INTERNSHIPS

 

An internship with The LP internship is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates interested in arts and nonprofit management. Help make art happen while learning how a nonprofit community-based arts organization works.

 

Please note that interns should be available to commit to at least 15 hours/week and New York City metropolitan area residents (within commuting distance to New York City) prioritize their part-time work through the internship.

 

We highly encourage students who have financial support for an internship experience from their universities, or grants, stipends, and fellowships through an internship program to apply. In the spirit of equitable compensation, The LP will provide all interns fair wages should they not have already secured funding.

 

 

 

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Marketing and DIGITAL Engagement INTERNSHIP

 

The Laundromat Project has a paid internship available for an individual interested in assisting with the nourishment of creative community leaders through marketing, community engagement, and nonprofit administrative operations. Proactive and passionate individuals will get hands-on experience in a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the intersection of art, community, and social justice.

 

The weekly schedule will require a commitment of at least 15-16 hours a week, between 10-6pm Monday through Friday at our office in Harlem for 10 weeks this summer starting in June/early July. The internship will be compensated at $12 / hour.

 

The intern will work closely with The LP’s Development & Communications team to support day-to-day administrative and development operations, digital communications and storytelling, and donor & volunteer stewardship, so we can better engage our community of artists, neighbors, and supporters.

 

Projects and responsibilities may include:

  • Managing collection and execution of social media content (facebook, instagram, possibly twitter, and youtube)
  • Assisting with email communications including monthly communications through content collection, creation, scheduling, and analytics
  • Assisting with design and production of print and online collateral
  • Providing key support in managing, editing, and organizing The LP’s digital assets and portfolio of written and designed communications
  • Managing contact details for stakeholders
  • Supporting stewardship efforts with donors and volunteers
  • Assistance with planning of our Fall 2018 People Powered Challenge peer to peer fundraiser
  • Prepare printed materials for board and donors
  • Supporting the Development & Communications Coordinator with volunteer program as needed
  • Coordinate with and support Development & Communications team and other LP staff as needed

 

Qualified candidates will meet the minimum requirements:

  • An understanding of The LP’s mission and values
  • Consistent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Candidate must also be reliable and punctual.
  • Willingness to learn and deepen skills around nonprofit operations, marketing & PR, and digital community organizing/relationship management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive ability to juggle multiple tasks, manage priorities and time well, and collaborate with others on projects
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office suite and Adobe CS5 software: InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and a willingness to better understand these platforms
  • Positive and professional demeanor and a flexible, can-do attitude
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor and fun
  • A willingness to learn or build skill in using our Salesforce database

 

Additional preferred, but not required skills and qualities:

  • Basic graphic design experience with printed materials and simple digital graphics
  • Prior experience with special events production, volunteer management, salesforce, and/or fundraising
  • Enjoys creating and improving procedures and systems
  • Experience using email marketing clients, such as Mailchimp
  • Experience with CRMs and/or donor databases
  • Proficiency in HTML
  • Working experience with WordPress
  • Knowledge and experience working with Hootsuite and Snapchat
  • Experience with photography, film, and/or media production

 

Details and Perks

  • A fun learning environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Portfolio building opportunity
  • Access to a network of arts, nonprofit, social justice, and marketing & communications professionals and leaders
  • Resources, support, and dedication from our staff to your professional development

 

PROGRAM INTERNSHIP

The Laundromat Project’s program intern will support the planning and implementation of our multi-pronged artist development and community arts education programs in our three anchor neighborhoods of Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant & Hunts Point Longwood including at our Kelly Street Collaborative space (KSC). This internship is a great opportunity for individuals and/or students interested in learning about arts administration, cultural organizing and the day-to-day inner-workings of a community-based arts organization. Program interns will support, from initial research to execution, socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming in collaboration with community partners, cultural producers, and neighbors.

 

The weekly schedule will require a commitment of at least 20 hours a week including on Saturdays starting in June/early July and ideally until early/mid September.

 

This opportunity will be split between our office in Harlem and our Kelly Street Collaborative space in the Longwood section of the South Bronx. This internship will be compensated at $12 / hour.

 

 

Projects and responsibilities may include:

  • Initial research to producing and executing LP programming related to Create Change & our Community Arts Education initiatives at KSC such as including artist talks, artist open studios, art festivals, and community art workshops.
  • Assist with curriculum development and facilitation of community responsive art activities and art workshops open to community members
  • Ordering and coordinating with vendors to prepare art materials for community art workshops, assisting and developing on the ground promotional strategies of LP programming on Kelly St.
  • Managing and conducting data entry of program metrics and participants.
  • Supporting the program team with the evaluation of the organization’s programs and surveying program participants.
  • Support The LP’s Create Change Resident Artists to implement their projects throughout the summer. This may include: Assisting with with the documentation and connecting with neighbors.
  • Cultivate relationships and collaborate on behalf of The LP with neighbors on new and existing neighborhood initiatives taking place in the Kelly Street and Longwood.
  • Documentation and developing original content for The LP’s blog and social media accounts.

 

Qualified candidates will ideally have the following:

  • An understanding of The LP’s mission and values
  • Have demonstrated experience working in the fields of contemporary art, arts education, community organizing, public art, social practice, social justice sectors, and/or related settings.
  • Consistent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Candidate must also be reliable and punctual.
  • Multilingual – especially Spanish is a plus
  • Proactive ability to juggle multiple tasks, manage priorities and time well, and collaborate with others as well as independently on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Google Apps and Microsoft Office suite
  • Positive and professional demeanor and a flexible, self-starter attitude
  • Ability to lift at least 15 lbs

 

Additional preferred, but not required skills and qualities:

  • Experience with photography, film, and/or media production
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software: InDesign & Photoshop
  • Basic graphic design experience with printed materials and simple digital graphics

 

Details and Perks

  • A fun learning environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Access to a network of arts, nonprofit, social justice, and cultural organizing professionals and leaders
  • Resources, support, and dedication from our staff to your professional development

 

Apply

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and a 1-2 sentence blurb (this can be within the body of your email) about which LP value(s) resonate with you to apply@laundromatproject.org by preferably Monday, June 18th 2018.

 

If you’re applying to the marketing and digital engagement internship, please include a 1-page writing sample. All attachments should be in PDF format. Do include the internship postion for which you are applying within the subject line.

 

If you have funding to support a summer internship thought your university or another internship grant program, please do include that in your application. The LP will provide all interns fair wages should they not have already secured funding.

 

The LP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ candidates to apply.