Wex Open Internships

WEX INTERNSHIPS: 2020–21 | APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • Friday, January 24 Application for 2020–21 Academic Internships opens
  • Monday, March 9 Application deadline
  • April Interviews are conducted
  • Monday, May 11 Finalists offered positions

WEX INTERNSHIPS: 2020–21 | OPEN POSITIONS

Donor & Volunteer Engagement Intern

(Development Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will assist with logistical planning and implementation of donor events and volunteer engagement at the Wexner Center.

Responsibilities include drafting copy, assisting with event mailings and registration, and preparing briefings and plans. The intern will provide general administrative support as related to development, including preparing mailings and assisting the department on other projects as needed.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students and international students are welcome). Candidates must be available at least 8–10 hours a week. Excellent analytical, writing, and interpersonal communication skills; an eye for detail; an ability to think strategically as well as pragmatically; a proactive style; and a commitment to teamwork are essential. Interest in contemporary arts is desired.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred.

Please contact Lindsey Beetem at lbeetem@wexarts.org with any questions.


K–12 School, Youth, and Family Programs Intern

(Education Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will provide administrative assistance, supporting and participating in planning, research, and implementation of a full range of school, youth, and family programming. In addition, the intern will fill requests for information and materials, run errands, and perform miscellaneous office tasks as needed.

Responsibilities include assisting the Associate Director of Education in developing and implementing a wide variety of programs for students and teachers; organizing and archiving program materials; helping maintain an online presence for documenting, translating, and transferring information to either a blog or other online tool; conducting online research; gathering and organizing learning materials for K–12 programs, assisting with youth and family programming, and other related projects.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university (undergraduates, graduate students, graduating seniors, and international students are welcome). Hours are flexible with some weekends required. Candidates must have some daytime availability during the work week and available be at least 5 hours every week. Candidates should be computer and technology literate, preferably with some basic design skills; interested in working with youths, outreach and community engagement, museum education; and should possess good customer service skills. Candidate must also have an ability to work with the public, research skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and analytical skills.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university. Position renewal possible.

Please contact Dionne Custer Edwards at dcusteredwards@wexarts.org with any questions.


Shumate Council, Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives Intern

(Education Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will provide administrative assistance, supporting and participating in planning inclusion, diversity, and engagement initiatives focused in African American communities. In addition, the intern will fill requests for information and materials, run errands, and perform miscellaneous office tasks as needed.

Responsibilities include assisting the Associate Director of Education in advocacy and engagement efforts; organizing and archiving program materials; helping maintain an online presence for documenting, translating, and transferring information to either a blog or other online tool; taking notes during meetings; conducting online research; and gathering information or materials for Shumate Council initiatives, diversity participation, and diverse audience building; and sitting as an actively participating junior member on the Shumate Council.

  • Requirements: Hours are flexible. Candidates must be available at least 2–5 hours every week; computer and technology literate, preferably with some basic design skills; interested in inclusion and diversity, outreach and community engagement, and museum education. Candidate must also possess research skills in addition to strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university. Position renewal possible.

Please contact Dionne Custer Edwards at dcusteredwards@wexarts.org with any questions.


Marketing/Community Outreach Internship (Marketing/Communications Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

Marketing/Community Outreach Internship (Marketing/Communications Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will verify contacts at Ohio State campus departments, local colleges and universities, public events, as well as other local outlets, and assist with maintaining and updating current outreach distribution channels while identifying new areas for possible distribution.

Responsibilities include coordinating and managing the distribution of literature to drop sites around the campus and community area in addition to other coordinated events; entering data; and helping prepare monthly mailings and outreach efforts at community and campus events, including on location at local festivals and similar events. This internship may be extended through summer semester if mutually agreed upon by intern and supervisor.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students and international students are welcome). Candidates must be available at least 10 hours a week. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. Strong communications skills and a background in marketing or interest in the arts is preferred.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university. Course credit can be offered instead, if preferred.

Please contact Kellie Morgan Lutzko at kmorganlutzko@wexarts.org with any questions.


Prospect Research Intern

(Development Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will work directly with the Development Department’s Donor Relations team to support prospect and donor management strategies.

Responsibilities include researching prospective donors and funders, creating donor and prospect briefings, supporting data management in Tessitura and TAS, and assisting at various donor stewardship events, including the annual Anniversary Party.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students, and international students of all majors are welcome). Candidates must commit to 8–10 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends. Applicants must have excellent analytical, organizational, and research skills; be able to work independently and with a team; and an interest in contemporary art, film, music, or performance is preferred.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred.

Please contact Sarah Ball at sball@wexarts.org with any questions.

Public Relations/Content Internship

(Marketing/Communications Department | Fall 2020–Spring 2021)

This intern will support creative blog content and public relations efforts related to the Wexner Center and its programming.

Responsibilities will include not only research on future events and visiting artists, but also assisting with interviews and collecting other content assets from visiting artists and internal partners in addition to editing raw copy and audio. The intern will also fulfill photo requests from media outlets and capture new image assets from Wex programming as needed. While tracking media coverage of the center and helping to maintain and update current media lists and identify new targets for media outreach, the intern will assist with distribution and online placement of event listings information. This internship may be extended through summer semester, if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor.

  • Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university (graduating seniors, graduate students and international students welcome). Candidates must be available 5–10 hours per week with occasional weekend and evening hours. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential, along with writing experience and a keen interest in contemporary art, film, or performance. Experience with journalism, public relations, or marketing, and familiarity with DSLR and smartphone photography as well as audio production (GarageBand) are preferred.
  • Compensation: Amount and method of internship payment will be determined by student experience and status with the university; course credit can be offered instead, if preferred.

Please contact Melissa Starker at mstarker@wexarts.org with any questions.