Graduate Internship, Summer 2019

Metris Arts Consulting believes in the power of culture to enrich people’s lives and help communities thrive. We believe those benefits should be broadly shared and inclusively developed. Metris seeks to provide high caliber planning, research, and evaluation services to reveal arts’ impacts and help communities equitably improve cultural vitality. Although we are best known for principal Anne Gadwa Nicodemus’ leading work in the realm of creative placemaking, Metris’ core service offerings also include place-based arts and culture ecology studies, arts and culture plans for cities and towns, and robust project evaluations. We work with a range of national and international clients, including philanthropic organizations, government agencies (local to federal), and community development and arts nonprofits. To accelerate change, we seek to share knowledge and amplify the voices of those closest to the work.

We seek a part-time graduate intern for summer 2019. You will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the firm’s current research and planning projects, while providing core staff with research support commensurate with your skills, abilities, and interests. Metris staff may also be available to act as informal advisors for work that you are pursuing independently in related content areas.


  • Masters or PhD candidate, or recent graduate, in urban planning, public health, sociology, arts administration, public policy, anthropology, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of arts and community development
  • Ability to readily learn new techniques and problem solve
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Expertise with one or more of the following research techniques:
    • Key informant interviews/focus groups
    • Survey methods
    • Analyzing secondary data sources (Census, County Business Patterns, etc.)
    • Mapping/GIS
    • Statistical analysis, including multivariate regressions
    • Program evaluation
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. (i.e. U.S. citizen status or pre-existing work Visa)

This opportunity will be June – August 2019 for 20 hours per week, with the possibility of full-time employment, dependent on Metris’ project workload. We offer a flexible schedule. We anticipate that the bulk of the work will be completed locally, in our casual (and dog-friendly) work environment in the Karl Stirner Arts Building in downtown Easton, PA.

Compensation: $15/hr.

To apply, please complete an application for employment and send cover letter, resume/CV, and 3 phone references to:

Application deadline: Open until filled