W.O.W. Project Internships
26 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
The W.O.W. Project’s mission is to sustain ownership over Chinatown’s future by growing, protecting and preserving Chinatown’s creative culture through arts, culture and activism. Interns at the W.O.W. Project will get to explore arts and activism in NYC’s Chinatown, develop skills in a place that values and supports youth as leaders, experience grassroots cultural organizing through developing their own W.O.W. Project programming, and learn from experts and community members in an Asian femme, queer & trans-led space.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Program/Communications Intern | Develop a deeper understanding of how a community organization brings public programming to life. The Programs/Comms Intern will learn about the W.O.W. Project’s programming at all stages - developing ideas, collaborating with partners and artists, producing events, and connecting with community members on and offline. Potential responsibilities include assisting with program and event planning, conducting outreach to partners and community members, designing marketing assets, and assisting with social media posts.
Artist Residency Intern | Every year, W.O.W. hosts an artist storefront residency where we invite a local artist to develop a project for the storefront window of Wing on Wo & Co., the shop that houses the W.O.W. Project. The Artist Residency Intern will learn about what goes into planning and executing a public art program. They will work with the Program Manager and Artist-in-Residence to connect with communities in Chinatown/NYC. Potential responsibilities include assisting with planning community workshops and events, connecting curators and arts professionals with the Artist-in-Residence, and supporting the Artist-in-Residence with their project.
Development Intern | Explore the ins and outs of sustaining a grassroots organization through grant-writing and fundraising. The Development Intern will learn how to strategize about funding and effectively communicate an organization’s mission, programs, relevance, and needs to W.O.W.‘s community and beyond. Potential responsibilities include researching and compiling grant opportunities, assisting with grant-writing, and assisting with our annual Lunar New Year grassroots crowdfunding campaign.
RequirementsCandidates must be based in NYC; internships will take place in-person at our studio space in Chinatown
Candidates should have an interest in the W.O.W. Project’s mission and arts/cultural organizing and should demonstrate strong communication skills (oral and written)
Interns will work 8-10 hours/week and will receive a stipend for the duration of their internship
Interviews will take place from December 14-16, 2021. Candidates will be notified at the end of December and the first meeting will take place in mid-January
At the end of spring, interns are invited to join the W.O.W. team for the summer in a paid, part-time position assisting with W.O.W. Project’s anniversary programming from June-August 2022