Main Idea

Main IDEA is now hiring interns! The following internships are available: 

  • Grant Writing Internship (2017-2018)
  • Student Internship, Term 1: Sept–Dec
  • Student Internship, Term 2: Jan–April
  • Student Internship, Term 3: May–Aug

Main IDEA Internships operate in accordance with an academic calendar, and are subject to change depending on the applicant’s academic year.

Upon review of your application, a Main IDEA Team member will contact you if we wish to arrange an interview. Additionally, you are free to contact us with any further inquiries at info@mainidea.org. Thank you again for your interest!

Student Internship: 

Our Summer Internship Term for 2018 will be May–Aug. Main IDEA Internships operate in accordance with an academic calendar, and are subject to change depending on the applicant’s academic year. All 2017 Summer Interns must be available for our Summer Program July 29th–August 4th. Summer 2018 Interns will assist us with the following:

  • Administration:
    • Communication with local youth and families
    • Networking with Local Businesses and Organizations
    • Grant Research and Writing
    • Fundraising
    • Program Evaluation
    • Social Media Management

In addition to Administrative duties, we are also looking for assistance in the following roles:

  • Group Counselors/Leaders
  • Art Teachers and Assistants
      • Visual Art
      • Creative Drama
      • Dance
      • Music
      • Creative Writing
  • Recess/Lunch Team Leaders

 

WHAT MAIN IDEA INTERNS CAN EXPECT:

  • Training and support from our leadership team
  • Develop non-profit management and development skills
  • Hands-on experience working with local youth and families
  • A passionate and collaborative work environment
  • First-hand knowledge of how art empowers under-resourced youth and communities

 

WHAT MAIN IDEA EXPECTS FROM INTERNS

  • A love for kids
  • A commitment and passion for our mission
  • Average of 96-180 hours per term
    • 15-20 hours/week
    • 40 hours during week of Summer Program
  • Responsibility, Teamwork, Tenacity, attention to detail, willingness to learn
  • Must have transportation to/from the Program Sites (Clark University and Creative Hub)
  • Spanish Speaking skills a plus

 

Compensation: Unpaid; funding available through LEEP Program. Available for Student Credit.

 

Internship Application

  • Education

  • Name of school currently attending
  • Skills and Experience

  • Interest

  • References

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