photography skills, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 10 to 15 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

APPLICATION
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Exhibition and Membership Internship”; or mail to: Exhibition and Membership Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.