Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust

The intern will work independently to establish public relations priorities/calendar for the 2018 grant making year for the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Working in tandem with the agencies' communication manager, the intern will gain valuable experience in developing and sharing impact stories of how arts and culture improve Oregon's quality of life.


The internship will offer training in a variety of writing styles (news releases, social media, web stories, one sheets) as well as the art of telling impact stories and interviewing. He or she will also be able to work independently to research, recommend and write stories of impact about how grant funding has improved access to arts and cultural across the state.


The intern will meet with the communications manager on a weekly basis to review and propose projects.


The communications manager for the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust will supervise the intern. She has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit communication and has led communication programs in the arts, education and the health care field. She also had her own consulting firm and helped launch a community online radio station. Her degrees are in journalism and communication.


The communications intern will help develop and advance the public relations plan for the FY2018 grant-making year of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. He or she will be responsible for researching and writing stories of impact due to grants awarded across the state. Grants are awarded to artists as well as to arts and cultural organizations with a goal of ensuring a positive impact on the lives of Oregonians. The intern will be free to explore and generate stories of impact for enewsletters, social media and "one sheets" used for advocacy purposes. He or she also will develop the public relations calendar to guide story-telling throughout the year.


Hours per week: 15-20


Position is located in Salem, OR but some remote work may be possible.


This is an unpaid internship.



Application Instructions: 


Carrie Kikel

Communications Manager
Oregon Arts Commission | Oregon Cultural Trust