May 13, 2024

LA Commons

Los Angeles, CA

This position is offered through the LA County Arts Internship Program, which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, film, media, literary, and municipal arts organizations. To learn more about the program, eligibility, and the different opportunities for professional development in addition to working with LA Commons, please visit the LA County website.

Position Overview:
The Marketing and Development Intern will play an important role in disseminating information about our programs, ensuring timely, locally generated content for all of our online platforms based on work with community members in target neighborhoods as well as contributing to the development of campaign materials, proposals and the engagement of donors.
A critical part of our success lies in our social network and web platforms, and interns play an essential role in the successful implementation of the outreach program. In the past, a website has served as a place to celebrate LA Neighborhoods and the people that live in them. With the participation of the Marketing and Development Intern, we will build out an expanded digital platform to allow us to reach new audiences, share LA’s unique stories with the world, and leverage technology to connect people in a meaningful way. The intern’s role will also include the development of campaign materials, proposals and donor engagement.
In addition to their primary marketing activities, the intern will provide general office and programmatic support, as needed.
At the end of the sixteen-week internship, the intern will:
Gain an understanding of creative place keeping and learn strategies for marketing the cultural assets of Los Angeles neighborhoods with an equity-based lens
Learn how to use online marketing tools – including social marketing websites and blogs – for driving traffic to the website
Learn the role of fundraising in a nonprofit arts organization and the various approaches for developing needed resources from writing grants to cultivating individual donors.
Learn how to plan and implement projects, including setting goals, timelines, and overcoming obstacles
Develop skills for working with cultural organizations and community members of diverse backgrounds
Gain an understanding and first-hand knowledge of the assets and challenges of Los Angeles’ culturally rich neighborhoods
Skills and qualifications:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A proficiency and/or experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and other design and organizational applications
A strong sense of professionalism and willingness to work with others
The ability to take initiative
Strong organizational skills
An interest in community arts and culture as a strategy for community development
An interest in marketing and communications and familiarity with the various social media platforms
Graphic design ability (specifically on Canva) is a plus, but not required.

Salary: $17.28/hour

Education requirements: High school diploma, Associate’s Degree

Deadline to apply: May 21, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

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