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Project Management Internship


Monument Lab


Philadelphia, PA (Remote)


Nico Rodrieguez-Melo, Associate Director of Projects, Paul Farber, Director, and Sarah Spencer, Administrative Coordinator

Description of Internship Project and Intern’s Role and Responsibilities

An intern will work to support Monument Lab’s on-going art and research projects. This will include public art and history exhibitions that build prototype monuments to demonstrate exploratory approaches to public art and history; participatory research projects that intervene into official platforms for civic knowledge and municipal datastreams; and workshops for series for public art officials in order to organize memory workers, increase capacity for municipal art officers, and shape platforms for public discourse and critical calls to action.

Below is a detailed review of the expectations and deliverables we will ask you to complete as a project intern with Monument Lab. Under the supervision of our Associate Director of Projects, Nico Rodrieguez-Melo, and Administrative Coordinator, Sarah Spencer, interns will be responsible for the following:

  • Support office staff in the planning and administration of Monument Lab projects.
  • Assist in the development of Monument Lab HQ’s artistic projects (i.e., murals/installations).
  • Carry out data analysis, research, and entry.
  • Support the process of transition for operation systems to FileCamp with the Associate Director of Projects.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of new procedures to create and file records efficiently.
  • Assist with archiving, storage management, and in-house event planning.
  • Assist the Administrative Coordinator in the organization’s day–to-day operations that include general office administration, accounting, HR, and involvement in some long-range strategic planning.
  • Interns will have exposure to all areas of the organization such as digital media, distribution, marketing, and current and upcoming projects.
  • Attend weekly intern cohort meetings and workshops for professional development.

Time commitment (i.e., schedule, days per week needed)

Start date: May 16, 2022
End date: flexible, by Aug 19, 2022


$5,000 or $10,000, depending on time commitment identified during the selection process.

About the Organization

Monument Lab is a nonprofit public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Monument Lab works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Founded by Paul Farber and Ken Lum in 2012, Monument Lab cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.