AEC Seeks Interns

AEC is looking for a part-time evaluation assistant intern who is interested in collecting, studying, and analyzing data, creating visualizations, and designing data collection instruments, including surveys, for AEC and external projects. If you’re looking for arts-focused nonprofit experience, this is a great opportunity to build your skillset! Internships are available from September to December and/or from January to April.

If you’re interested in this internship, please review the description below. AEC is fiscally sponsored by the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP), and those interested in this position should complete the CMP volunteer application form. Applicants can then email a résumé and brief description of interest to We look forward to reviewing your applications!


Knowledge/skills/experience required: enrollment in two- or four-year degree-granting program or undergraduate degree, recent graduates, or equivalent experience. Experience in the arts, education, and/or evaluation preferred. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong interpersonal, spoken, and written communication skills. Flexibility to interact respectfully and meaningfully with constituents with different life experiences, identities, vested interests, and communication styles, supporting Arts Education Collaborative’s commitment to equity and inclusion. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Capacity to work independently within organizational structures. Must be able to travel regionally during scheduled work hours, including locations without viable public transportation options.

Evaluation assistant responsibilities:

  • Collect study data through various methods, including face-to-face interviews and unobtrusive observations.
  • Prepare, compile, and format data for analysis in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and other software platforms.
  • Assist with the design, formatting, and development of data collection instruments, including online surveys.
  • Help manage logistical details related to data collection, including preparation of survey distribution lists, reminders, and tokens of appreciation.
  • Conduct preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and collaborate with the director of evaluation and planning to identify key findings.
  • Create tables, charts, graphs, and other data visualizations to be incorporated in evaluation reports.
  • Attend selected internal AEC staff meetings and consulting meetings with external arts organizations.
  • Assist the director of evaluation and planning in project-related activities as directed.

The evaluation assistant will work up to an average of 15 hours per week and can earn work study or academic credit if eligible through their academic institution.

Program assistant responsibilities:

  • Research and compile information about current issues, policies, and environment to inform programs.
  • Assist with managing logistical details related to programs (e.g., scheduling, catering, materials).
  • Attend selected program events.
  • Prepare, compile, and format reports in Microsoft Word, Microsoft OneNote, and other software platforms.
  • Contribute to regular communications with constituents (e.g., monthly newsletter, periodic web posts).
  • Review evaluation reports and findings and participate in conversations about program changes informed by evaluation.
  • Assist the director of programs and manager of programs and communication in project-related activities as directed.

The program assistant will work a maximum of 15 hours per week for work study or academic credit.

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