Capacity Interactive (CI), a digital marketing consulting firm serving arts and culture organizations, is looking for interns for Fall 2018.

We believe that the arts are an essential part of society and are vital to the strength of our communities. As the premier digital marketing consulting firm for culture and the arts, CI helps the arts flourish by partnering with the country’s leading cultural institutions to help them build audiences, engage community and market smarter. Our client portfolio includes such organizations as New York City Ballet, Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and MFA, Houston. Annually, we host Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts, the country’s leading digital marketing conference for the arts.

CI has a robust internship program that introduces students or early career professionals to the foundations of digital marketing for the arts. Interns have the opportunity to make contributions to a wide variety of arts organizations while collaborating with consulting teams and company leadership. All interns complete Capacity Interactive University (CIU), the same rigorous training program that is used to onboard full-time staff.

At CI, we strive to create an organization with no office politics and no personal agendas. We believe in transparency. We work hard, we’re all a bit nerdy, and we have a lot of fun. Together, we see lots of shows and know how to have a great time at happy hour. We are proud to have been named one of Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in NYC in both 2016 and 2017.

See below for testimonials from interns from summer 2017.


What will your internship look like?

You’ll complete Capacity Interactive University (CIU) – the same in-depth training program we use to onboard full-time staff on the foundations of digital marketing..

You’ll learn and practice the fundamentals of digital marketing strategy, supporting consulting teams by completing actual client work. (No coffee runs here!)

You’ll become an expert in digital marketing platforms and tools (including display, video, social advertising platforms, web analytics, tag management, and reporting tools).

You’ll observe current and prospective client calls and meetings, providing exposure to high-level communications with non-profit arts organizations.

You’ll gain insights into the exciting non-profit arts and culture world, as well as the unique operations systems that help our consulting firm run every day.

You’ll collaborate closely with other interns to effectively manage workflow.

You’ll have a great internship in New York City with the smartest and most fun team of arts and data nerds around!


Internship Testimonials from Summer 2017:


“Led by Capacity’s wonderful leadership team, the internship was thoughtfully structured, front-loaded with an in-depth introduction to Capacity’s core values and best practices before moving into real work for current clients.  – Sam

“Employee-led presentations and hands-on labs gave me the foundations to do real work for CI, with the same impact as a full-time employee. Add to that an open, fun office environment, and I had the best of both worlds. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer at Capacity Interactive!” – Natalie B.

“It’s been a pleasure to participate in and be the beneficiary of CI’s spirit this summer. I’ve taken away so many tangible lessons: it’s truly been one of the best professional development experiences I’ve ever had across coursework, conferences, and many internships.” – Ally

The Ideal Candidate Possesses The Following:

Who are we looking for?

You may be an undergraduate or graduate student, but not necessarily – early career professionals or career-changers are most welcome!

You’re passionate about the arts.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You’re highly motivated and pay close attention to detail.

You’re flexible – willing and able to take on new projects and tasks.

You’re comfortable working both on a team and individually.

You like numbers and have an aptitude for working with them.

You are distinguished by an inquisitive nature and a desire to learn.

You understand that a sense of humor with yourself and others goes a long way

You embody CI’s values: Openness, Happiness, Self-improvement, Measurement, Sharing, Partnership, Passion.


Sounds pretty great, right? Deadline to apply is August 3, 2018. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Interns will work from their own computers at Capacity Interactive’s office in New York, NY.

Dates of internship: Fall 2018 (ideally August 20 – December 21, though exact dates are somewhat flexible)

This internship is 20 hours per week with exact hours TBD and pays $13 per hour.  School credit available.

Capacity Interactive is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment. Candidates of all races, genders, abilities, ages, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last Updated: August 8, 2018

To Apply Please Email a Resume and Cover Letter to