Volunteers and Interns


Alwan accepts interns and volunteers year-round to support marketing, event management, fundraising, programming, and more. Alwan provides an exceptional opportunity to get hands-on experience about arts and  culture programming and learning the inner-workings of a non-profits organization. It is a great opportunity to grow professionally, intellectually and artistically. Alwan's interns are evaluated according to university/college requirements and receive accreditation. 

Please contact Sophie Couche if you are interested in participating in Alwan's Intern & Volunteer Program.




* Music

* Website Development (New!)

Positions are offered as both Full-Time and Part-Time with the minimum number of hours set at 15 per week for Part Time roles. 

Detailed Intern Job Descriptions


Learning Objectives:

Obtain comprehensive knowledge of the programming of the Alwan Music Series and develop exceptional communication skills through resourceful outreach strategies. Acquire experience in program and event scheduling as well as development in online migration and archiving of previous Alwan events media.


Responsibilities and experience gained: 

• Assist in outreach/marketing of concert series, developing relationships with interested groups in the greater NYC area.

• Continue to build on the systematic archive of Alwan’s concert series and events to date using existing relevant footage and photos compiled on Alwan’s databases. 

• Gather and edit text for concert promotion – biographies of performing artists, and specific programming descriptions.

• Assist in the planning and execution of Music events – must attend all music events hosted at Alwan.



• Educational background in Music

• Strong communication skills and research experience

• Excellent knowledge of social media platforms

• Ability to work on both Mac and PC and Microsoft Office programs.


Learning Objectives:

Gain valuable practical experience and training in the development of Alwan’s new online platform.  Work under the supervision of a leading professional Web Manager to assist in the migration of data to a new WordPress content management system.

Responsibilities and experience gained: 

• Assist in the migration and organization of data from Alwan’s existing website to the new WordPress content management system.

• Provide technical support towards the coding and administration of the new website. 

• Work closely with the existing Web Manager to troubleshoot technical issues

• General office duties as needed


Required skills: 

• Background in Website Development/Technology 

• Experience in front-end and back-end web development

• Excellent aptitude with Microsoft office suite.

• Keen attention to detail

• Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript



Please send through a copy of your resume and cover letter, addressing the internship position relevant to your application to sophie@alwanforthearts.org


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