Main Idea

Main IDEA is now accepting internship applications!

The following internships are available: 


  • Term 1: Sept–Dec
  • Term 2: Jan–April
  • 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 Thank you again for your interest!

COVID-19 Policy & Procedure:

  • Main IDEA is currently following the Healthy Clark COVID Plan for all university volunteers
  • COVID Symptoms:  any volunteers/staff who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to not attend Main IDEA programming until first testing negative to COVID-19 and/or until symptoms resolve.
  • Direct Exposure: any volunteers/staff who have had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 within 24hrs must inform Main IDEA Director prior to attending Main IDEA Programming, and test negative using a rapid test for 3 days (or 1 day using a PCR test).
  • Positive Test Result:  any volunteers/staff who receive a positive COVID-19 test result must inform Main IDEA Director and wait 5 days after receiving the positive test result before attending Main IDEA programming again.


Required Forms:




Youth Work
  • Group Counselors/Leaders
  • Visual Art Teachers
  • Drama Teachers
  • Music Teachers
  • Dance Teachers
  • Creative Writing Teachers
  • Teen Program Leaders
Community Development
  • Networking with local businesses/organizations
  • Research
  • Community events and partnerships
  • fostering relationships with local families
Nonprofit Management*
  • Administrative Assisting
  • Program Evaluation
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media Management
  • Networking Events
*Applicants with a strong interest in this area must be available for the FULL 4-months of the internship; flexible schedule required.*
  • Training and support from our leadership team
    • Staff Orientation & Training
    • daily/weekly staff meetings
    • one-on-one meetings with supervisor(s)
    • staff surveys
  • Flexible schedule
  • Develop non-profit management and community development skills (see description above)
  • 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
  • A love for kids
  • A commitment and passion for our mission
  • Average of 180 hours per term (dependent on internship requirements)
    • 15-20 hours/week
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Responsibility, Teamwork, Tenacity, attention to detail, willingness to learn
  • Must have transportation to/from the Program Sites (primarily on-site at Clark University)
  • Spanish Speaking skills a plus

Compensation: Unpaid; Apply for funding opportunities here!