The SS United States Conservancy is currently recruiting for two internship positions.
The Communications and Outreach Intern will support the Conservancy's fundraising and viral marketing strategies. The intern will assist in identifying corporate and institutional supporters and sponsors and help generate creative strategies to build our individual and institutional membership base and expand our presence online. The intern will also assist in writing and editing articles for the Conservancy's member newsletter and other publications, including feature pieces on the history of the SS United States, Conservancy events and programs, and other topics. The intern will also assist with member correspondence and support.
Preferred location: Flexible, with priority given to applicants in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, or New York. An ideal candidate will be able to perform some job duties in a home office setting.
The Preservation and Outreach intern will work with Conservancy staff to develop and grow its permanent collection of art, artifacts, and objects. Tasks will include scanning historic documents and photographs and assisting in the expansion of a passenger and crew database, culling information from the Conservancys archive of passenger lists and other documents from the SS United States. Additionally, the intern will help devise and implement fundraising and outreach strategies for an oral history initiative. Other responsibilities include researching key ship-preservation projects and some administrative duties such as copying, assembling, mailing, and data entry into the constituent database under the supervision of outreach staff.
Preferred Location: Philadelphia. Will consider other locations.
· Ability to work effectively in a small office environment or remotely, with a personal computer available for use. The ideal candidate should have a strong self-starter attitude with a keen attention to detail.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Drive. Experience with Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign would be advantageous.
· Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, and for the Communications and Outreach intern position, social media skills and savvy are also crucial.
· Ability to generate and contribute to creative and effective problem-solving strategies.
· Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in marketing, communications, historic preservation or museum studies.
Commitment: 10-15 hours per week. (This internship can be combined with other part-time work or internship opportunities.)
Remuneration: Expenses and modest stipend.
Start Date and Duration: Negotiable.