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Not An Alternative seeks Interns

Not An Alternative is seeking interns to assist with their current and upcoming projects. They’re looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, organized, and motivated. Solid communications skills and an interest in Not An Alternative’s mission are a must. A background in art, design, or previous experience working with activist mobilizations or community organizations is highly desirable. Positions are paid, and academic credit may be possible depending on the institution.

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Greenpoint)

Hours and Duration: Quarterly 2013; 20-30 hours per week

Application Deadline: Rolling until filled.

1) Art Production Internship

Help realize the production of Not An Alternative projects. Work in a team with Not An Alternative’s Creative Director and Principal Designer. Responsibilities include sign-making, stencil cutting, vinyl cutting and sign-making, screen-printing, basic carpentry, and basic painting. You are dexterous, detail-oriented and have a precise hand. Photography, video, and graphic skills a plus.

2) Graphic Design Internship

Seeking a junior designer with experience in typography, imaging and photo touch-ups, and strong familiarity with Adobe programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). AfterEffects and HTML5 a plus. Design work to be featured online, in print publications, and in projects deployed within art institutions and in public space.

3) Social Media / Online Communications Internship

Polish your online communications, promotions, and community engagement chops using Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. Get direct hands-on experience with social media outreach, organizing, and strategy development. Research and implement creative campaigns to boost the profile of art/activist projects. Additional responsibilities may include blogger engagement and maintaining the Not An Alternative website. Great skills development opportunity – work one on one with a senior online organizing and social media strategy consultant. Strong writing skills and comfort level with social media required.

4) Research and Development Internship

Not An Alternative is hiring a Research and Development intern to identify opportunities for our organization and further the development of our practice. “Socially engaged art”, “design for social innovation”, “art and politics” — these fields are exploding and so is the discourse surrounding these practices. Dive into it with research and writing for grants, residency openings, and for the development of arguments and examples used in Not An Alternative presentations and programming.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, CV, design portfolio or work samples (if applicable), and contact information for two references to Be sure to indicate which position(s) you are interested in. Please use the subject line “INTERN Application Spring/Summer 2013”

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Not An Alternative is a hybrid arts collective and non-profit organization with a mission to affect popular understandings of events, symbols, and history. The group curates and produces interventions on immaterial and material space, leveraging the tools of architecture, exhibit design, branding, and public relations.

Not An Alternative’s actions, installations, and presentations have been featured within art institutions around the world, and in the public sphere, where they collaborate with community organizations and activist mobilizations. They host programs at a variety of venues, including their Brooklyn-based gallery No-Space (formerly known as The Change You Want to See Gallery).