Internship at Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), a nationally renowned arts advocacy organization that lobbies for state arts funding, seeks a public relations intern to begin in December, 2017.

The position is part-time and flexible (approximately 20 hours per week) and the compensation is $9 hr.

MCA represents the arts community of Minnesota at the state legislature and lobbies for state funding of the arts, as well as other issues of concern to the non-profit arts community. MCA also does advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts. To lobby effectively, MCA organizes grassroots advocacy around the state and keeps constituents educated and informed about the political process and the current state of arts funding throughout the year.

Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to interact with some of the movers and shakers in the arts community, as well as a working knowledge of the legislative process, arts funding structures in Minnesota and the basic functions of running a nonprofit.

Duties and projects included in the internship:
Assist staff in coordinating publicity for the release of city/county studies for the Creative Minnesota Study, to be released from December of this year through Feb. of 2018.
Help activate MCA’s grassroots network along with contacting local press to attend Press Conferences for the release of Creative MN city/county studies.
Work with staff on current projects including organizing MCA’s current members, voter education, board meeting preparation, filing and data entry.

Qualified applicants would possess the following skills:
– Basic knowledge of press releases and some work contacting press.
-Interest in working with the arts community.
-Good communication skills, especially speaking with people on the phone.
-A self-starting, positive, self-motivated personality and a sense of humor.
-Good organizational skills and the ability to perform many tasks simultaneously.
-Computer literacy; preferably experience with Macintosh, Microsoft Word & Excel
-Independent and creative work habits.

APPLY NOW. Please mail or email résumé and cover letter by December 4, 2017 to:

Mark Albers
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
661 LaSalle Street #220
St. Paul, MN 55114