First Person Arts is a community. Our teams of staff and contractors represent a broad range of individuals whose talents and dedication make our work possible.

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that unleashes the power of voice by developing true personal stories from artists and everyday people for the page, stage, on-air and online. Our StorySlams, Applied Storytelling, and First Person Arts Festival programs reinforce our mission to “transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster an appreciation for our unique and shared experiences.” By sharing these stories we connect with each other and the world.

First Person Arts does not discriminate in its hiring practices on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, or different ability.

If you don’t see any positions open below which match your skills, check out opportunities to volunteer or intern with us as well!

Deadline for applications  August 24, 2020

Marketing Communications, at First Person Arts, is responsible for all marketing activities related to external communications including performances, advertising, creative design, audience engagement via our emailing campaigns and social media activities, literature and sales aids, photography and video, brand identity, and analysis of effectiveness of marketing activities for all front-facing activities by First Person Arts.

This internship will provide the opportunity to participate in all facets of marketing for an intimate nonprofit arts organization and develop essential skills for a career in marketing or communications.

For more information about deadlines, please go here.


You will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Interns will assist the department in support of specific projects. You will work with personnel to participate in planning, coordinating, executing and analyzing communications activities. In addition to assisting with ongoing projects, at least one primary project will be identified for which the intern will be responsible for full completion, from start to finish, during the term of the Internship. Your duties will include but not limited to:

Over the two-year period, the Lead Archivist will achieve four key goals:

  • Website maintenance
  • Build Constant Contact emails for review by the Director of Marketing & Communications.
  • Catalog and digitally archive marketing communications assets such as images, documents, datasheets, and displays.
  • Learn how to analyze digital marketing including email, social media, web ads, and web analytics and report out.


  • The intern should have completed a minimum of 2 years of college and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program studying in the fields of Marketing, Communications or Arts Administration.
  • Qualified students should have a minimum 2.75-grade point average to be considered for any position.
  • Intermediate computer skills - proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with graphics programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, etc.) and HTML. Strong Experience with Google G Suite.
  • All positions require self-starters who are highly motivated and who have excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and passion for the arts. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage several projects at once. Oh...and an awesome sense of humor!

First Person Arts' policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best-qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please submit CV and cover letter with answers the following questions:

  • I am interested in First Person Arts because…
  • I hope to develop the following skills in this internship…
  • My ideal internship or job looks like…
  • Submit your application for:
    • Marketing Internship via email