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Intern - Communications (Summer Quarter)

Summer Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: April 1, 2019

Title: Communications Intern - Unpaid
Department/Location: Communications Department
Staff Mentor: Communications Coordinator
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
  • Expected time commitment: average 15-20 hours/week, schedule is flexible within Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm office hours. Summer 2019 (exact start and end dates are flexible)


  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds


  • Working towards completion of a BA or MA in Art History, Communications, Digital Media, English or other related field

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to
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