The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony has various internship opportunities available during the 2019 – 2020 academic year. These are unpaid positions, but days and hours per week are entirely flexible, and internships can often be customized to a student’s individual interests and goals. We think this is a pretty great place, and we’d love to introduce you to Saltonstall.
Please attach your resume to an email that briefly describes your interest in the position and send it to:
All inquiries will receive a personal reply. Please note: your own transportation is essential. We are located in the Ellis Hollow neighborhood, a rural area about 7 miles east of downtown Ithaca. (Carpooling from downtown with Saltonstall’s director might also be possible).
For More Information
Or to inquire about tailoring an internship around a particular area of interest, call or email:
Lesley Williamson, Saltonstall’s executive director
607-539-3146 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Semester, 2019; Spring 2020
Arts Administration Internship
Are you interested in learning more about how small not-for-profit arts organizations survive and thrive? Ithaca is home to a small arts colony dedicated to supporting New York State artists and writers by providing two- and four-week summer residencies, subsidized retreat space in the off-season, and various public events.
Our arts administration internship is designed to give you hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of running a small arts organization, including but not limited to: marketing, finance/fundraising, organizational management, program development, and general office administration.
Saltonstall has a full-time staff of one and a part-time staff of one. You would be working directly with the organization’s executive director, Lesley Williamson.
Curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work alone in a quiet environment
Ability to write clearly; facility with basic website editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills and knowledge of Excel a plus but not a requirement
Fall, 2019; Spring, 2020
Marketing & Communications Internship
Sharing an organization’s mission, programs, and activities with the world outside the office is a daily adventure in brand-building, storytelling, and connecting with various Saltonstall communities and constituents. This internship will provide a general overview of not-for-profit marketing and communications (and fundraising!) with a focus on generating visual and written content for Saltonstall’s web site, e-newsletters, and social media channels.
Curiosity, open-mindedness, willingness to ask lots of questions, ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong writing skills; facility with basic website editing programs and various social media platforms; graphic design skills a plus but not a requirement