Atlanta Contemporary’s top 3 goals for the internship program are to:

  • Design and implement department specific projects to increase staff capacity
  • Create access to networks that foster the acquisition of part-time and full-time positions within the arts
  • Expand communities, engage new audiences, and ultimately support the overall mission and goals of the organization

Applications are currently open for the position of Development Intern. Please send your application materials to Abby Bullard, Development Manager [email protected]


Atlanta Contemporary offers unpaid internships for undergraduates, graduate students, as well as recent graduates, throughout the year. Specific responsibilities are determined by the needs of the staff. Interns may work on specific projects, but are introduced to all facets of work related to running an art center.


You are eligible for an internship if you are aged eighteen or older. You must have an interest or background in art, arts administration, arts education, nonprofit management, or a related field. Computer proficiency and excellent writing skills are a must. You should be a good communicator, well-organized, enthusiastic, and able to work with limited supervision.


You must commit to a minimum of 10 hours split between two days per week for a period of at least three months. The more time you can offer, the richer the experience will be. Please indicate your availability when applying.

How To Apply

Applications are currently open for the position of Development Intern. Please send your application materials to Abby Bullard, Development Manager [email protected]

A letter of intent explaining why you want to intern at Atlanta Contemporary, what you hope to gain from the experience, your desired concentration, and the dates you are available

  • A resume outlining your educational background and past work experience
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor and/or previous employer
  • Contact information for one other reference

If necessary, you can also mail them to:

Atlanta Contemporary
ATTN: Intern Program
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Open Positions


Development interns work closely with the Development Manager in support of their mission of successful cultivation, retention, and stewardship of giving by individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Development interns also play an integral role in operational efficiency through data collection, organization, as well as audience building through marketing and communications. Strong and articulate written and oral communication skills are key to ensuring success and growth in this role.

Responsibilities include

  • Research on government, foundation, and corporate grant opportunities
  • Updating and entering member and donor data into our Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) - Salesforce
  • Email/phone correspondence with individuals and grant-making agencies
  • Creating and updating development marketing collateral
  • Previous experience with art and design and/or Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Previous experience or knowledge of CRM database systems, MailChimp, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel) is preferred
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