Nonprofit Management Internship

You’ll work directly with WSW’s Operations Manager under the leadership of the Executive Director, and gain experience by working alongside the staff 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:

  • Writing assignments, including donor letters, blog posts, and press releases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deep knowledge of the Microsoft Office 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 $300/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. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.


The internship in a nutshell:

Summer/fall applications due by: Februrary 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by April 15
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – December

Winter/spring applications due by: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year following application, January – June


Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Two writing samples, such as press releases, blog posts, or grant proposals, and one other work sample, such as a marketing calendar or design piece
  • 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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