Fall Internships at MOFAD

MOFAD is seeking part-time interns for the fall/winter of 2017 to join our values-driven, passionate organization. We are a small team that treats our guests, donors, partners, and each other with compassion and respect, and we greet each day with spirited curiosity.


You will play a critical role in making sure that the the organization runs smoothly. In doing so, you will be part of the founding of New York City's next great cultural institution. You are a good fit for a MOFAD internship if you have:

  • A proven track record of creativity and problem-solving
  • A positive, reliable, and dedicated work ethic
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage your time effectively, and work independently
  • The drive to develop and maintain relationships with anyone from donors to MOFAD partners to the local community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Select an area that best fits your skills, experience, and goals, and see below on application requirements. 


The development intern will play a key role in managing donor relationships and correspondence, conducting prospect and partnerships research, and assisting with fundraising events.


The office intern will be responsible for answering phone calls and emails, managing the general calendar, and assisting with administrative tasks across multiple departments. They will also work closely with the Executive Director to help schedule meetings, draft correspondence, and reach out to donors. 


The events intern will assist in searching for and acquiring private event rental leads for the fall and managing all MOFAD @ Night evenings. This role will also involve elements of planning the 2018 Spring Benefit Dinner and after-party.


The culinary intern will work under the Exhibition Chef two days per week, and occasionally with guest chefs during certain events. This role would including learning culinary techniques and styles, including food science, dim sum, and wok cooking. Some experience preferred.


  • Commitment: 3 to 4 months with flexible hours, generally between 8 and 20 hours per week
  • Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Compensation: These positions are unpaid internships. Interns at MOFAD have access to educational opportunities, awesome parties, and plenty of treats! If you are in school, we can offer college credit.

We’re a small team, so everybody helps out with administrative duties—from walking to the post office, to data entry, to helping set up the event space. Your role at MOFAD will largely depend on your strengths, initiative, and what needs to be done on a given day.

Please send the following to jobs@mofad.org in a single PDF document:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 1-2 writing samples of no more than 2 pages each in length that relate in some way to the department to which you are applying and/or demonstrate your interest in food and culture

If you are applying to more than one department, you must submit separate, distinct applications for each one.

Indicate your area of interest in both your cover letter and the subject line of the email, for example: "Last Name, Development."