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Art and Community Intern

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Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

About this Internship:

The LEDC Arts and Community Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit organization focusing on arts and community. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. Interns will work closely with LEDC staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.

The Arts and Community Intern’s role is to help support the LEDC in their planning and execution of community arts events while simultaneously gaining education and experience in nonprofit administration. Special areas of focus are art exhibitions, communications, and development. 

In order to help facilitate the education and growth of the Interns, we cater the focus of the internship based on the candidate’s skill set and interests. 


This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 10 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of the week are flexible within the LEDC’s M-F, 9 am-4 pm work week. While this internship is unpaid, academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Research for outreach including: sites for posting open calls, targeted interest groups for exhibitions and programming, collaborative partners, competitive institutions exhibitions and programming, potential sale avenues, etc
  • Assist in administrative and design support as needed: promotional material, exhibition collateral, and website as needed/trained
  • Shooting, editing, and producing videos for documentation or promotional use
  • Assist in the preparation, transportation, and installation and deinstallation of exhibitions 
  • Generate and research content (photos, videos, graphics, stories, etc.) to share on LEDC’s social sites and blog


  • Interest in the arts and neighborhood community building 
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments and meet deadlines
  • Creative, flexible, self-starter who also works well within a team; takes direction well


About the LEDC:

The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the arts as a catalyst to generate economic activity and encourage investment in the Lansdowne area. We do this through a variety of events and services for current and prospective businesses, as well as residents and visitors.

The LEDC operates two brick-and-mortar spaces, UtilityWorks and the MakerSpace. Both include affordable artist studios as well as space open for use by the broader community. The LEDC oversees the administration and planning of several festivals and fairs, including Arts on the Ave, a fall outdoor street festival, A Bit of the Arts, an indoor winter fine art festival, and the Lansdowne Farmers Market, which runs weekly during the summer and at select times during the rest of the year. Additionally, the LEDC partners with the Lansdowne Borough to aid in the production of events.

To Apply


Email Clare Finin at with cover letter and resume highlighting relevant experience. This is not a paid internship but is available for credit with some colleges.