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Loft internships are a great way to explore a career in the nonprofit sector and experience what it means to work in the arts. We structure our internships on a job shadowing model for the purpose of experiential education so the intern can make informed professional decisions and gain transferrable skills for their future career. The Loft offers seasonal positions supporting our education, marketing, and development efforts. Positions are unpaid and can last from 1 to 5 months. The typical responsibilities and activities of an intern vary by season and by department but can involve research, clerical support, blogging, customer service, event coordination, photography and videography, publicity, classroom assistance, and participating in staff meetings.

Typically, Poetry Out Loud internships are offered Aug-Nov and Jan-Apr. Marketing & Communications internship are typically offered in three different terms: Jan-May, mid May-Aug, and Sept-Dec. 

Current Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Intern (1 position)

Summer position (June – August 2017)
10-20 hours per week, primarily daytime, Tuesday – Friday

Stipend: The Loft Marketing & Communication Interns will be paid a $1000 stipend upon completion of the internship. Students who are eligible for a Great Lakes Career Ready Internship grant at Augsburg or Hamline can apply to receive an increased amount through their school.

Loft internships offer a flexible and enjoyable workplace, excellent supervision and mentoring, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Loft’s social media communities; create and curate engaging, clickable content relevant to the mission of the Loft. Monitor engagement and reply to messages sent through social media.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating content for the Loft’s blog, Writers’ Block. This includes the writing, editing, and publishing of blog posts.

  • Assist with event planning and the execution of select events.

  • Assist with the development and publication of marketing materials such as ads, flyers, brochures, and catalogs.

  • Research and maintain a functional media list.

  • Collect and compile event evaluation data, potentially including event attendance.

  • Research vendors and pricing for potential Loft-branded giveaway items.

  • Assess external communications patterns with fresh eyes.

For more information and to apply: Visit our Submittable page here. Submit by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2016

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