The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified interns
for volunteer positions in a variety of areas. Internships
offer firsthand experience in the day-to-day operation of
a state arts agency. Graduate students, upper-level undergraduates,
retirees, and individuals returning to the workforce are encouraged
to apply. These part-time, unpaid internships are available
throughout the year; students can often arrange to receive
academic credit for internship hours.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that promotes
the quality of life in Minnesota by making the arts accessible
to all citizens, nurturing creative activities, encouraging
the development of innovative forms of artistic expression,
and preserving the diverse artistic heritage of the people.
Program officers administer Arts Board grant programs and
provide resources and assistance. Assisting the program officers
will offer interns valuable experience in grant administration.
Interns assist with review of grant applications from Minnesota
artists, schools, and arts organizations. Interns may help
organize grant applications, schedule and confirm performance
and office site visits, panel meetings for review of grant
applications, and grant application workshops. Grant program
internships require professionalism, good interpersonal skills,
word processing skills, and research skills. Hours are flexible,
from 15 to 20 hours per week. Grant Programs areas include:
- Individual Artist Grants
- Organizational Grants
- Program Development and Implementation
- Grants and Information Systems Office
This position assists in the preparation of materials for
the staff and panel review of grant applications, quality
control checks of computerized records, preparation of grant
award packets, and preparation of research and statistical
information. Attention to detail and ability to work independently
are critical. Experience in Microsoft Access database and
Excel spreadsheet software extremely helpful. Requires a from
one to three month commitment. Hours are flexible, from15
to 20 hours per week.
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Percent for Art interns maintain the artist registry, which
includes slides, digital images, and materials from more than
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sites and artists. Necessary assets include attention to detail
and ability to work independently. Background or interest
in the visual arts is required. Hours are flexible, approximately
eight hours per week.
Percent for Art interns handle maintenance of the registry,
featuring slides and materials from more than 900 artists,
and organize slides of completed projects. Necessary assets
include attention to detail and ability to work independently.
Background or interest in the arts is helpful. Hours are flexible,
approximately eight hours per week.
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Interns can gain experience in agency communications activities;
internships can be tailored to individual’s communications
interests. Activities may include writing and editing articles
for Arts Board publications; assisting with graphic design
or photography; assisting with production and distribution
of publications; helping to plan and implement promotional
strategies for Arts Board events; writing and distributing
media releases; tracking and analyzing Arts Board media coverage;
developing and implementing public relations/constituent relations
projects. Experience with MS Word, Pagemaker, and PhotoShop
is helpful, but not required. Hours are flexible, from 10
to 20 hours per week.
Internship Information and Application
For more information contact the Arts Board.
To apply for an internship, complete the online Internship Application form