Bilingual Advocacy Internship at Arts for LA

Tue, 08/02/2011 (All day)

Arts for LAArts for LA seeks an undergraduate intern for the fall 2011 semester (Sept. 12 - Dec. 16).

Arts for LA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to foster a healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all in the Los Angeles region. We employ a combination of “high-touch” and “high-tech” approaches to inform and empower a network of local stakeholders throughout the County. Arts for LA works with over 19,000 local subscribers and 250+ members. We are a three-person operation; our intern will work under the Advocacy Manager, but will be in close contact with the Executive Director and Development & Operations Manager as well.

We seek a bilingual Arts Advocacy Intern with interest in both arts & culture and advocacy/civic engagement.

Skills Required:

  • Communications – verbal and written (calls, memos, emails, presentations, etc.)
  • Excellent English to Spanish Translation
  • Basic computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Basic research & data collection skills

The Arts Advocacy Intern will be instrumental in the Fall 2011 Candidate Surveys

Candidate Survey Duties

  • Contact Candidate campaigns to collect information, inform campaign of survey, encourage participation & follow up with campaigns that are unresponsive.
  • Assist in Information Management: Maintain spreadsheet that tracks survey implementation and progress.
  • Track & document campaign news & events (e.g. forums).
  • Update website with campaign events & responses.
  • Develop a list of local media contacts for each campaign.
  • Assist Advocacy Manager & staff to disseminate the press release for the survey and update website with regular report-outs.

Possible Additional Duties:

  • Translate documents and presentations.
  • Assist in scheduling meetings, presentations, and workshops.
  • Research & document general community needs & issues, local education issues and local cultural resources.
  • Assist in survey development, implementation and data analysis.
  • Assist in Information Management: Maintain spreadsheets that document meetings, partners & events.
  • Provide as-needed administrative support to Advocacy Manager.

Although we will provide mentorship and guidance, independent and self-motivated workers are preferred. Above all, we are looking for someone who believes in the work we do. Sense of humor and grace under pressure is a plus. Please spend time exploring www.ArtsforLA.org prior to applying.

The intern will work out of Arts for LA’s downtown LA office for 8 hours/week, preferably on Fridays. We would prefer the intern to receive school credit for the internship and are happy to coordinate with his/her institution as needed.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Camille Schenkkan at advocate-at-artsforla.org. Please address your interest in both Arts for LA and the internship duties. The deadline for application is August 26, 2011, with interviews the following week.