Marketing & Communications Interns

First Person Arts

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that unleashes the power of voice by developing true personal stories from artists and everyday people for the page, stage, on-air and online. Our StorySlams, Applied Storytelling, and First Person Arts Festival programs reinforce our mission to “transform the drama of real-life into memoir and documentary art to foster an appreciation for our unique and shared experiences.” By sharing these stories we connect with each other and the world. 

First Person Arts is looking to continue that storytelling tradition with a Marketing and Communications intern for the fall. You will be engaged prior to and during the First Person Arts Festival Nov. 3 - Nov. 16, 2019. 

Please submit CV, cover letter and portfolio and answer the following questions: 

  • I am interested in First Person Arts because... 
  • I hope to develop the following skills in this internship... 
  • My ideal internship looks like... 
  • Email to 

During this internship, you can expect to learn: 

  • Fundamentals of Tessitura 
  • Successful emailing campaign strategies 
  • Membership acquisition and renewal, 
  • Non-profit/general office experience. 
  • Problem-solving/troubleshooting skills. 
  • Data analysis 
  • Ad Tracking 

This is a non-paid internship; college credit can be provided. 

Internship Start Date: Sept.18 

Internship End Date: Nov. 31 

For 13 weeks, 15 - 20 hours a week (195 - 260 hours total). 

*During the Festival, this can include evening hours during some performances.* 



Marketing Communications, at First Person Arts, is responsible for all marketing activities related to external communications including performances, advertising, creative design, audience engagement via our emailing campaigns and social media activities, literature and sales aids, photography and video, brand identity, and analysis of the effectiveness of marketing activities for all front-facing activities by First Person Arts.  This internship will provide the opportunity to participate in all facets of marketing for an intimate nonprofit arts organization and develop essential skills for a career in marketing or communications. 


You will report to the Marketing and Communications Manager. During the internship, the student will assist the department in support of specific projects. The intern will work with personnel to participate in planning, coordinating, executing and analyzing marketing communications activities. In addition to assisting with ongoing projects, at least one primary project will be identified in which the intern will be responsible for full completion, from start to finish, during the term of the Internship. 

Your learning opportunities will include but not limited to: 

  • Website maintenance 
  • Build Constant Contact emails for review by Marketing and Communications Manager. 
  • Aggregate digital marketing analytics for analysis with Marketing and Communications Manager. 
  • Catalog and digitally archive marketing communications assets such as images, documents, datasheets, and displays. 
  • Understand digital marketing including email, social media, web ads, and web analytics. 
  • Support Social Media Coordinator with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.


  • The student should have completed a minimum of 3 years of college and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program studying in the fields of Marketing, Communications or Arts Administration. 
  • Qualified students should have a minimum 2.75 grade-point average to be considered for any position. 
  • Intermediate computer skills - proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and graphics programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, etc.) and familiarity with HTML. 
  • Strong Experience with Google G Suite. 
  • Have strong knowledge in graphic design.   Experience, if not training.

All positions require self-starters who are highly motivated and who have excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and passion for the arts. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage several projects at once. 

First Person Arts' policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Education Level: 
3 years of college
To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter and answer the following questions: 

  • I am interested in First Person Arts because... 
  • I hope to develop the following skills in this internship... 
  • My ideal internship looks like...