Water Bar is growing!
This summer we’re looking to bring on 3 volunteer interns, who will develop their skills and vision alongside artists and community partners.
These postings will be listed until the internships are filled, so please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Click the play button to the right to hear Camila Prada Torres talk about her internship at Water Bar & Public Studio.
Communications & Marketing Support
We are looking for a part-time summer intern to support our communication and marketing initiatives. We take a storytelling approach to communication and marketing, and are seeking a volunteer intern with curiosity about people, an interest in building communication skills and connecting with diverse communities and clients, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic creative setting.
As a Water Bar intern you will support the Collaborative Directors of Water Bar as we grow our work and develop exciting new initiatives. The focus of this work will be promoting creative water education workshops, Water Bar pop-ups, our Minnesota State Fair program, and consulting engagements with government, business, environment and research partners.
Storefront Programming Support
We are looking for a part-time summer intern to support our storefront programming in northeast Minneapolis. We offer accessible meeting space, public events and programs, retail of artist-made goods, and exhibitions to residents of our neighborhood and visitors from near and far.
As a Water Bar intern you will support the Collaborative Directors of Water Bar as we deepen engagement through our Storefront programs in northeast Minneapolis. The focus of this work will be assisting with planning and facilitation of storefront programs, and engaging with storefront visitors.
We are looking for a part-time summer intern to support our Water Bar pop-up in the Twin Cities. We travel this pop-up version of Water Bar to community events, conferences, and other public and private engagements. We work with a network of volunteer Water Tenders who support this work through engagement at Water Bar pop-up events.
As a Water Bar intern you will support the Collaborative Directors of Water Bar as we grow our pop-up program and volunteer Water Tender network. The focus of this work will be assisting with the coordination and facilitation of Water Bar pop-ups, and engaging with volunteer Water Tenders.
Compensation & Equity Statement
In full transparency, Water Bar is in the process of growing and fundraising for our core programs. We do not currently have the budget to support paid interns, but very much need to grow our team. These are unpaid internships that we hope to grow into paid positions by fall of 2019.
We recognize that unpaid internships privilege those whose economic and personal circumstances allow them to perform unpaid work. In an effort to make this internship more accessible, we invite summer interns to set a schedule that allows them to meet other work and family responsibilities, while also taking advantage of this opportunity to learn, grow, and build a network with an exciting organization. We also offer interns access to studio space, tools, and one-on-one mentorship with nationally-recognized artists and cultural organizers.
We encourage non-traditional students and others not pursuing higher education to apply! Summer interns will be given the opportunity to apply for paid positions that do become available before they are posted to our wider public network.
**APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS*