Nonprofit Management Internship


You’ll work under the leadership of WSW’s Operations staff and gain experience by working alongside the administrative team of an established nonprofit arts organization. You will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Short- and long-term marketing initiatives for email, direct mail, and social media
  • Maintaining WSW’s web presence on community calendars and across our media listings
  • Writing assignments, such as press releases and blog posts
  • Providing administrative support by processing memberships and donations, assisting in database work, managing email & phone communications, processing resident applications for jury review, and fulfilling artists’ book orders
  • Performing studio/office upkeep, including housing turnover, potluck setup and breakdown, and more


  • Ability to produce clear and accurate written content; applicants must be confident in composing a wide variety of messages while maintaining a consistent voice for WSW
  • Knowledge of basic administrative programs, including Microsoft Office suite and G-suite
  • Ability to prioritize and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Professionalism and phone poise


  • Knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Experience sharing content across multiple social media channels
  • Graphic design and/or web skills


All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $600/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Interns have access to the studios for their own work outside of regular working hours and with respect to studio programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.


Key Details: Spring Term

Applications Open: September 15th
Applications due: December 10, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: January
Internship occurs: April – August

Key Details: Fall Term

Applications Open: February 1st
Applications due: March 31st, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: June
Internship occurs: September – March

Application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for 3 references
  • 1-3 work samples that showcase your writing and/or design skills. These samples can include press releases, blog posts, posters, invitations, etc.
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image



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