Inspire…Be an Intern!

Art Sphere Inc. offers valuable  hands-on learning opportunities to students in high school or completing an undergraduate/graduate program at a local university or college. From art education to public relations, the possibilities to impact the lives of the people we teach are endless.

Once you have  made arrangements with your school to enroll in their internship program to acquire proper credit, we will customize our intern program so you can receive college or high school course credit and/or meet your school’s community service requirements and tap into your interests.

Past interns: Kaliyah from Central High School and Danica from Bryn Mawr College.

“Exploring our interests while learning new skills in various areas of non-profit work is rewarding on many levels.”

The following opportunities are available to enhance your studies and enrich our students.  Clink on the link below for more detailed information and instructions on how to apply. We look forward to meeting with you!

Art Teacher/Mural Painter, After School Program Teaching Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Volunteer Coordinator, Public Relations, Grant Writing, Graphic Design, and Special Events

Job Responsibilities:

Interns who want to interact with city youth will be involved in a variety of activities to include: devising project-based curriculum, lesson planning, research and execution, development and design of student worksheets, as well as assist staff in special events.

Work Hours and Locations:

Preschool, After school and Summer Programs:  Fishtown Recreation Center Summer and PreSchool Programs, Penn treaty High School and Middle School, Samuel Recreation Center Summer and PreSchool Programs,  Glavin Recreation Center, Shissler Recreation Center Summer and PreSchool Programs, Dendy Recreation Center, Nelson Recreation Center, and Cione Recreation Center.

Office Hours: Thursdays 9-3pm at our office located at BOK Building, 1901 S 9th Street, Studio 502, Philadelphia, PA 19148. These dates and times may change.

Most internship opportunities are one day per week (minimum 3-5 hrs per week depending on school requirements) with additional Saturday or Weekday 10am-2pm community mural painting or art workshop events throughout semester available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Reliable and dependable who can mentor respect and responsibility to youth. Background in the arts, education and knowledge of basic computer software-i.e. MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Team-player, creative thinker, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a wide range of social media, highly organized, self-starter, and ability to multi-task.
  • Interest in Non-profits and Arts-Education.

How to Apply  – Internship applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter stating the reason for applying and what the applicant hopes to gain from the internship experience and for which area they would like to focus. (1-page maximum)
  • Personal statement reflecting the applicant’s experience with the arts, social justice, and/or other important issue (1-2 paragraphs maximum) or Internship Application
  • Current résumé or List of relevant coursework
  • List of 2-3 references (professional or academic)
  • Email application to info@artsphere.org
  • After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. You may contact the e-mail listed above if you have questions or call 215-413-3955.

What ASI Offers Interns and Volunteers-What this experience working with Art Sphere Inc. will provide:

  • Teacher training program
  • Expertise in various art making and mural facilitating techniques
  • Curriculum and materials for use with students of differing ages
  • Lesson plan booklet
  • Professional expectations guide training
  • Hands-on experience with accompanying teaching supervision and feedback in urban settings
  • Recognition by affiliation with our project funding course the national institution Knight Foundation
  • Letter of recommendation for excellence merited
  • Award for participation in our programming when project is completed
  • Experience Utilizing Technology
  • Resume building experiences
  • On line and Social network references

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