Human Rights Education and Arts Internship Program

ARTE is currently seeking a group of committed and passionate interns for the upcoming semester, September 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020 (16 weeks)


Application deadline: August 15, 2020

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Background on Organization: 


Launched in June 2013 in New York City, ARTE is a nascent, innovative organization that uses art, design, and technology to amplify the voices of young people to develop creative solutions and bring awareness to local and global human rights challenges, fostering leadership opportunities to train others. For its efforts in the fields of human rights and arts innovation, ARTE has received both local and international publicity and recognition. For more information regarding our work, please visit our website:

Due to COVID-19, our paid internship program will take place completely online. ARTE's internship program is an excellent experience for anyone seeking to learn how the foundation of a non-profit organization is built through the guidance and direction of a seasoned non-profit professional. Interns will also have the opportunity to virtually work with local human rights organizations, artists, and youth-based community centers. This is an important opportunity for anyone looking for hands-on experience working with young people in the field of human rights education, arts education, and community organizing.

Some of the roles of the Human Rights Education and Arts Intern might include one or a combination of the following

  • Social Media and Communications – research, plan, and curate for all of ARTE's social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram); 

  • Graphic Design -  create social media graphics, design external promotional material, and lend a design eye to ARTE’s art projects; 

  • Development and Fundraising - supporting the organization in identifying fundraising opportunities through grant-writing and other development initiatives.

  • Curriculum / Facilitation – facilitate lesson plans from existing ARTE curriculum with youth, contribute to the ARTE curriculum through research, writing, and/or editing, implement pre- and post-surveys of the ARTE curriculum.

​Who are you?

Background and Experience:


Individuals of all backgrounds and educational experiences (both formal and informal) are encouraged to apply. 


  • Commitment to amplifying social justice and human rights, including advocating for immigrant rights, defunding the police, prison abolition, and working towards Black liberation. 

  • Artists, designers, human rights educators, engineers, teachers, community organizers, researchers, and the technologically-savvy are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Must possess a strong interest in advocating for human rights and in arts education (including design and technology) and a passion for creating positive change. 

  • Prior experience working with youth in a community-based and/or school setting is preferable.

  • Formerly incarcerated community members and/or those directly impacted by the mass incarceration system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Purpose-driven, organized, and self-sufficient;

  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills and the ability to take on and manage different projects simultaneously; 

  • Willingness to take initiative and contribute to the organization’s programs and their overall development; 

  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Office programs and Google sites, and social media platforms. Experience with Photoshop and other design programs and website development is preferred.

  • Sense of humor, humility, and creativity



  • Commitment of a 5 hours/week for the duration of the semester internship. 

  • Start date is September 1, 2020, but flexible if necessary.

  • Internship will completely be conducted remotely. 

  • Interns will be supervised by the Executive Director.

  • Interns will be compensated no more than $15 per hour at 5 hours per week, over the course of 16 weeks. This may increase, pending on funding and interest.

  • As this internship is fully digital, the Intern must have consistent access to a stable internet source and a computer. We understand that not all individuals may have access to these resources and are working to change this in the future.

Want to make change? Ready for the challenge? If interested, please complete the following application at:, no later than August 15, 2020 by 12 midnight ET. Selected candidates will be notified for an interview conducted via Zoom and anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. We strongly encourage young candidates of color (18-25) to apply. ARTE is committed to racial justice in all aspects of our organization. #BlackLivesMatter