Communications Internship

Email resume and cover letter to Ruby Kinney ( by Sunday, May 14, 2023 for consideration.

Communications Intern

June 5, 2023 – October 1, 2023

$1,500 stipend

15 hours/week

Public Art Saint Paul

Public Art Saint Paul is a private nonprofit that places artists in leading roles in our community to shape public spacesimprove city systems, and deepen civic engagement. PASP creates places of beauty, reflection, and engagement within the urban landscape—from Minnesota Rocks sculptures throughout the city parks to programs and sculptures at Western Sculpture Park to The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo! Our Sidewalk Poetry Program has stamped sidewalks with 1,100 poems, enjoyed by thousands each year.

In summer 2023, Public Art Saint Paul and its organizational partners will present the inaugural Wakpa Triennial Art Festival in the Twin Cities (Wakpa means river in the Dakota language). Newly commissioned artworks by more than 30 Minnesota artists, coupled with public programs and tours featuring additional artists, writers, performers, and cultural commentators, will lead viewers over 12 weeks to places they may not have known before or will see anew through the eyes of artists. The Wakpa Triennial will offer opportunities for friends and families to experience and to learn more about people, place, neighborhood, land, water, plants, and how these are related.


Communications Internship Description:

This role will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day activities and overall goals of our organization’s public-facing communications, media relations, and social media, and planning and promotion of events. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for a behind-the-scenes perspective of the communications needs of a small (but mighty) nonprofit. This role requires on-site work in our office, as well as remote work from home. The intern will primarily work with PASP staff on the presentation of the Wakpa Triennial Art Festival, yet other duties may be assigned as needed:


  • Assist in drafting, posting, and monitoring social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok).
  • Update and edit the PASP and Wakpa Triennial websites.
  • Compose content for bi-weekly e-newsletter and assist in management of mailing lists.
  • Create and update social media calendars to promote PASP and Wakpa Triennial.
  • Create and distribute multimedia content such as infographics, articles, and videos on social media.
  • Monitor social media engagement, and record analytics;
  • Respond to comments and DMs on social media platforms.
  • Create compelling graphics and visual assets to share across social channels.
  • Create and prepare materials for print.
  • Ensure branding is consistent across public facing platforms.
  • Support in other tasks as needed.


  • Minimum 6 months of previous professional experience in social media and communications.
  • Experience with graphic design and working within branding. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is preferred but not required.
  • Proficient in various technologies. PASP relies on Apple computers, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Canva, Meta business suite, Zoom, Outlook, WordPress, Constant Contact, and DonorPerfect.
  • Seeking creative, energized and motivated individual
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Must display high attention to detail and be conscientious.
  • You must be 18 or older.
  • Because this position will involve some hours spent in our office with other PASP staff, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be willing to wear a mask in the office.
  • You must have access to a stable internet connection with a laptop you can use with Microsoft Office or Google Drive.


To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to by Sunday, May 14. If you are chosen for an interview, we will ask for the names, titles, relationship to you, and contact information (email or telephone number) for two professional references.


The position will begin on June 5th and conclude around October 1st.

The position will require a commitment of 15 hours a week.

PASP office safety approaches to COVID:

All PASP staff are vaccinated against COVID-19. We are in the office a few days of the week, but otherwise work remotely.


This internship comes with a stipend of $1,500 in three payment increments.

PASP is committed to supporting students in applying for course credit or internship scholarships as well if that is something that is possible.

Work Culture at PASP

We enjoy playfulness, creativity, innovative thinking, curiosity, sharing food, art, music, and storytelling, while we also like to share our passions about making significant impact and change. We value anti-racism and work intentionally to dismantle systemic racism in all systems.  We acknowledge that while some administrative tasks can feel tedious, they are critical to the success of an arts nonprofit and therefore are very valued and important. All staff do administrative work that helps to support Public Art Saint Paul.

Public Art Saint Paul is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels to apply!