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Summer Student Intern

ARTogether

Summer Student Intern
Oakland, CA Internship Unpaid

Description

ARTogether is seeking an enthusiastic student intern with Internet research abilities and strong communication skills for the remainder summer and hopefully beyond.

ARTogether provides a link between the two communities of refugee/immigrant youth and local artists. ARTogether provides free after-school and summer art education programs, workshops, and field trips to youth aged Kindergarten through High School. The program’s participants engage in a variety of visual arts, creative writing projects, and exploratory visits to local art venues.

We are looking for a student intern this summer to:

  • Research new grants and organize the existed database
  • Assist with writing and editing, letters and grant proposals
  • Attend or assist with some events and activities.

This internship is an excellent introduction to the world of non-profit advocacy groups.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is/has:

  • A student in one of the higher education institutes in the Bay Area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work on her own, with minimum supervision
  • Passionate about organizing, community building, refugee issues and art.

The position is currently unpaid, although a small stipend may become available, contingent on future funding. However, the internship will provide excellent training for anyone considering a future in art, community organizing, and non-profit management. We request a minimum commitment of 10 to 12 hours per week during the summer, with up to 20 hours per week available. These hours are negotiable during the school year. Scheduling is always flexible.

ARTogether is located in Oakland, but this summer internship position can be done entirely online after the initial interview and training. We do prefer, when possible, attendance at regular weekly meetings. Position can begin immediately.

About Us

ARTogether provides a link between the two communities of refugee and immigrant youth and artists. Giving these youth tools to express themselves and connect through art contributes to a community that thrives, and in which all of its members are fully participating in its formation, writing its history, and shaping its future.

ARTogether is a community-building creative arts project, guided by the principle that art can serve as a means of expression that transcends language and culture, while it lays a foundation for managing and overcoming trauma.

ARTogether facilitate social gathering, family picnics, and other social activities to raise awareness about refugee situation and also to make connection between the refugee community and the general public. ARTogether forms partnerships with artists and refugee organizations in the Bay Area , to develop and host regular free creative arts workshops that are 90 minutes to two hours in duration. ARTogether designs one-time workshops as well as ongoing regular series. Workshop themes cover a broad range of media and purpose. Activities take place onsite or at the partner refugee organization’s facility, and wherever possible.

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