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Work-Study and Art Classes

Build your résumé while taking an art class free of charge in this internship for teens! As a work-study student volunteer, you’ll assist professional teaching artists in classes for students ages six and up, then take your own art class with other teens for free.

You will:

  • Assist and be mentored by a professional teaching artist
  • Work one-on-one with students of various ages
  • Prepare art supplies and maintain the studio
  • Build and strengthen your communication, group management, and teaching skills
  • Take your own free teen art class (valued at $285)
  • Earn up to 36 hours of volunteer credit
  • Be able to request a letter of recommendation upon completing the program

Apply for the work-study program by January 20.

To apply, you need to be 1) a high school sophomore, junior, or senior, and 2) able to commit to the required activities below:

  • Attend all ten sessions of the course you assist with (up to 30 hours)
  • Attend all sessions of the free studio class of your choice
  • Attend the orientation meeting, mid-semester career development, and end-of-semester reflection. All meetings take place on Thursday afternoons

How to apply:

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