Capacity Interactive (CI), a digital marketing consulting firm serving arts and culture organizations, is seeking interns to support and learn from our Search Team 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 and early career professionals to the foundations of digital marketing for the arts. Search interns will support our search team in both search engine marketing and search engine optimization. Interns will receive substantial training in the Google AdWords platform and will gain experience in paid search, Google grant accounts, and SEO. Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization are in-demand skills that can lead to a wide variety of job opportunities in the future. All interns complete Capacity Interactive University (CIU), the same rigorous training program that is used to on-board new 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 become proficient in the Google AdWords platform.

You’ll assist in developing and executing paid search and Google Grant campaigns.

You’ll conduct performance testing and compile reporting for SEM and SEO.

You’ll optimize and communicate critical performance metrics to improve campaigns driven from research, competitive intelligence and analytics.

You’ll assist search team members in support of numerous accounts across various arts disciplines.




“When I began working as a Search Team intern, I first tested to receive my Google AdWords certification. Over time, my list of responsibilities began to expand. I was trusted with completing tangible deliverables for clients such as building Google Grant campaigns and reporting on them. I was consistently provided with in-depth and personalized professional development, pushing me to delve deeper into Search work and, ultimately, preparing me for doing more of that work on my own.

By the end of my internship, I was managing several accounts, some of which I continue to manage now as a full-time employee. At every point in my internship, I was tasked with work that allowed me to see the fruits of my labor, which is not something that can be said for many internships. The culture of professional development, openness, and trust at CI, even with regard to someone like myself who began with no experience in digital marketing whatsoever, is what made my internship here so invaluable and immeasurably rewarding.” – Liz

“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. (That’s right — not a single coffee run!)” – Sam

“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 pursuing your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in marketing or a related field, but not necessarily – early career professionals or career-changers are most welcome!

You’ve demonstrated an interest in digital marketing, particularly SEM and SEO.

You’re passionate about the arts and the non-profit space, and want to apply your marketing skills to mission-driven work.

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

You’re excellent with numbers.

You’re proficient in Microsoft Office programs – an ideal afternoon for you is one spent deep in Excel spreadsheets.

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: July 23, 2018

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