Art, Community, Education and Science Internship
Qualifications and Benefits
- Must be enrolled in high school and 16 years old by July 5, 2024, and be eligible to work in the United States
- Strong interest in arts and science education
- Comfortable interacting with members of the public, including children
- Regular weekend availability from 9:00AM–4:00PM
- Available to participate for full 13 months, from June 2024 through June 2025
- $15 hourly compensation
- Meet like-minded students from different parts of the city
- Develop skills in public speaking and informal STEAM education
- Acquire program development skills
- Develop a portfolio of personal work
- Participate in onsite workshops focused on STEAM education and college readiness
- Learning opportunities based in Wave Hill's exhibitions, programs and natural areas
- Investigate career paths through meetings with educators, professional artists and other nonprofit staff
- Take field trips to cultural institutions and natural areas to reinforce internship learning goals
Interns can expect to work four to eight hours each weekend, with a maximum of 14 hours, helping with the many tasks needed to make Family Art Project successful. Responsibilities may include helping with organization and cleanup, communicating educational information to families and helping to prepare sample art projects or educational displays. Interns will also assist with storytime by reading books aloud and facilitating related activities.
There will be two mandatory Saturday sessions per month, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. This time is set aside for workshops where interns foster connections to community, science and the arts with the support of Wave Hill's staff. Dates for these sessions will be communicated in advance.
Engaging with Families
ACES interns learn and implement techniques for engaging community members in science-based art making and facilitating intergenerational learning. They apply what they learn and strengthen their skills by working with families participating in the Family Art Project and assisting with our storytime program.
ACES work collaboratively to develop a weekend workshop for Wave Hill families as their final project, a unique opportunity to build key skills as a creative team with support from our staff. Through this process interns will explore program design, art education and connections to science and community.
Artist Collaborations and Field Trips
ACES interns take field trips to cultural institutions and green spaces to learn about informal education practices. Interns use knowledge gained from these trips, as well as time spent with Wave Hill artists and nonprofit professionals, to plan and produce their final project.
Wave Hill staff visits local schools, community centers and nonprofit organizations to give presentations about our engaging programs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a visit.