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Intern - Communications (Winter Quarter)

Winter Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: November 1, 2018

Title: Communications Unpaid Intern
Department/Location: Communications Department
Staff Mentor: Communications Associate
Learning Objectives: The intern will work with staff to maximize visibility of selected exhibitions and programs for SAM.

Intern Tasks:

  • Support department administrative needs
  • Media relations
  • Organize electronic press clippings
  • Compile press kits and materials for media
  • Write press releases and other copy for exhibitions, programs and events
  • Assist public relations and marketing in special projects

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a professional, office setting.
  • Prior public relations, marketing, graphic design and writing experience a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public.
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet.
  • Expected time commitment: average 15-20 hours/week, schedule is flexible within Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm office hours. January – mid March 2019.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Education:

  • Working towards completion of a BA or MA in Art History, Communications, Digital Media, English or other related field.
  • Working toward a master’s degree in one of the above fields preferable.

Each application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to internships@seattleartmuseum.org)
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