Blithewold Internships

Internship Opportunities

Blithewold is an ideal place for students to gain experience in a variety of disciplines, from Marketing and Graphic Design to Volunteer Coordination and Programs and events. We view every intern as a valuable member of our team. Our internships are designed to be educational for our interns, growing their resume and portfolio, while still completing projects that are very important to Blithewold.

The Blithewold 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 undergraduates across the region.

Blithewold is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Education/Programs/Events Internship

One of the things that Blithewold is best known for is an abundance of exciting, entertaining, and educational programs for children, adults, and families. As an Education/Programming/Events intern, students will receive hands-on experience will all aspects of event planning and educational programming, from development to execution.

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

Position: Unpaid

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

Responsibilities: The Education/Programs/Events intern is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and execution of Blithewold’s programs and activities. Events will vary depending on the season but range from camps and family activities to workshops and concerts.

Expected Outcomes: 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
  • Hardworking and reliable attitude and a flexible schedule. Blithewold offers new and unique programs each week and interns must be able to assist in set-up and operation.
  • 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: 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

The historic mansion and grounds of Blithewold can offer a wealth of inspiration to a graphic design intern. This internship will cultivate graphic design skills and learn how to meld their creative vision with Blithewold’s existing brand, while working on project with tangible outcomes.

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

Position: Unpaid

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

Responsibilities: The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for assisting in the formation of multiple graphic design projects using professional tools and programs.

Expected Outcomes: Interns will learn how to format and utilize a variety of media types and platforms such as posters, advertisements, interpretive and wayfinding signage.

Qualifications:

  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • 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: 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

Blithewold’s Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations internship gives interns the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the development and execution of marketing and public relations outreach. Interns will create communications targeted for a variety of audiences in a professional, non-profit setting.

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

Position: Unpaid

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.

Expected Outcomes: Interns will learn to write, research, and help prepare monthly e-newsletters and assist with copy for brochure, website, and other promotional materials. Interns will also 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
  • 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.
  • Interns 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: 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

Blithewold, along with many other non-profit organizations, exist because of the generosity of volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator interns will learn about all aspects of volunteer coordination, from community outreach to volunteer support. Interns will gain a deeper understanding of non-profit volunteer programs and the relationship between volunteers and non-profit organizations.

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

Position: Unpaid

Hours Per Week: Approximately 10 – 15 hours per week. 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.

Expected Outcomes: Intern will take part in planning and implementing projects to recruit potential new volunteers. Interns will also use online scheduling and communication software to maintain volunteer communications and coordinate monthly volunteer update meetings and trainings.

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

To Apply: 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.