Workforce Programs Intern with The Art Effect

This opportunity is available during Summer 2022 and during the Fall 2022 semester. 

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. The Art Effect helps youth explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

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Address: 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

Workforce Program interns support the development, implementation, and assessment of curricula and programming by helping run workshops and after school classes, assisting in curriculum development, assisting classes with attendance records, student files, and digital media management support, and researching youth film festivals and coordinating submissions of student-produced work. Workforce Program interns work closely with one of the following programs:

Media/Art/Design Lab (MADLab)
The MADLab intern helps with student application processing, creation of programmatic materials such as rosters and visual arts education tools, on-site production assistance, arts materials maintenance, and digital file management. Prior experience with mural painting, visual arts, and/or working with teenagers preferred but not required. Availability required is 5-10 hours per week during after-school hours (M-Th, 2:30 – 5:30 pm)

Spark Studios
Spark Studios is The Art Effect’s after-school youth employment program focusing on media and technology. The Spark Studios intern helps with student application processing, creation of programmatic materials such as rosters and visual arts education tools, on-site production assistance, media file management, and file organization/backup. Prior experience with videography, filmmaking, graphic design and/or working with teenagers preferred but not required. Availability required is 5-10 hours per week during after-school hours (M-Th, 2:30 – 5:30 pm)

Desired Skills:

  • Alignment with The Art Effect’s mission to empower young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change.
  • Enthusiasm for the arts, (visual, film, media), arts education, working with children and youth, community arts, and interest in developing skills in internship area.

Additional Requirements: Interns must undergo an orientation/training session and pass a NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training quiz after receiving training.

Hours: Availability required is 5-10 hours per week in shifts of two hours or more, including possible nights and weekend in alignment with Art Institute class schedule. For summer, interns work any time M-F 9am-5pm, and for fall/spring, interns typically work three hour shifts during weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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