Internships

Schedule

1 – 2 days per week during the following hours:

Tuesday – Friday (11am – 4pm) and Saturday (12pm – 4pm)

Hours vary and weekend hours may be needed during special events

Dates

Fall: September – December

Winter: February – May

Summer: June – August

Compensation

Unpaid/college credit

Benefits

A free CPAC Individual-level membership

Invited to attend lectures and events

Application deadline

Fall: August 20, 2021

Winter: January 15, 2021

Summer: April 23, 2021

Must be at least 18 years or older & have graduated from high school to apply. 

Please review the job descriptions below before filling out the application.

Programs Internship

CPAC’s programming includes up to 50 classes and workshops each year, supplemented with artist lectures and other events. This position assists with promotion, organization, and records management to help keep our operations running smoothly. It is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Education, and Library Studies. Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data

  • Archiving of historical documents

  • Assist with Darkroom and Digital Lab operations as needed

  • Support during special events

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, and detail-oriented, with computer skills and an interest in taking on a responsible role in a fast-paced environment. Commitment to providing superior customer service is required. Knowledge of photography is preferred.

Social Media and Marketing Internship

The Social Media and Marketing Intern is responsible for helping to create a weekly social media schedule and post set content into the program Later for CPAC’s multiple social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Content creation will also take place for bulk emails through Mailchimp, including newsletter. Other roles include designing original graphics for social media posts using Canva and record marketing metrics for social media platforms to track growth and engagement. This position is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Marketing and Public Relations. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new approaches for our social media and communication efforts

  • Assist with the maintenance of the CPAC website and database

  • Assist with the creation and posting of new content; research and post relevant links

  • Generate a weekly social media schedule that coordinates with email newsletters and upcoming events

  • Archiving published press and marketing materials with coverage on CPAC programs and events

  • You will assist with the administrative and marketing efforts of the organization related to audience development, social media, and information distribution

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

An advanced understanding of various social media platforms; strong verbal and written skills; highly organized and detail oriented; self directed and creative. Skills in graphic design a plus.

Collections Management Internship

Through the newly established Collections Management Internship, CPAC offers individuals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of managing a permanent collection. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection, which contains a wide range of photography. Responsibilities include:

  • Copy-cataloguing and creating records for non-book items and beginning to catalog books as well as working on permanent print collection

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions

  • Work with database program – Artwork Archive

  • Collect data and condition report works in collection

  • Audit current storage system (archival boxes and photographic sleeves)

  • Conduct provenance research

  • Add newly acquired books to library catalog, and adding call numbers

  • Archive publications and periodicals in the library

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

This internship is ideal for a detail-oriented individual who is passionate about the arts and collections management, and is interested in pursuing a professional career in library science, archives, art history, or in becoming a museum registrar.

Development and Database Internship

Membership at CPAC not only supports our mission and programs, but also offers opportunities to engage with photography on a deeper level. Members enjoy access to exclusive events, discounts, exhibition opportunities, and the support of a community of emerging and established artists, photography professionals, students, and enthusiasts of all skill levels. This position assists with promotion, organization, and records management to help keep our membership program running smoothly. This person will gain a deeper understanding of non-profit membership and development, as well as related database management, communications, and research skills. The internship is ideal for someone embarking on a career in Arts Administration, Museum Operations, and Development/Fundraising. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with membership recruitment communications

  • Assist with member on-boarding, initial engagement and customer service

  • Help draft and send acknowledgement letters for donations

  • Administrative support such as compiling statistics, research & collecting survey data

  • Data management, cleaning, and entry in Neon CRM System

  • General office duties

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and should be organized, responsible, creative, enthusiastic, and detail oriented. Must be adept at research. Proficient with Microsoft Office products. Committed to providing superior customer service.