Blithewold Internships

Internship Opportunities

Blithewold is an ideal place to gain experience in a variety of disciplines. We view every intern as a partner. These internships are designed so that both Blithewold and the intern benefit equally.
Our interns come away from the experience having completed a valuable project in support of Blithewold that will increase the value of their resume and portfolio.

The Mansion is located on the #60 bus route, just minutes from Roger Williams University and half an hour or less from Providence, Newport, and Southeastern Massachusetts, making it a convenient and exciting opportunity for undergrads across the region.

Public Relations/ Marketing Communications Internship
Education/Programs/Events Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Marketing Communications/Public Relations Internship
Volunteer Coordinator Internship

Public Relations/ Marketing Communications Internship

This internship is for Explore Bristol. The public relations/marketing communications internship provides an intern the opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and executing communications targeted for a variety of audiences in a unique and challenging non-profit setting.

Application deadline: Available year-round (applications should be received no later than two months before the start of the semester of interest).

Position: Unpaid, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours Per Week: Minimum of 15. Primarily Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; some weekends.

Responsibilities:
The marketing communications/public relations intern helps create and implement the marketing communications plan, develop promotional opportunities for events, and writes and distributes press releases and media alerts for either Blithewold specific activities or working under the direction and supervision of Tree Callanan, Director of Communications & Visitor Experience, to support Explore Bristol, a local non-profit collaborative tourism effort that works in partnership with an award-winning international public relations firm, The Lou Hammond Group.

Intern will write, research, and help prepare monthly e-newsletters and assist with copy for brochure, website, and other promotional materials.

Intern will assist with ongoing maintenance and enhancement of current contact management data and press lists for targeted markets.

Qualifications:
3.0 or better GPA, excellent written and verbal communication skills. The intern must be able to interact with a wide range of people from the arts/cultural, business, civic, academic, and public relations communities in an articulate and professional manner.

Intern must be organized and able to multitask and work independently; must be responsible and on-time.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Some website management experience preferred. Some graphic design experience and/or familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite recommended.

To apply, please fill out the internship form by clicking the button below. Also please have a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and unofficial transcript, ready to submit.

Education/Programs/Events Internship

Blithewold is known for its wealth of exciting, entertaining, and educational programs for children, families, and adults. This opportunity will give interns hands-on experience with all aspects of event planning and educational programming, from development to execution.

Application deadline: Available year-round (applications should be received no later than two months before the start of the semester of interest).

Position: Unpaid, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours Per Week: _______. Schedule includes some evenings & weekends.

Responsibilities:
The education/programs/events intern is dynamic, entertaining, and enthusiastic while assisting with the development, coordination, and execution of Blithewold’s programs and activities for adults, families, and children. Events vary depending on the season but range from camps and family activities to workshops and concerts, primarily on evenings and weekends. Intern will gain skills in problem-solving, time management, conflict resolution, and an in-depth understanding of all aspects of event planning and coordination.

Qualifications:
3.0 or better GPA with a hardworking and reliable attitude and a flexible schedule, as Blithewold offers new and unique programs each week. Must pass a criminal background check.

Intern must have some experience in education or event planning. Intern needs to be responsible and on-time.

To apply, please fill out the internship form by clicking the button below. Also please have a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and unofficial transcript, ready to submit.

Graphic Design Internship

Blithewold provides a great opportunity for an intern to cultivate graphic design skills, while learning to meld his or her creative vision with Blithewold’s existing brand. The historic Mansion and Grounds offer a wealth of inspiration as the intern works on projects with tangible and rewarding outcomes.

Application deadline: Available year-round (applications should be received no later than two months before the start of the semester of interest).

Position: Unpaid, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours Per Week: _______. Primarily Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; some weekends.

Responsibilities:
The graphic design intern will aid in the formation of multiple graphic design projects in a variety of media types and platforms (i.e., posters, advertisements, programs, or interpretive and wayfinding signage) for Blithewold’s numerous events and programs.

Qualifications:
3.0 or better GPA with the ability to multitask and to be organized, responsible, and prompt.

A background in graphic design is necessary. Knowledge of computer programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite, is required.

To apply, please fill out the internship form by clicking the button below. Also please have a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and unofficial transcript, ready to submit.

Marketing Communications/Public Relations Internship

The marketing communications/public relations internship provides an intern the opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and executing communications targeted for a variety of audiences in a unique and challenging non-profit setting.

Application deadline: Available year-round (applications should be received no later than two months before the start of the semester of interest).

Position: Unpaid, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours Per Week: Minimum of 15. Primarily Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; some weekends.

Responsibilities:
The marketing communications/public relations intern helps create and implement the marketing communications plan, develop promotional opportunities for events, and writes and distributes press releases and media alerts.

Intern will write, research, and help prepare monthly e-newsletters and assist with copy for brochure, website, and other promotional materials.

Intern will assist with ongoing maintenance and enhancement of current contact management data and press lists for targeted markets.

Qualifications:
3.0 or better GPA, excellent written and verbal communication skills. The intern must be able to interact with a wide range of people from the arts/cultural, business, civic, academic, and public relations communities in an articulate and professional manner.

Intern must be organized and able to multitask and work independently; must be responsible and on-time.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Some website management experience preferred. Some graphic design experience and/or familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite recommended.

To apply, please fill out the internship form by clicking the button below. Also please have a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and unofficial transcript, ready to submit.

Volunteer Coordinator Internship

Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit organization. This intern will learn about and participate in all aspects of volunteer coordination, from volunteer support to community outreach, ultimately gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between volunteers and the organizations that depend on them.

Application deadline: Available year-round (applications should be received no later than two months before the start of the semester of interest).

Position: Unpaid, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours Per Week: 10 – 15. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities:
The volunteer coordinator intern will assist the volunteer manager to support the many volunteers who contribute their time to the Visitor Center/Gift Shop, Mansion, Garden, and programs. Intern will also take part in planning and implementing projects to recruit potential new volunteers. Intern will use online scheduling and communication software to maintain volunteer communications and coordinate monthly volunteer update meetings and trainings.

Qualifications:
3.0 or better GPA with a hardworking and reliable attitude. Excellent organization and communication skills, as well as the desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, are necessary. Intern must be prompt and able to work independently. Prior experience with community service or museums is a plus.

To apply, please fill out the internship form by clicking the button below. Also please have a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and unofficial transcript, ready to submit.