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Art Sanctuary Summer 2014 Internship

Art Sanctuary is a literary and performing arts organization founded in North Philadelphia. Its mission is to use the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. Art Sanctuary brings to the inner city artists who display the brilliance and transforming power of Black art and helps people in this city create their own powerful expressions and connect to the larger artistic community. Art Sanctuary is delighted to have worked with five outstanding interns.

Art Sanctuary will offer the 2014 summer internship to a Penn undergraduate wishing to gain practical experience working in a literary and performing arts non-profit organization. Summers at Art Sanctuary are devoted to the coordination of a few summer events as well as planning our upcoming seasons of programming, maintaining and updating crucial administrative systems. Working alongside full-time staff members, the summer intern will learn all about non-profit arts administration (event planning and research, archiving, web-development, recruitment and outreach).

Required Skills

  • Light clerical work (answering the phone, word processing, database entry)
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and take direction
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of Mac computers
  • Interest in literary and performing arts preferred

Preferred interests and/or skills but not required

  • Social networking
  • Marketing
  • Graphic arts
  • Web content and maintenance

The internship starts mid-June 2014 and runs through mid-August 2014. Interns work their hours at the office and gallery space on a Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. schedule.


Intern will report to Valerie V. Gay, , (215) 232.4485.


Art Sanctuary’s Gallery and Office Space is at 628 South 16th Street Philadelphia PA 19146. More information is available at

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