MOPA Internships - Spring 2015

Development & Design Intern

Starts Spring 2015



This position offers an entry-level introduction into the daily operations of a Development Department, offering valuable hands-on experience in the recruitment and stewardship of donations to the Museum and related fundraising activities. This intern works within the Development Department, providing assistance in their work with current and prospective donors and members to the Museum.


Learning Objectives

Through this internship opportunity, the Development & Design intern will gain exposure to the following operations:

  • Perform donor analysis, identification of new donor leads, conducting research to qualify potential giving.
  • Design cultivation activities to attract major gift prospects.
  • Practice graphic design skills with the Development team to create and deliver compelling, fundraising-focused design solutions for the web, social media, print collateral, and promotional items like e-newsletters.
  • Gain experience in database management, data input and pipeline reporting.
  • Other projects as assigned may include conducting mailings, and other related administrative tasks.



Under the supervision of the Director of Development Operations and Membership Officer, the Development/Design Intern will be responsible for contributing to internal/external fundraising efforts through:


  • Designing images to be used for print and web
  • Creating flyers and newsletters in Publisher and/or InDesign
  • Photographing clients and events
  • Aiding in promotional efforts for events and day of execution
  • Creating and distributing e-newsletters
  • Additional assistance in development and marketing initiatives as required by the Director of Development Operations



The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled or recently completed higher education.  Additionally, the candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, media and design experience, the ability to work independently, as well as a desire to gain fundraising experience in a museum environment.





Lou Stoumen Prize Research Internship

Starts Spring 2015

Salary: Stipend

Reports to: Executive Director


About The Lou Stoumen Prize

From the 1930s through the 1980s, Lou Stoumen traveled the U.S., India, Puerto Rico, China, Japan, and beyond, capturing the energy of a changing world.  In 1991, the award-winning photographer and film director established an endowed gift to be given to a photographer whose work related in spirit to his own humanistic approach to photography.


  • The primary responsibilities of the internship include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist the Marketing department to develop material and to awareness of the nomination process and award ceremony
  • Communicate with award designer to facilitate design and production of the physical award
  • Available to attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Executive Director, Assistant Curator, Marketing Manager and Development Department



  • Candidate must be either currently enrolled in graduate study, or have obtained graduate a graduate degree in photography, art or art history
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work independently
  • Flexible schedule
  • Experience communicating with photographers, galleries, and arts organizations


To continue with the application process, please proceed to the internship application.