Development Intern, Fall 2018



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August 13, 2018

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Development interns work closely with the Associate Director of Development and other members of the Development team to help with the Studio Museum's institutional and individual fundraising efforts. Primary responsibilities include assisting with correspondence and research related to individual giving, attending and assisting with opening receptions and other donor cultivation events on an as-needed basis, conducting research on corporations and foundations, drafting select grant reports and proposals, updating and maintaining records in Raiser's Edge database and organizing mailings of information to donors and prospects. Previous development, marketing or public relations experience is helpful but not required.

The Development Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates interested in careers in Arts Administration, Marketing or related fields.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum’s Internship Program provides college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment. In addition to working on meaningful, engaging projects with Museum staff, interns engage in a series of meetings, workshops, offsite visits to arts and cultural institutions, and public programs. Internship descriptions by department are posted on our website. The Fall 2018 Internship cycle runs from September 10–December 14, 2018 and requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. 


How to apply: 

All candidates must submit their application materials through the Studio Museum website:

Applicants must submit a resume, statement of intent, and a letter of recommendation through our website. The statement of intent should be 500 words or fewer, and should explain the reasons for applying to the program, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how it might enhance your education and career plans.

One letter of recommendation must be submitted from a person who knows the candidate in a professional or academic capacity. The letter may be uploaded on the Studio Museum website or recommenders may also email their letter separately to by the application deadline.