Communications & Marketing Internship

Academic Credits






Hours per week

Approximately 35 hours/week (flexible)



Start Date


End Date



4 Williamsville Road
United States



The Communications & Marketing Internship at Chesterwood Historic Site provides the opportunity to obtain experience in and an overview of the fields of communication, advertising, marketing and branding in a not-for-profit setting. The intern will be working closely with the Executive Director and Chesterwood staff throughout the 2018 season. Visit our website for more information about this unique historic site.

National Trust internships are temporary, volunteer or experiential learning opportunities with no expectation of employment at the conclusion of the internship. 

For this internship, the National Trust is offering a stipend of $2,000 (funded by the Nancy Woodson Spire Foundation). The period of the internship will be from approximately June 1st to August 25th, for approximately 35 hours per week (some flexibility of schedule available, but some evenigns & weekends required).


  • Help with marketing and advertising projects, including social media advertising
  • Assist in promoting Chesterwood’s 2018 season and special programs
  • Update and post content on Chesterwood’s Instagram account and Facebook pages
  • Update Chesterwood’s website content
  • Send out email “blasts”
  • Work on a quarterly email newsletter
  • Other responsibilities include working with the Exhibition Coordinator and staff on promoting the 2018 Contemporary Sculpture show at Chesterwood and other activities and programs at the Site
  • May help coordinate and staff special events, such as lectures, sculpture demonstrations, and VIP parties
  • May act as an interpreter or guide by leading tours or answering questions from the public
  • Additional responsibilities and special projects can be tailored to fit the intern’s interests 


The intern will gain experience under the mentorship of respected preservation and museum professionals in an educational setting at a premiere National Historic Landmark house museum. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate via webinar in educational programming offered through the Washington Office internship program of National Trust for Historic Preservation, one of the nation’s leading arts & cultural and non-profit advocacy organizations. Students may also be eligible for college or graduate school academic credit at the discretion of their institution.  

Specifically, the intern will gain knowledge in the following areas: 

  • Experience in communication, advertising, marketing, promotion and branding projects, including social media
  • Strategy building tactics for broadening and building our current audience at Chesterwood
  • An understanding of historical preservation and “saving places” in the location where some of the most relevant, iconic and famous sculptural works in American history were conceived of and created.
  • A knowledge of the life and history of Daniel Chester French, renowned American sculptor, celebrated as the Dean of American Sculpture. French is best known for the Minute Man in Concord, MA, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and was a leading artist in the American Renaissance movement.  

At the end of the project the intern will have produced contributive material to Chesterwood’s social media presence which can be added to their professional portfolio in support of their future career pursuits.


  • Demonstrated experience in social media or other marketing.
  • Excellent verbal skills and written communicatioin skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a number of concurrent projects in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and use of digital photography.
  • Basic analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization. Basic project-organization skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills required, with ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently, and meet deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Friendly and professional demeanor on the phone and in writing, with ability to speak and write clearly in English. Bi-lingual language skills (especially English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse colleagues; connections to or experience helping to engage culturally diverse audiences and partners a plus.
  • Bachelor’s level studies (or equivalent years of experience) required. Rising seniors or graduate students preferred, majoring in marketing and/or communication.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.
  • Must own or have access to a car. (Chesterwood is a relatively rural site without access by public transportation.) 
  • Candidates will be expected to provide their own housing.


National Trust internships are temporary, volunteer or experiential learning opportunities with no expectation of employment at the conclusion of the internship. 

For this internship, the National Trust is offering a stipend of $2,000 (funded by the Nancy Woodson Spire Foundation).

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to