Internships

Public Relations Internship

Do you want to gain experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising while working in a fun, relaxed, and creative environment? If the answer is 'yes', then Evanston Art Center’s 'Public Relations Internship' is for you! This is an amazing opportunity to learn valuable skills while contributing to a great cause.

A non-profit organization, the Evanston Art Center is one of the largest community art centers in Illinois. For over 80 years, the EAC has been dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the visual arts among the diverse audiences of the Greater Chicago/North Shore region, striving to make the art of our time an accessible and integral part of the community’s life.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating relationships with newspapers, magazines, and radio stations
  • Writing and distributing press releases
  • Assembling and distributing media kits
  • Post event follow up and letter writing
  • Working with director of development and communications to develop new PR strategies

Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with PR
  • Ability to multitask
  • Mac proficiency a plus

Hours are flexible.

This is an unpaid internship but we will be happy to write letters of recommendation and assist you in obtaining course credit.

Event and Planning Internship

Are you a people person who wants to gain experience planning large fundraising events? This is a hands-on internship where your contribution will be valuable and evident. At Evanston Art Center, you will have the opportunity to network, have fun, and learn a great deal while contributing to an important cause.

A non-profit organization, the Evanston Art Center is one of the largest community art centers in Illinois.  For over 75 years, the EAC has been dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the visual arts among the diverse audiences of the Greater Chicago/North Shore region, striving to make the art of our time an accessible and integral part of the community’s life.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with event planning and logistics
  • Develop and distribute event materials
  • Solicit in kind donations, underwriting, and auction items from various donors.
  • Assist with recruiting event sponsors
  • Assist with recruiting and coordinating event volunteers
  • Maintain database, write, and distribute thank you letters.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized
  • Working knowledge of MS
  • Experience with database management and mail merge a plus.

Hours are flexible.

This is an unpaid internship but we will be happy to write letters of recommendation and assist you in obtaining course credit.

Arts Administration Internship

The Evanston Art Center seeks a dynamic individual who is interested in an Arts Administration Internship.  The position entails public relations, marketing, and fundraising work. This is an amazing opportunity to gain significant hands on experience while contributing to a great cause.

A non-profit organization, the Evanston Art Center is one of the largest community art centers in Illinois.  For over 79 years, the EAC has been dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the visual arts among the diverse audiences of the Greater Chicago/North Shore region, striving to make the art of our time an accessible and integral part of the community’s life.

Responsibilities include:

Mailings

  • Generate mailing lists for projects
  • Coordinate PR mailings, label production and bulk mailing
  • Oversee announcement production and mailing
  • Post event follow up and letter writing

Public Relations

  • Maintain all current listings for exhibitions and events with monthly Time Out Chicago, Chicago Art Guide, Chicagoart.net, and other relevant local listings
  • Assemble and distribute media kits
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Initiate and cultivate stories and photos with press outlets
  • Help to produce and oversee memberships communications including invitations, brochures, acknowledgement letters, solicitation letters, newsletters, and e-mail alerts
  • Develop marketing plans
  • Work with Director of Development and Communications to produce new PR strategies

Office Management

  • Organize files and appropriate documentation
  • Handle internal paperwork
  • Maintenance of the database
  • Answer phone calls
 
Writing Tasks 
  • Grant research and writing
  • General Editing
  • Write Concentrics articles
  • Copy for postcard

Skills Required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with PR
  • Ability to multitask
  • Self-starter who displays initiative

This is an unpaid internship but we will be happy to write letters of recommendation and assist you in obtaining course credit.

 

Community Engagement Internship

Are you interested in gaining knowledge and experience in community outreach and organization? At Evanston Art Center, you will gain hands on experience in activities involved in the planning, coordination, and execution of innovative programs at a community driven organization. EAC seeks to create programming and partnerships that reflect the diversity of the areas we serve.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and sustain partnerships that promote artistic, educational, and social progress in the community
  • Schedule, implement, and suggest new community-based programs and other engagement initiatives
  • Create surveys and other methods for community dialogue and feedback
  • Attend important community meetings on behalf of EAC to hear community concerns, provide information about community engagement, and advocate for participation
  • Maintain a database of community stakeholders

 Skills Required:

  • Passion for community development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized
  • Working knowledge of MS
  • Experience with public programming a plus

Hours are flexible.

This is an unpaid internship but we will be happy to write letters of recommendation and assist you in obtaining course credit.

To Apply for an Evanston Art Center Internship

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Paula Danoff
Executive Director
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847.475.5300
Email Paula