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Human Rights and Arts Education Internship Program

Applications for the Fall 2023 Internship Program are now closed!

Please visit this page to discover other ways to join the ARTE team.

Organization Background:


Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) is an innovative organization that uses art, design, and technology to amplify the voices of young people and foster leadership opportunities. ARTE encourages youth to develop creative solutions to and raise awareness of local and global human rights challenges. For its efforts in the fields of human rights and the visual arts, ARTE has received both local and international publicity and recognition.


About the Internship Program:

ARTE's paid internship program is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking hands-on experience working in the field of human rights education, art education, and community organizing. The intern will gain insight into how a non-profit organization is run and work under the guidance of a seasoned non-profit professional. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with local human rights and youth organizations, artists, and community centers. 


Although the intern will focus primarily on the work described below, they will also occasionally be expected to support and assist with projects and initiatives that fall outside the position description, within reason. Due to our organization’s small size, there are certain projects that everyone on the team completes collaboratively.


As this program consists of a combination of virtual and in-person work, New York City-based applicants are preferred.

​The Human Rights and Art Education Intern’s work will include a combination of the following:

  • Design / Communications / Social Media:

    • Research, plan, and curate content for ARTE's social media platforms in collaboration with ARTE’s Social Media Manager (Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok); 

    • Create social media graphics, design promotional materials, and lend a design eye to ARTE’s art projects.

    • ***Experience with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), design programs (Canva, Photoshop, etc.), and website development programs (Wix) are required. 

  • Curriculum / Facilitation:

    • Contribute to ARTE program curricula through research, writing, and editing.

    • On occasion, visit a school to assist with facilitation, event prep, and/or art-making.

  • Events:

    • Help plan, attend, and/or facilitate ARTE events (e.g., fundraisers, mural painting sessions, community art unveilings, workshops, etc.).

    • ***Prior experience working with youth is preferred.


​Who Are You?

Background and Experience:


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


  • Must possess a strong interest in amplifying social justice, advocating for human rights, art education, and a passion for creating positive change. 

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

  • Applicants based in New York City are preferred (we require interns working in-person be fully vaccinated and boosted).

Knowledge and Skills: 


  • Purpose-driven, creative, 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; 

  • Good computer skills, including experience with Google suite, is preferred.



  • Preferred start date is Monday, September 11, 2023, but flexible if necessary.

  • Internship will completely be conducted both remotely and in-person. 

  • Interns will be supervised by the Executive Director and Program Director.

  • Interns will be compensated at $15 per hour at 7 hours per week, over the course of 14 weeks. 

  • As this internship is partly 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 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm. 


Selected candidates will be notified for an interview conducted via Zoom. We strongly encourage young candidates of color (18-25) to apply.




We would like to offer community members the opportunity to help us raise the much needed funding to subsidize our internship program and support the work of ARTE this upcoming fall. We recognize that unpaid internships perpetuate oppression, particularly classism, and that not all people can afford to work for free, so we are committed to creating a more just organizational structure by offering paid internships.


Visit this link for more information and to donate to the fund. Thank you!

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