Nonprofit Management Internship

Behind every open call, opportunity, commission, and exhibition, there are teams of arts workers! Non-profit and arts administration is a wide ranging and interdisciplinary field, and is a great way to pursue a career while championing artistic and cultural initiatives.

Each term, WSW hosts one Nonprofit Management Intern who works directly with our Operations and Marketing staff. You will gain valuable experience in public relations, arts administration, development, and event planning by working alongside a team of established nonprofit arts professionals. You will have a window into the complex decision making that goes into planning and executing WSW’s programs, as well as the fundraising initiatives that support our work. The NPM intern plays a crucial role in carrying out WSW’s mission of supporting and serving artists. 


Responsibilities may include:

  • Managing daily email & phone communications
  • 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 and assisting in database work
  • Processing artist’s applications for jury review and fulfilling artist’s book orders
  • Photographing artists at work in our studios
  • Supporting WSW’s Archivist in special projects related to our library and reading room
  • Performing studio/office upkeep, including housing turnover, potluck setup and breakdown, supply inventory management 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 Google suite
  • Ability to prioritize in a deadline continuous environment and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Professionalism and phone poise
  • Stellar organization and attention to detail


  • Customer service experience
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Experience sharing content across multiple social media channels
  • Photography skills
  • 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.


Spring/Summer Term

Applications Open: September 15th
Applications Due: December 10, 11:59pm EST
Notification Date: January
Internship Occurs: April – September


Fall/Winter 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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