Studio Institute

Development Intern

Paley Center -- Development Intern

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

The Intern will support the Institutional Giving team in the Development Department at the Paley Center for Media. The Intern will be tasked with researching and compiling a comprehensive list of prospective foundation, government (federal, state, city), and corporate grant opportunities, using the provided resources which include subscription services, as well as general research on the Internet. Working closely with the Institutional Team, the Intern will identify prospective funders with interests that match a particular program, series, or initiative at the Paley Center; will craft a comprehensive cultivation plan; and will create the first draft of a grant proposal that is targeted to the foundation or funder. Examples of programs the Intern might describe include the Paley Center's year-round curator choice screening series, our ongoing Media, STEM, and Diversity Initiative that engages racial and gender minority high school-age students in thinking about careers in STEM fields. 

The Intern will benefit from having the opportunity to engage in a complete project with tangible results -- potentially the successful solicitation of a grant. The Intern will be able to use this project as a resume line item or talking point when applying for future positions. Additionally, the Intern will learn how a cultural institution, such as the Paley Center, considers and plans its programs in a way that is relevant, timely, and responsive to the current cultural, social, and political environment. 

Projects Include:
- Research and build prospective funders list
- Design and build Cultivation Plan to be presented to the Development Department
- Compile various components and submit grant proposals

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 New York City, or live in New York City. 

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 Louise Gormanly at