Summer Development Internship 

Columbus Printed Arts Center is looking for a creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Development Intern to join our team this summer. The ideal candidate believes that the arts are a vital component of a thriving community, is invested in contributing to the organization’s growth, and has unique ideas to bring to the position. Our goal is to connect with artists and art professionals in Central Ohio as well as to provide meaningful work experience and insight into the inner workings of an art organization.

The Development Intern will provide administrative support by assisting in all aspects of Columbus Printed Arts Centers’ fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, they will gain an understanding of how an arts organization functions and fits within its community as they identify its needs and develop creative and strategic plans to address them.

Responsibilities may include: Collaborating on engagement strategies for audiences and supporters of Columbus Printed Arts Center; procuring contributions and event sponsorships; supporting staff in event preparation; assisting with individual, institutional, and corporate prospect research; gathering information and generating materials for grant proposals; researching best practices and creative strategies of peer institutions; investigating alternative avenues for financial support including social media campaigns; working with fellow interns on promotional projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Sales/Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Arts Administration, or relevant field

• Strong interest in visual art and a passion for contributing to the growth of a new art organization

• Desire to learn new skills and grow as an individual through accomplishing challenging tasks

• Exceptional written and oral communication skills; professional approach to external and interpersonal relationships; enthusiastic and personable; willing to aggressively pursue new business, community, and organizational partnerships.

• Attention to detail; extremely organized; willingness to take agency over project components

• Strong research skills with the ability to apply various successful institutional models to specific funding projects

• Ability to clearly tell the story of Columbus Printed Arts Center and find meaningful and creative ways to advocate for its project proposals

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience writing funded grant applications and managing associated data

• Strong understanding of current development strategies and willingness to seek new approaches

Position: 1 unpaid internship, available for college credit if needed. Interns have free and unlimited access to Columbus Printed Arts Center’s studios for the duration of the internship program, receive discounts on ink costs, may sit in on any class or workshop, and are given an Artist Membership for one year after program commencement date.

Dates: May 2019 - September 2019 (flexible)

Hours: 15 hours per week preferred.  

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to An optional writing sample will also be accepted. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. Please email with any questions.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.