Spring: runs January–April (application deadline: December 10)
Summer: runs May/June–August (application deadline: April 15)
Fall: runs September–December (application deadline: August 12)
Academic year: runs September–April (application deadline: August 12)
MoRUS offers a variety of internships covering different sectors and skill sets. Internships for specific positions are listed below with the requirements and skill sets for each one:
Urban Planning Internship
The intern may perform the following tasks:
• Perform research, documentation and assistance on various planning projects
• Provide off-site documentation of various projects
• Update historic maps
Graphic Design Internship
Graphic Design Interns will be required to have the following qualifications:
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written, and the ability to write, copy edit and proofread materials.
• Superior organizational skills; stickler for accuracy with great attention to detail and excellent follow-through.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Must be a highly motivated, reliable, enthusiastic team player.
• Familiarity with Internet research tools.
The primary responsibilities of fundraising interns will include proposal and report writing and working closely with the development team and senior program staff. This position reports to the Executive Directors of the Museum. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Being an active member of a team with a goal of securing $100,000.
• Planning benefits
• Cultivating donors through research and outreach
• Working closely with the Executive Directors to prepare high-quality letters of inquiry, grant applications, and foundation and major donor correspondence including periodic status reports
• Writing five and six figure grant proposals and reports, coordinating budgetary and program information for grants, monitoring the proposal review process, and maintaining the proposal and report deadline calendar
• Managing the relationships with appropriate program staff for a high-profile portfolio of donors and prospects. This will include lateral management and coordination of multiple teams
• Creating communications and cultivation materials for past and current major donors to enhance their relationship with MoRUS and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
• Maintaining and documenting funder contacts and proposal deadlines in the database; and
• Researching foundations and presenting well-reasoned recommendations to build our base of support.
Marketing and Publicity Internship
1. Defining marketing goals and strategies 2. Developing a marketing plan 3. Creating presentations for various community groups 4. Writing articles and/or press releases 5. Creating and maintaining a marketing calendar 6. Coordinating marketing events 7. Evaluating marketing effectiveness 8. Writing web content 9. Preparing monthly Newsletter
Candidates should possess the following skills:
1. Superior verbal and written communication skills
2. Excellent organizational and planning skills
3. Ability to plan and manage work with minimum direction
4. Enthusiastic team player able to work effectively with both the leadership team and volunteers
5. Strong sense of personal integrity
6. Sincere desire to help promote a museum
7. Time commitment of at least 20 hours per week to dedicate to fulfilling marketing and publicity duties
Assistant to Executive Director
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is searching for a qualified individual to become the Assistant to our Executive Director. This position provides an opportunity to learn nonprofit management through participating in the inner workings of a small museum and through acting as a crucial member of our administrative team. You will also gain exposure to housing activism and community gardens in New York City.
- Grant writing
- Quality improvement projects
- Museum management
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Executive Director with outreach
- Attend and report on meetings
- Manage archived materials
- Collect and present data from donors
- Communicate weekly updates to staff and volunteers
- Assist with credentialing, billing, and grant writing
- Assist Director with financial and budget planning
- Assist Director with e-mails and correspondence
- Assist Director in organizing and reforming current scheduling, billing, and meeting systems
- Assist with tours when needed
You should be available a minimum of 30 hours per week and able to intern for 3-9 months (although longer is also welcome!)
Time commitments are flexible and are guided by department needs.
Internships are unpaid.
Please send a resume, cover letter and a sampling of your portfolio, where necessary to email@example.com. Reference the position you’re applying for in the title of the email.
Please visit Idealist.org for more details on each position.