AWP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AWP offers competitive internships year-round for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the role of visual arts in human rights advocacy. Interns will gain professional experience through hands-on learning in non-profit operations, an understanding of the human rights ecosystem, and by building relationships with staff, board members, and other stakeholders. 

Considering that the needs of a small nonprofit organization vary greatly, the project work will be diverse and the breadth of suggested experience of applicants is wide. Those with interests in international relations, journalism, marketing and communication, design, programming, public policy, language studies, and visual arts and art history – are encouraged to apply.

SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Summer interns will be asked to commit 15-20 hours per week for a 10-12 week period, with an option to extend into the academic year. This internship can be in-person, at our Chicago gallery space, 625 N Kingsbury, or remote. Summer interns will receive a $1500 stipend at the end of the 10-12 week period. 

Interested candidates can submit their resumes and a letter with a statement of interest and dates of availability to admin@artworksprojects.org. Please state the internship (Social Media/Marketing or Programming/Outreach) you’re submitting an application for in the subject line. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022. 

Social Media/Marketing Internship

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop engaging content across AWP’s social media platforms

  • Maintain a calendar of all upcoming programming, events, and fundraising campaigns, and develops communications campaign/strategies based on engagement goals

  • Stay on top of news related to human rights issues and SDG targets relevant to AWP’s work and develop timely issues/action based posts as appropriate

  • Help to develop content and design of monthly newsletters, event invitations, and other mass communications through Emma; oversee list management efforts to ensure lists in Emma are accurate and up to date

  • Conduct occasional website maintenance and updates as assigned

Other light duties as needed: 

  • Event set-up/close down support

  • Check office voicemails and general email accounts

  • Oversee some general office management tasks as assigned

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Advanced graphic design and photo/video editing experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with content management systems and tools such as Hootsuite, My Emma, WordPress, Linktree and Bit.Ly

  • An interest in and understanding (or desire to learn) of global human rights issues, governing bodies, and major campaigns and initiatives such as calls for actions and UN’s SDG goals

Programming and Outreach Intern

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research potential partners / venues for exhibition travel 

  • Synthesize research conducted on each exhibition and develop ideas and pitches for potential host organizations, speakers, and other exhibition activations

  • Working closely with social media intern, assist with outreach and marketing activities related to exhibits and events

  • Manage and update list of galleries, universities, and other target organizations for event/program outreach

  • Help to maintain catalog of digital and physical assets

  • Installation assistance as needed

Other light duties as needed: 

  • Event set-up/close down support

  • Check office voicemails and general email accounts

  • Oversee some general office management tasks as assigned

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with office productivity and project workflow tools such as G-Suite, Slack, Excel, etc

  • Exceptional English writing and verbal communication skills; advanced French, Spanish and/or Arabic speaking and writing ability especially a plus

  • Organized, self-starter with excellent attention to detail

  • Some event management experience

  • An interest in and understanding (or desire to learn) of global human rights issues, governing bodies, and major campaigns and initiatives such as calls for actions and UN’s SDG goals

AWP GENERAL INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION 

AWP internships provide students a unique opportunity to gain experience in international human rights advocacy through the visual arts. Work schedules, including start and end dates, are negotiable but require a minimum of eight hours per week with the option for remote work or at the studio located at 625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

AWP interns will be involved in a range of exciting projects, such as exhibitions, marketing and communications, event planning, and outreach and education efforts domestically and internationally. Considering that the needs of a small nonprofit organization vary greatly, the project work will be diverse and the breadth of suggested experience of applicants is wide. Those with interests in international relations, journalism, marketing and communication, design, programming, public policy, language studies, and art and art history – are encouraged to apply.

 Qualifications

  • Graduate or undergraduate student

  • Exceptional English writing skills; advanced French, Spanish and/or Arabic speaking and writing ability especially a plus

  • Organized, self-starter with excellent attention to detail

  • Experience researching and reaching out to possible partners for programs and events

  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team

  • Passionate about social justice and peace

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

 Desirable

  • Past volunteer experience in social justice, humanitarian issues or human rights work

  • Social media savvy and demonstrated work in using social media as an advocacy tool to mobilize action

  • Intellectually curious and committed to storytelling through the arts

  • Experience or interest in photography, photojournalism, citizen journalism, documentary filmmaking or other creative medium

This is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to gain extensive experience in nonprofit organizations and human rights advocacy. AWP consists of a small team working cooperatively and collaboratively. We believe that the relationship between AWP and our intern staff is reciprocal, and we strive to ensure an open relationship where questions and learning opportunities are encouraged and regularly facilitated.

Please send all application materials to admin@artworksprojects.org

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Writing sample (no more than four pages)