Development Internship:

Organization Description and Position Description:
CITYarts engages youth and professional artists in the creation of public art, including murals and mosaic. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers, educates, and connects youth and children locally and around the world to become active participants in realizing their potential and transforming communities.

The Development interns, reporting to the Development Coordinator, will provide essential assistance in raising funds to cover CITYarts’ entire budget, including programs and general operating costs.  Development interns will be responsible for researching foundation and corporate funding sources.  They will help prepare, edit, and record grant applications and supporting materials.  They will also assist in planning fundraising events and manage filing and database entry.

·Interested in non-profit fundraising for the arts
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
·Experienced with online research
·Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel
·Previous knowledge of Salesforce a plus
·Energetic and personable

·Researching like-minded organizational funding
·Researching local government representatives
·Researching developers in neighborhoods surrounding murals
·Drafting grant applications and compiling attachments
·Updating the grant calendar to reflect new applications
·Adding contacts to CITYarts’ donor database, Salesforce
·Calling and emailing commercial stores for donations
·Alphabetizing physical files

QUALIFICATIONS – All interns should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and willing to learn Access. We are looking for interns who are motivated, flexible, committed, and have an interest in the arts and/or the non-profit industry. A positive, enthusiastic attitude is a must.

SCHEDULE – Interns design their own schedule with CITYarts’ staff. Average of 15-20 hours a week. 

BENEFITS – A CITYarts’ internship offers a comprehensive introduction to the non-profit art world and can provide meaningful professional development to a committed and motivated individual. School credit & a stipend will be provided.

TO APPLY email a COVER LETTER and RESUME to Keith Tilford, Assistant to the Director at 

Please indicate a particular area of interest, as well as your weekly availability. Interviews may be scheduled following receipt of written inquiry.



I loved learning about how non-profit organizations are run and funded. It’s especially great that I get to be a part of an organization whose mission and values I truly believe in!


Adanya, Development Intern Spring 2018