POSITION: Programme Development Intern: Arts & Culture and Business & Policy
DESCRIPTION: The Programme Development Intern will assist the Asia Society India Centre Programming team in researching current local and global trends in art and culture to develop relevant content for events in India and across Asia Society’s global centres, both online and in-person. Additionally, the Intern will assist in all aspects of event execution including marketing, communications, social media, and logistics. The position is an opportunity to gain a working knowledge of Indian art, culture, business, and policy across a variety of perspectives, giving prospective interns a chance to interact with local and global leaders who span the academic and creative worlds. The Intern will learn the process of programme development, from the early stages of creative idea generation to identifying key players and target audiences, to organising and hosting a meaningful event. The Intern will be a member of a dynamic team and have a voice in shaping the Asia Society India Centre.
The responsibilities of the Programme Development Intern will include but are not limited to:
- Assisting in developing timely and relevant programmes that are strategically aligned with Asia Society’s broader institutional goals
- Assisting in identifying and communicating with potential speakers and thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region
- Assisting in liaising with institutions, professionals, and prospective partners
- Assisting in identifying funding opportunities, drafting series proposals, and developing budget iterations
- Managing logistical arrangements on-site or online for programmes
- Maintaining Asia Society’s web presence including our website (event calendar and event summaries), social media (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter), and archiving past programmes
The applicant must possess:
- For Arts & Culture - Bachelor's degree with an arts background, preferably art history, cultural, or critical studies
- For Business & Policy - Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a post-graduate course with a social science background, preferably economics, policy or political science
- Detail-oriented administrative capabilities and the ability to undertake diverse tasks and work on multiple projects concurrently
- A demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of current arts and cultural developments in the countries of the Asian region
- The ability to work remotely – with access to a personal computer and internet
- The ability to work independently, while concurrently functioning as a member of the programme team
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Comfort working in a multi-cultural, fast-paced environment
- A brief cover letter, indicating your interest and qualifications for the position
- A resume
- A writing sample (3-5 pp. max)
Please indicate the internship title (Programme Development Intern: Arts & Culture/ Business & Policy) in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for interviews. Thank you for your interest in the position and Asia Society.
Asia Society is an equal opportunity employer.