Volunteer for single events or intern regular hours each week. Volunteers and interns receive free admission to events, depending on ticket availability. Internships are unpaid.

If you are interested in volunteering at ISSUE, please send a statement of interest along with your curriculum vitae to Amirtha Kidambi, amirtha@issueprojectroom.org

General Operations

General Operations Interns will learn about the ins and outs of live productions by working with ISSUE staff and wide variety of performers and artists. Interns will aid in the daily operations aiding the staff to organize and staff evening events. 5-10 hours with one performance per week.

Marketing & Outreach

Assist Marketing & Outreach director with through the ISSUE Project Room website and social media networks. Posting events on facebook, and other online event listing sites as well as managing the content on the site, including adding new photos, announcements, and media. Produce online content including interviews with artists and members, post ISSUE’s video and audio media archive online, create webcasts of live events. Must be comfortable with HTML. 20-25 hours per week.

Audio/Video Archiving

Recording, editing, and posting the audio and video of ISSUE Project Room’s evening performances online and in digital format. Compile ISSUE’s media from the past, and organize it for searchability, placing links to artist’s sites, and related organizations. Must be organized and meticulous. Interns will be expected to master recordings and set up id tags, edit video and aid in the development of digital distribution. Archiving interns are expected to help out with the general evening operations of ISSUE. 10-15 hours, with one evening performance per week.


Assist Development Director to research proposals that match our programming and fundraising initiatives. Contact foundation programming officers. Draft proposals. Work with staff to insure grants timelines are met. Assist ISSUE to building its membership program. Draft renewal and donation acknowledgement letters. Ensure that donors receive their benefits. Communicate with members regularly. 10-15 hours per week.