Visual Communications
Region: Los Angeles county Service Area(s): Arts/Culture
120 Judge John Aiso St. • Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact: Jean Ho (
Telephone: (213)-680-4462 • Fax: (213)-687-4848

Marketing and Development Intern
-summer, 10 weeks, 40 hrs/week
-Work with a nonprofit arts organization within Los Angeles County.
-Also participate in several educational events.
-work on all PR and marketing efforts to publicize Visual Communications' summer film screenings.
-write press release
-contact and liaise with co-presenting organizations
-research and contact local businesses and vendors to solicit in-kind donations, sponsorships, and/or raffle prizes
-write copy for the organization's website and/or bi-weekly e-newsletter
-maintain and update the organization's Facebook, Myspace, and other new media outlets.
-work on institutional resource development including foundation and government grant research and proposal writing.

-Must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2009, and be currently enrolled (full-time) in a community college or a four year university
-Graduating seniors are eligible only if they are to complete their undergraduate degree by September 1st, 2009
-Students must either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles County
-Self-starter who takes initiative and is not afraid to ask questions.
-Strong writing skills and verbal communications skills a must.
-Strong internet research skills.
-Attention to details and highly organized.
-A team player but also works well independently.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Filemaker Pro.
-Familiarity with Mac platform preferred but not required.
-Interest and knowledge of independent film and media arts, Asian Pacific American communities and history in Los Angeles.
-Email or mail cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Jean Ho.

Deadlines: N/A

Description/Mission statement:
Getty Multicultural Summer Fellowship

The mission of Visual Communications is to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. Visual Communications was created with the understanding that media and the arts are important vehicles to organize and empower communities, build connections between generations, challenge perspectives, and create an environment for critical thinking, necessary to build a more just and humane society.

Note: Benefits for all internships include discounts or free passes to Visual Communications sponsored screenings, workshops and special events.

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