Summer Art Internships
Summer art interns are an important part of the Ah Haa team and gain hands-on experience assisting with our kids summer art programs and special events. Interns have direct contact with students and instructors over a ten-week period, from June 3 through August 9, helping with classes such as ceramics, painting, drawing and mixed media. Candidates in the art internship program gain valuable experience in art education, fundraising, and nonprofit operations. Outside of work hours, interns have the opportunity to pursue their own personal study in art, with 24-hour access to Ah Haa’s studios.
All art interns are expected to arrive on May 30th, and stay for the entire ten- week session. Work begins on Monday, June 3 and continues Mondays through Fridays until Friday, August 9. Interns receive two days of vacation during this time. All interns should plan to help the week of the Ah Haa School’s Benefit Art Auction on July 19. Interns are expected to work full-time, averaging 40 hours per week.
(Because of the early summer schedule this year, we do have some flexibility in dates. If you need to arrive a week later, or would like to stay for an extra week or two, we have options! Please indicate your needs in the appropriate field on the application form.)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 4, 2019
Art Internship Benefits
- Immersion in the environment of a professional art school
- Local dorm-style housing provided with a $500 end-of-season stipend
- Opportunities to take Ah Haa classes free of charge
- Increased understanding of how a non-profit organization runs
- Hands-on classroom experience
- A summer in beautiful Telluride!
Classroom Interns’ specific tasks include: teaching assistance, set up/break down of classes, ceramic studio maintenance (including cleaning & organizing), clear glazing of kids’ clay projects, fundraising & marketing, facility maintenance, and assist elsewhere as requested. Six art interns are hired every summer.
All art internship candidates should have a love of the arts and enjoy working with children, as well as be enthusiastic team players and have a sunny attitude. Enthusiasm and a sunny attitude are a must! Art Education students are strongly encouraged to apply. Studio time will be available to all interns who wish to work on their own art.
SEE WHAT THE AH HAA INTERNS HAVE BEEN UP TO (VIEW THE ENTIRE INTERN PHOTO GALLERY):