Marketing and Communications Internship, Fall 2013

Two part-time, unpaid internships are available in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Marketing & Communications Department. The internship will take place during weekdays. The specific days per week are flexible and will be determined. Intern will receive detailed exposure to Public Relations, Marketing, and Digital Engagement processes.

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From Monday 19 August 2013 to Monday 02 September 2013

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The internship is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who have completed relevant coursework and/or have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following fields: art history, public relations, marketing, and/or communications.

Department Background

The Marketing & Communications Department manages all of the communications for SFMOMA. This includes, but is not limited to, advertising/marketing, press releases, email newsletters, digital/social media, community and audience strategy. We have a staff of roughly a dozen employees (all incredibly fun people who are leaders in their respective fields).

Educational Objective:

The intern will gain significant understanding of Marketing, Public Relations, and Digital Engagement systems and learn how these fields operate together to create strategic messages. Through hands on work and research, the intern will explore the relationship between art, media, and the public, and learn effective strategies to engage audiences. The role consists of professional-level work that will prepare the intern for a career in a wide range of Marketing and Communications capacities.

Duration of Internship:

Monday, September16 through Friday, December 20, 2013


· Assist in the preparation for and day of press previews
· Monitor media for SFMOMA mentions and relevant news and format press clips
· Research media outlets and develop media lists for press pitching
· Compose and distribute press materials for upcoming exhibitions and events
· Compile market research projects as needed
Write and post online event listings for the museum
Learn and work with Cision database software
Update ad books for all exhibition specific and SFMOMA institutional print media campaigns
Research for social media and other audience development strategies
Create Enter to Win prize packages and facilitate distribution to winners


Marketing and/or PR experience, and general understanding of media landscape

Prior experience conducting research using online media, plus a strong level of competence with social media (especially an existing personal presence on websites such as Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and/or Pinterest)

High familiarity with Microsoft Office products

Creativity (especially in writing)

Sense of humor

Organization and attention to detail

Dedication for the duration of internship

Grace under pressure (this is oftentimes a deadline driven department)

Application Requirements:

Internship application form printed from SFMOMA Web site; DO NOT APPLY ONLINE
Links to relevant examples of previous social media work (not your personal page)
· Letters of Recommendation (one personal/professional and one academic) in a confidential, sealed envelope with the recommenders’ signature across the seal
Cover letter detailing how your background/coursework will contribute to this department and what you wish to gain from this internship

Please send application requirements* detailed above to:

Intern Program Manager

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

All applications must be postmarked on/before September 2, 2013.

*Materials must be received in one complete package, with “Marketing and Communications” marked clearly on the envelope.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity among its staff.