Community School of the Arts – Development and Communications Intern

Categories: Job Opportunities

TITLE: Development and Communications Intern
REPORTS TO: Development Manager
DEPARTMENT: Development
STATUS: Summer, 15 hours per week (flexible schedule)
COMPENSATION: Paid parking


About CSA
Community School of the Arts’ mission is transforming lives and inspiring community through outstanding and accessible arts education. CSA serves more than 4,000 students annually through music and visual arts programs, including private lessons, group classes, summer camps, workshops, and the Charlotte Children’s Choir. Thanks to outreach programs and financial aid, more than half of students receive their programming for free or at a reduced rate.


The Development and Communications Intern will assist Development Manager and VP of Institutional Advancement with all activities of the Development Office, especially communications activities, including but not limited to: annual fund, donor stewardship, donor research, database management, social media, corporate sponsorship and administrative duties. The ideal candidate will have a passion for accessible arts education and a desire to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector/development field.


• Assists with appeals, grants, corporate solicitations and events.
• Assists with donor communications and stewardship activities including writing funding updates, impact reports, and web stories.
• Develops social media plans related to relevant campaigns and donor stewardship.
• Researches individuals, foundations and corporate prospects to identify new funding sources.
• Attends various programs providing general support.
• Interacts with board members, donors, faculty, and staff.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree or currently working towards one, preference given to graduate students
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), including writing, editing, and content development
• Commitment to teamwork, accuracy, initiative, and critical thinking
• Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize work flow
• Effective working both independently and collaboratively
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Word and Publisher
• Preference given for familiarity with relational databases and experience in nonprofit development with knowledge of basic fundraising concepts


TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume with the subject header, Development and Communications Intern to: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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