Intern at CALL

  Fall 2017 Intern Erin O'Flynn helps guide participants at a WALK in Van Cortlandt Park. 

Fall 2017 Intern Erin O'Flynn helps guide participants at a WALK in Van Cortlandt Park. 

At a CALL internship, you will learn about the best practices in interdisciplinary work, supporting CALL's efforts to make sustainability tangible through artist-led partnerships with scientists, planners, engineers, local stakeholders, community members and other experts. CALL currently has immediate openings for two spring interns and up to three summer interns. 

CALL Intern Job Description

Position: Programs, Development & Archive Internships (3 available)

Reports to: Studio/Program Manager

Location: 349 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 (may include travel within NYC to site locations)

Commitment: between 6-12 hours per week for 3-6 months, depending on the candidate’s availability (agreed at start)

The CALL internship program is an opportunity for university students interested in the intersection of visual art, arts administration, design, urban development and environmental science to gain hands on experience in interdisciplinary collaborative working practices. The internship generally focuses on supporting the programs staff in development and administrative capacities, but internships can be somewhat tailored to the skills and interests of successful applicants. We are recruiting two to three interns. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • General administrative tasks, including but not limited to
    • Email and postal correspondence
    • Answering phones
    • Office maintenance
    • Database Management
  • Maintaining online profile through
    • Updating website and social media platforms
    • Sending out eblasts and newsletters
  • Assisting with project development by
    • Supporting staff at working group events
    • Conducting research
    • Contributing to the production of documentary and informational materials such as booklets, brochures and digital presentations
    • Providing assistance to design team and artists as required in the production of public artworks.
  • Supporting the continued development of the Mary Miss Studio and CALL archives
  • Contributing to CALL’s ongoing programs in other ways, as directed by program staff, on the basis of the candidate’s specific abilities

Requirements:

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate
    • Prior professional experience, through work, volunteering or other internships.
    • Interest in sustainability, urban planning and contemporary art
    • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Reliability, trustworthiness and commitment to responsibilities
    • Excellent understanding of digital media platforms, including CMS
    • Clear written and oral communication
    • Thoughtful engagement with current environmental concerns
  • Willingness to learn, adapt and be a part of a team
  • Applicants must be currently pursuing an academic qualification, or have completed a higher education degree program within the last calendar year.
  • Applicants for the archive position should be studying for a degree which involves archiving, preservation or library science. Applicants for the Programs position may be in any degree program.
  • Applicants should reside within commutable distance of NYC.

Working Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and experience with databases or archiving is a plus. 

This is an unpaid internship, but reasonable public transit travel expenses within the New York Metro Area can be covered.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter with a few things that interest you about the arts and sustainability, and two academic or professional references (include name, position, organization, email and phone number) to info@cityaslivinglab.org