The Cabin: Literary Arts Nonprofit Internship
Do you love reading and writing? Do you want to see and engage in the day-to-day operations of a robust arts nonprofit? The Cabin is an established literary center located in downtown Boise. Its mission is to inspire a love of reading, writing and discourse in Idaho and throughout the region. We offer year-round programs for readers and writers, including youth and adult education, teaching residencies for writers in area schools and detention centers through our Writers in the Schools program, and a Readings & Conversations lecture series that brings the world to Boise one author at a time. We also offer publication opportunities for writers of all ages.
The Cabin strives to celebrate and inspire a love of words throughout the communities we serve. Support from our dedicated interns is essential to The Cabin’s success. Interns receive on-the-job training and experience working as a part of the vibrant literary arts community in Idaho. Cabin interns are unpaid but are eligible to earn university credit.
Cabin interns will assist with the day-to-day projects that are essential to the operation of our organization. You’ll get experience with what it’s like to work at a small arts non-profit including marketing, administration, and the planning and execution of events and education programs. Most importantly, you’ll work at the Cabin’s front desk acting as first point of contact for patrons and visitors and learn communication and visitor service skills that are vital to the operation of a non-profit.
Hours: 15 hours/week, based on intern availability. We look for interns on a rolling basis for: Summer (May – August), Fall (September – December), or Spring (January – May)
Payment: In the form of college credit hours per teacher/university arrangement
Possible Duties Include:
- Welcome guests and answer questions for visitors
- Answer phones to assist guests with questions, registrations, and event ticket sales
- Support The Cabin’s marketing efforts, including membership mailings, blogging, updating community calendars and social media.
- Help manage student classroom anthologies and other publications, including copy-editing, layout, and printing
- Assist the staff at Cabin events including set-up, visitor services, photography, and take down
- Help maintain Cabin facilities
- Other special projects to support programing and administration
This internship is appropriate for:
- Anyone interested in learning about how a small non-profit operates
- Students who are considering a career in arts education or administration
- People who want experience translating their love of writing and reading to marketable job skills.
UPDATE: Summer 2017 Internships are currently full. Please check back in the fall, or consider becoming a volunteer teaching-assistant for one our many summer writing camps by filling out this application. (<–click here)