INTERNSHIPS IN THE ARTS
Hired to Create. Inspired to Succeed.
ArtWorks is an internship program in the arts for high school (9th – 12th grade) students. Each year, Arts for Learning hires student interns to work in co-ops to flex their creative muscles and learn essential career skills while making and producing works of art.
Intern co-ops are divided by artistic discipline and work under the guidance of an Arts for Learning Project Facilitator. Currently, Arts for Learning offers internships in visual and performing arts. Each year, Arts for Learning will add new internships in disciplines such as music, film, design, animation, and architecture. Once hired, interns report to work at Arts for Learning’s summer satellite locations throughout the Wynwood Arts District and Coconut Grove.
- Create art
- Learn how to work independently and together to meet deadlines
- Discover hidden strengths
- Develop workforce skills
- Build upon each other’s talents
- Acquire community service hours
- Exhibit and perform
- Participate in writing workshops (including resume development)
- Practice public speaking
- Learn about money management
- Participate in performance reviews and feedback sessions
- Learn how to network
- Build friendships with students from different schools
- Learn why the arts are important to a community’s identity and success
- Have access to College Advisors and Tutors
- Learn about careers in the arts
By giving students the opportunity to learn and practice essential 21st century career skills such as communication and collaboration skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to think and work creatively with others, ArtWorks not only inspires students to succeed, but also ensures they have the skills to do so.
No prior experience in the arts is necessary.
High schools students must be at least 14 years old to apply and eligible to work in the U.S. (for paid internship).
ArtWorks Internship in the Arts
The ArtWorks Internship program is a year-long internship in the arts. The commitment includes both fall and spring semesters (32 weeks), as well as a 6-week summer internship for selected students. Interns will work alongside a Project Facilitator in a specific artistic discipline of their choice to create works of art, while learning key workforce development skills. A mandatory writing lab and tutoring (for interns with a C or lower in core classes) are a requirement of participation. Interns will learn about careers within the arts, benefit from financial literacy workshops, and have access to a College Advisor. Interns will also produce public performances and exhibitions of their work.
During the school year, interns will receive payment for 63 hours of work and 12 hours of community service. Interns will also participate in 12 hours of unpaid skill development and 6 hours of financial literacy training, including a workshop on financing college tuition.
Start Date: Saturday, September 19, 2016
- Tuesdays & Fridays, 5:15 – 6:16 pm – Writing Lab (all interns must attend one Writing Lab session per week)
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15 – 6:15 pm; Fridays, 3:15 – 5:15 pm – Tutoring sessions (for interns with a C or lower in core classes)
- Saturdays, 9:00 am – Noon – Work with Project Facilitator
*Internship schedule may include week day and/or Saturday evening events. Schedules subject to change.
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse: 404 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127 – Performing Arts
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017
ArtWorks Internship in Visual Arts
(Internship for Honors Credit)
This internship program hosts students from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Honors and Executive Internship Program (HEIP). All applicants must meet HEIP requirements in order to apply (see HEIP Handbook for details). In lieu of payment, students receive one to two honors academic credits for participation.** Interested applicants must complete an ArtWorks Application and an HEIP application.
This internship is offered to 11th and 12th grade students only.
Start Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
- Mondays, 1:10 – 3:10 pm – Open Studio
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 1:10 – 3:10 pm – Work with Visual Arts Project Facilitator
- Thursdays, 1:10 – 4:10 pm – Work with Visual Arts Project Facilitator
- Fridays, 1:10 – 4:10 pm – Writing Lab & Open Studio
*Intern schedules will be determined on an individual basis.
**To receive one Honors academic credit, Interns are required to log five hours per week. To receive two Honors academic credits, Interns are required to log 10 hours per week.
Lewis Arts Studio: 101 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017
ArtWorks Summer Internship
Arts for Learning’s ArtWorks Summer program is a 6-week, partially paid internship in the arts. Interns will work alongside a Project Facilitator in a specific artistic co-op of their choice to create works of art, while learning key workforce development skills; all interns are required to attend a one-hour writing lab each week. Interns will also produce public performances and exhibitions of their work.
2017 Summer Schedule
June 19 – July 29, 2017
- Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with some later evenings and Saturdays required.
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse: 404 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127
ArtWorks Summer 2018 Applications will be available late Spring 2018.
For more information, please contact ArtWorks Program Director Ivy Bennett ([email protected] or (305) 576-1212 ext. 36)