Americans for the Arts

Summer 2018 Arts Policy Intern

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/26/2018 1:32 PM)
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As an intern with the Research and Policy Department, Washington DC, of Americans for the Arts, you will work with the Creative Forces Project Coordinator in the administration, support, research and advancement of critical arts policy issues.


The following is a listing of projects and sample duties. Specific assignments may vary based on intern experience and program needs:

  • Assist with research and preparation of policy reports on issues undergoing critical analysis at Americans for the Arts, including but not limited to an emphasis on: international cultural exchange, arts and military, arts and health, creativity and innovation; as appropriate, synthesize findings and create abstracts and project profiles.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of related arts policy programs. Duties assigned may include: Draft, edit, or contribute to reports, web content, communications (including social media, listservs, blogs and/or webinars), policy analyses, talking points, PowerPoint, media or other materials used by Americans for the Arts in furthering arts policy objectives;
  • Assist in maintaining ongoing communication and follow up with arts policy external strategic partners. Duties assigned may include: attending, monitoring and reporting on key meetings and conference calls; taking notes and preparing summaries; data collection and input, and database updates.
  • Summer intern projects may include collaboration with other departments’ interns
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft office products with a proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of mail merges and data sorting in Excel; an ability to create charts, graphs and visually present data and information in multiple media and social networking platforms is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and to communicate with staff and external constituents in a professional manner.
  • Interest in arts and culture policy, and a demonstrated ability to communicate critical issues and policies to a broad range of publics.
  • Exceptional writing, research and communication skills.
  • An inquisitive nature and gregarious personality is a plus!


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