Allentown Art Museum is seeking an organized and highly motivated intern for the Planned Giving Internship for the Summer of 2021.

AAM has a Planned Giving Society, The Ann Penn Allen Society. Planned Giving Societies have become a large piece of a robust Development program and can help institutions identify and steward donors that go on to make significant gifts to institutions.

Over the course of time the Society has become less active and needs to re-energize itself. We are seeking an intern to spend some time researching other similar institutions with estate planning programs. This intern would review websites as well as printed information to develop ideas for our program in order to develop a new brochure for the Society, an overhaul of the website and potentially a 12-month marketing plan that may include recommendations for stewardships events.

The Planned Giving Intern will develop a greater understanding of Planned Giving Societies as part of a Development program. They will also experience a small Development Shop and have the experience of learning more about all the aspects of Development. Students will develop or strengthen organizational skills in starting and completing a project as well as strengthen their marketing and PR skills.

Some evening and weekend hours may be required based on Museum events or programs.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that this internship is hybrid and therefore will occur both in-person and on a virtual platform. Any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.


The successful candidate is collaborative, highly organized, and enthusiastic about art and culture. Experience and/or coursework in electronic media, graphic design, social media, marketing, or PR are preferred but not required.


The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Summer 2021 program. Other benefits include a complimentary Student Membership which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries, as well as a discount at the Museum Store.

Stipends are provided at the end of the semester and are dependent upon the completion of the program.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply the following materials to be considered for this position:

  1. A letter of interest outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description.
  2. A curriculum vitae.

All materials should be sent to with the subject line “Planned Giving Internship Application.”

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

About Allentown Art Museum:

Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern, PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000-70,000 visitors annually.