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Spring 2013 internships at PortSide NewYork
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Join the innovative non-profit PortSide NewYork, a leader in waterfront advocacy and programming.
Our programs are a mix of maritime, preservation, forward-thinking urban planning, arts, education and community revitalization.
During the first month after hurricane Sandy, PortSide ran a pop-up Red Hook aid center, and we plan to have our cultural tourism programs support the area’s recovery from the storm.PortSide’s offices are on a historic ship the MARY A. WHALEN, which we use as a museum, mobile cultural platform and teaching tool. The only oil tanker cultural center in the world, the MARY A. WHALEN is on the National Register of Historic Places and is docked in the Red Hook, Brooklyn container port. Late December, PortSide announced that our seven-year search for a site looks to be ending with a prospective home at GBX•Gowanus Bay Terminal across Columbia Street from IKEA. Map See our program video below
We seek dependable, organized workers for a small and social office. Enthusiasm for PortSide’s mission, and good research and writing skills are essential. Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign and website/blog maintenance is highly desirable. A knowledge of boats or waterfront issues is a decided plus, but not required.
Positions are unpaid. Send resume and availability via email.
The ideal candidates will be able to contribute to several of the tasks outlined below.
Fundraising and program planning
As we transition to a new home, fundraising and capacity building will be our priorities, but we will be looking to create programs that can comfortably be executed during this period of institutional growth. Interns will help plan events and execute outreach to potential new supporters, sponsors, program partners and venues; help launch a fundraising committee; be a liaison between all participants, set up meetings and conference calls; and help put out PR blasts about events and breaking news.
Interns need to be organized and capable of tracking communication between many people over time.
Programs are likely to include regular ship tours, some cultural events, and the creation of a new guide to Red Hook in both hard copy and web versions.
Intern will do pre-production work to help maintain PortSide’s blog, Facebook, and Twitter by researching some content, distributing Sandy recovery updates from the Mayor’s office, downloading and resizing photos. We would love an intern who has advanced Twitter skills. Intern will do some maintenance of our constituent database on Constant Contact.
Grant Research and Applications