Membership and Events Intern

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The Walker Art Center seeks a part-time, volunteer Membership and Events Intern to assist with special events, prospect research, and various clerical projects related to the Annual Fund/Membership team in the development department. This intern will have the opportunity to assist with logistics and support of member events, including the Walker’s annual fundraiser Avant Garden, and will also contribute to fundraising efforts for the Walker Annual Fund.  

RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to:

  • Merge, print, and file donor communication such as thank you letters, funding requests, gift receipts and pledge forms

  • Assist with planning and execution of Walker fundraising and donor events

  • Assist with mailings around exhibition openings and other special events

  • Conduct prospect research to identify possible fundraising sources

  • General filing, data entry and other administrative tasks for the Development department  


  • February/March through May (3-month duration)

  • Average of 10-15 hours per week, including occasional evening and weekend special events. Schedule is flexible and based on availability.


  • Self-study, college course work or degree in the areas of art history/humanities, business, communications, English/composition, journalism, marketing, museum studies, and/or public relations

  • Interest in non-profit arts administration and fundraising activities

  • Experience working with numbers and doing data entry

  • Strong organizational, written and research skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships; must be comfortable working at events

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, including Outlook is essential; working knowledge of Tessitura a plus


If the applicant has the option to use the internship for course credit, Walker Art Center will work with the university to fulfill requirements, as possible. While this is an unpaid internship, interns will receive a free Walker membership, free gallery admission, and discounts in the Walker’s restaurant, Esker Grove, and Shops. Complimentary tickets to select events may also be available. This is also a great opportunity to work alongside talented individuals while helping to support remarkable artists, events and programming.

To Apply: include your letter of interest and resume; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the internship is filled.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.    

Location: Internship in Minneapolis, MN
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