Main Idea

Main IDEA is now hiring interns! 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 info@mainidea.org. Thank you again for your interest!

* Due to the ongoing pandemic, internships and programs will be done virtually until/unless local and state government deems it safe to host public childcare services. If/when this occurs, Main IDEA will do so in cooperation with local and state policies regarding best practice into that transition. Additionally, Main IDEA will confirm with each individual intern to determine their comfort level and availability for in-person participation (rather than remote participation). *

 

Duties: 

 

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.*
WHAT MAIN IDEA INTERNS CAN EXPECT:
  • 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
WHAT MAIN IDEA EXPECTS FROM INTERNS
  • 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!