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Administrative Internship

Due Sunday, September 4, 2022

$1,500 stipend

10-15 hours/ week

Public Art Saint Paul – Administrative Intern

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. These artists bring bold and creative leadership to the table with new ways of solving problems and a focus on creating an inclusive, sustainable civic life. 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, and our Night Light Festival in Fall 2021 and more! Our Sidewalk Poetry Program has stamped sidewalks with 1,100 poems, enjoyed by thousands each year.

We are looking for an administrative intern to help with an assortment of tasks that provide a behind-the-scenes perspective of the nitty-gritty workings of a small nonprofit. This role requires on-site work in our office, as well as remote work from home. The intern will primarily work with several PASP staff on the following tasks, yet other duties may be assigned as needed:

Communications and Development Support

  • Data entry of donor details into our online database.
  • Assist in development campaigns, including Give to the Max Day and our End of Year donor drive.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and hosting PASP events and other community events.
  • Generate and monitor social media content.
  • Research potential grant funding opportunities, PASP staff will provide guidance.
  • PASP website editing and updating.
  • Provide miscellaneous admin support including office organization, donor recognition, mailing, scanning, and sending documents, and ordering office supplies.

Special Projects: 2023 Triennial Art Festival

  • Conduct research and provide project support related to the Triennial Art Festival and project sites/neighborhoods.
  • Support organizations communications on social media and website content related to the Triennial.

Special Projects from our City Artist in Residence

  • Documentation of Streets Projects with master list of artists and art locations. Potential field work of collecting photos of street projects.
  • Add street art locations to PASPs pin map and info for City of Saint Paul GIS system.
  • Provide periodic administrative and organizational support to City Artist related to artists commissioned for Wheelock Parkway Public Art

Skills and Interest

  • Passionate about the Saint Paul and its vibrant communities
  • Passionate about public art and artists’ roles in community
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Desire to learn more about how an art nonprofit works
  • Independent worker
  • Able to reliably communicate via email with clarity, promptness, and responsiveness
  • Self-study and or college course work (Some undergraduate work and community college programs welcomed.) Or degree in art, art history, history, ethnic studies, urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, community activism, food equity, community engagement, social practice, socially engaged art, arts administration, marketing, nonprofit development, business development, art therapy, or related interdisciplinary focus.
  • Proficient in various technologies. PASP relies on Apple computers, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Facebook business suite, Zoom, Outlook, WordPress, and DonorPerfect.

To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to by Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Applicants will hear back by September 10, 2022 at the latest. If you are chosen for an interview, you’ll need to provide the names, titles, relationships to you, and contact information (email or telephone number) for two professional references.


  • 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.
  • Some college coursework is preferred. You do not need a college degree or to be enrolled in a college program. Self-study, college course work, or degree in art and art history, urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, community activism, food equity, community engagement, social practice, socially engaged art, arts administration, marketing, nonprofit development, business development, art therapy and more. Your specialty can also be interdisciplinary or not listed above, just relevant to our work at PASP.


The position will begin on Monday, September 19, 2022 and conclude around December 16.

The position will entail 10-15 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 two or 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!