Inner-City Arts affirms that it is our policy to afford equal protection in all our personnel practices to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, military status or any other protected status as defined under state and federal laws.

Available Positions

Development and Fundraising Intern

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer. In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of inner-city students.

The Development and Fundraising Intern will be a pivotal member of our fundraising team and gain first-hand experience on how to present fundraising event ideas to primary stakeholders, perform grant research, write four to six figure grant applications, learn best practices for fundraising, and learn how to navigate Salesforce’s user interface and utilize its key features. Throughout this internship, the Development and Fundraising intern will gain a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of an arts education organization.


Strong candidates will possess the following:

  • Interest in arts education/programming, and addressing the needs of underserved youth
  • Strong writing, research, communication and critical-thinking skills
  • Strong sense of professionalism and personal responsibility
  • Willingness to take initiative, ask questions, and learn new skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Possess or willing to learn a basic understanding of project management, and be comfortable working with a project team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, and willing to learn Excel
  • Willingness to learn Salesforce CRM, social media, and other relevant software
  • Knowledge of Adobe Reader or Creative Suite a plus


Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster.

HOURS: 15-20 hours per week from June to December OR 40 hours per week from June to September

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is a contemporary, creative facility in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row, currently providing all classes online, on campus, and on school sites campuses. 


Please email your resume and cover letter as one PDF document to Development Operations Associate Sarah Tytus at with the subject "Development and Fundraising Intern

 Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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