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Opportunity Details

Arts & Culture

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Grants and Research Intern

Title: Grants & Research Intern

Ideal Duration: 2021 (flexible)

Compensation: Unpaid (credit available)

Level: Candidates from high school to postgraduates will be considered

About St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce:
The St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce (Arts Chamber) is a nonprofit, membership-based collaborative of artists and patrons who are committed to establishing the greater St. Louis region as a premier arts destination. An advocate for all genres and mediums of the arts, the Arts Chamber aims to build a strong network of individuals and organizations with a shared interest in professional growth, artistic expression, programming to address cultural and societal issues, and advocacy for all arts and cultural education, engagement and empowerment. To learn more, please visit

Role Description:
The Arts Chamber’s Grants & Research Intern will primarily focus on researching and compiling an arsenal of facts, data, and trends related to various community-centered projects and topics, through the evaluation of a variety of academic and non-academic sources, in order to inform and assist with grant writing and programmatic implementation. The Intern will also have the opportunity to write and edit grants as well as research grants and other funding opportunities for the organization. Finally, the Intern will participate in various meetings with potential/current funders as time and schedule permits.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Evaluate the scope and factors of information and data needed to help inform and shape various programs the Arts Chamber is initiating

  • Conduct scholarly, trend-based, and anecdotal research to be used in the development of project programming and grant writing

  • Assist in the writing, editing, and preparation of grant applications. 

  • Research and identify additional grant or funding opportunities for the Arts Chamber that align with its program objectives

  • Participate in meetings with funders as requested

  • Review the deliverable with the team to ensure it meets expectations. 

  • Complete a smooth transition back to the staff before leaving the project.


  • Knowledge in academic and nonacademic research

  • Access to internet and provide their own computer

  • Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to the needs of the organization

  • Desire to connect with an engaged arts community

  • Proficient with Google Docs & applications

We welcome applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, religion, national origin, age, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or disability. We love all humans.





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Volunteers needed through 5/31/2021

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