Marketing and Communications Internship (Unpaid)

Purpose: Assist the Director of Marketing and Communications and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in their day to day duties.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks (exact dates to be determined)

Terms: Fall (September-November), Spring (February-April), and Summer (May-July)

Education: Rising college sophomore or higher with at least a 3.0 GPA

Area of Study: Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English or History


  • Outreach – place BMA events on external online calendars and seek opportunities to share our news and events on blogs.
  • Track – help track media mentions.
  • Research – find weekly articles for the Director and Coordinator on the latest trends in social media and research new ideas to keep our social outlets fresh.
  • Public Relations – help build contact lists for current and upcoming exhibitions.
  • Write – update current news items on the website, write short descriptions to excite and intrigue our audience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Skills:

  • Understanding of Google Documents
  • Understanding of social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Interest in art and an enthusiasm to help the BMA

Other Information:

  • Please indicate in your personal statement why you are interested in museum marketing and communications and what you can bring to our team
  • Please include a writing sample with your application
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Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment with the BMA and to BMA staff without regard to sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotions, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Commitment to Diversity

The Birmingham Museum of Art is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. The BMA is a diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, religion, personal values and traditions. BMA values this diversity recognizing that our differences contribute to our strength as an agency serving a diverse population. It is to this end that the BMA is committed to non-discrimination and advocates for an environment of tolerance with regard to cultural and personal differences. It is our belief that every employee has the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and self-worth and that it is in our best interest as an agency serving the public good to act in a manner free of bias, exclusion, and discrimination whether on the basis of faith, race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, or any other personal differences.