The Corporate and Foundation Relations team at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) raises funds from foundation, government, and corporate sources to support general operations, exhibitions, education and public programs, conservation, capital projects, and the library, among other areas of activity at the Museum. Work related to securing and fulfilling funds from foundations and government sources is focused on written proposals and reports. A successful applicant should have strong research and writing skills, as well as an interest in the arts and business. Specifically, PAMM works with corporations through corporate sponsorships, its corporate partnership program, and special events. The Corporate and Foundation Relations intern will assist this team in working closely with corporations to develop and maintain local partnerships, and to offer a fulfillment platform that allows partners to provide their employees and clients with exclusive access into PAMM and all that the Museum offers.
Department: External Affairs
Reports to: Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations
Dates: Approx. May 19, 2014 – August 8, 2014 (12 weeks)
Part Time: 16 hours/week (days of week to be determined between advisor and intern in advance of internship start date)
Compensation: Academic credit may be arranged for interns at their schools' discretion
University Credit: Please check with your university’s career center and internship course offerings. PAMM is happy to work with the successful candidate in tailoring the Corporate and Foundation Relations internship to meet credit needs.
The Corporate and Foundation Relations internship at PAMM is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with degrees in art history, arts administration, museum studies, nonprofit management, or other relevant areas related to business, philanthropy, and the arts. The candidate will have superior research, writing, and proofreading skills and will identify new donor prospects, as well as prospects for re-cultivation. The intern will prepare stewardship documents, gift acknowledgements, and mailings on a regular basis. The successful applicant will have fluency in English, strong prospect research skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines. Additional fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
A competitive candidate for the Corporate and Foundation Relations internship should be proficient and comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prior experience using Altru, or a similar fundraising software program, is strongly preferred, but not required. A key component of this internship will include updating, entering, and maintaining records in the constituent database. The intern can participate in special events at PAMM on a volunteer, as-needed, basis.
This internship is paid hourly, while applicants are responsible for their own housing, parking, and travel arrangements.
Please note that eligibility and application instructions may vary from one museum department to another and that multiple applications cannot be accepted; please apply to only one department per season. All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail.
- Please title the subject of your e-mail: Corporate and Foundation Relations Intern – Summer 2014
- Please write a cover letter in the e-mail body that includes:
- Your reasons for applying to Pérez Art Museum Miami
- Your contact information
- The names, professional affiliations, and telephone numbers of one professor and one employer who may be contacted as references
- Please attach your résumé as a PDF.
- Please e-mail your completed application to Mary Morgan Radcliff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Corporate and Foundation Relations Internship applications for summer 2014 must be received no later than Friday, March 21, 2014. No phone calls, please. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews in late March and early April 2014. All applicants will be notified by Friday, April 18, 2014 of the decision on the candidate selection.