Studio Institute

Development Intern

Art House, Inc. -- Development Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

This Intern will be working closely with the Development Officer on Art House development initiatives and interfacing with the Executive Director on a daily basis. Duties will encompass a wide range of activities, including fundraising, grant research, writing/storytelling, communications, and event planning.

In 2019, Art House will begin laying the groundwork for a Capital Campaign (CC) to create a green space on campus where the Wirth house is currently standing. Art House is also considering the feasibility of using the Belz House, which is adjunct to the property and owned by AH, into a small gallery featuring local and regional artists. In addition, Art House would be relocating their offices into the Belz house, allowing expansion of the studio space in the Quonset Hut. In preparation for Campaign launch, the Intern will be an integral part of the planning and research processes, including:

    • Participation in the Feasibility Study, including competitive research, fundraising capacity, demographics, how the space would improve/help AH and the surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn Centre, Old Brooklyn, Clark Fulton, Tremont, and Ohio City and more;

    • Creation of a Capital Campaign Prospectus, including formulating a strong case for the project based on Feasibility Study research, including how it will help neighborhood development, AH programming, and sustainability. If the intern has an art background, s/he would also take on the initial layout and design of the prospectus; Helping the Development Officer research possible capital project funding (Foundations, government, corporations, private donors) for inclusion in the campaign’s Fundraising Plan;

    • Based on research and AH goals, writing/designing other marketing materials for the campaign, including pitch books, “boilerplate” for grant applications, appeal letters, and a list of possible naming opportunities

    • Brainstorming with AH personnel, Board members, and contributing consultants regarding the timeline and event programming for donors and potential donors

Projects include:
- Work with the development officer to create and enhance fundraising initiatives, write grants, and plan events
- Assist in the feasibility study for Art House’s expansion and relocation
- Work with Art House Director to plan, research, and innovate ways to fund the expansion of Art House

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the
Inner Ring Suburbs. 
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Laila Voss at