The Artrain Volunteer & Internship programs offers undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the creative industries to build skills and practically apply their education in practical in a number of disciplines including: creative arts management, education and community building programs, fundraising, performance and production-based fine arts and crafts, media, industrial and interior design, museum studies and collections management.
Depending on the focus of their assignment, Artrain volunteer interns develop their professional and/or creative skills, while broadening their knowledge of the field by working in a real life setting. They build networks and contacts with creative industry professionals, organizations and leaders; most importantly, while sharing their talents, they assist Artrain in meeting its mission to transform lives, organizations and communities.
Artrain volunteer interns have the unique opportunity to engage multiple communities, meet hundreds of people, connect with creative professionals and gain valuable work skills. Volunteer interns continue to develop their professional and creative skills while broadening their knowledge base, enriching their skills in arts administration and wrestling with the big questions in arts management in a real-world setting.
Selected through a competitive process for their qualifications pertaining to their degree program, diversity of skills and ability to interact with others, volunteer interns serve for set period of time (one or two semesters, 8 – 10 weeks) and are integrated into Artrain’s program, communication, development, and administrative staff.
Depending on their areas of interest, volunteer interns may be involved in administration, community engagement, development, program design, logistics and scheduling, conservation practices, maintaining records and creative education. Volunteer interns are also involved in project promotion, public relations and documentation through promotion, reports, evaluations film and photographs.
Qualified volunteer interns must employ exemplary communication skills as they will be working with all program constituencies from student participants to institutional partners, including community organizers, volunteers, media and the general public. Consequently, strong public speaking skills are a plus and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. All volunteer interns are expected to prepare a statement/report for Artrain at the end of the project term.