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 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 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.