Human Rights Education and Arts Internship Program

ARTE is currently seeking a group of committed and hardworking interns for the upcoming semester, January 2020 – June 2020!


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 work directly with local human rights organizations, professional mural artists, and youth-based community centers. ARTE is committed to supporting the professional development of their interns whenever possible (e.g. invitations to conferences, skills-building workshops, etc.). 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.

Major Roles of the Human Rights Education and Arts Program Intern:

First, supporting the capacity-building and growth of the organization.

  • development of an evaluation system for our programs,

  • conducting relevant human rights policy research,

  • cultivating community partners and networks,

  • assisting the Executive Director in pursuing fundraising opportunities through

  • grant-writing and other development initiatives.


Secondly, based on the skills and interests of the intern, along with the program needs of the organization, there exists potential to specialize in a focus area of the organization. Those include: 


  • Social Media and Communications – research, plan, and curate for all of ARTE's social media platforms

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

  • Events - plan, budget, liaison between ARTE and our partners on annual events and participate in the ideation of new events

  • 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 invited to apply. Current college and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Artists, designers, human rights educators, engineers, teachers, community organizers, researchers, data evaluators, 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 in the world.

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

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 and creativity


  • Commitment of at least 8-10 hours/week for the duration of the semester or year-long internship.

  • Start date is around January 2020, but flexible if necessary.

  • Internship can be conducted remotely, with the exception of weekly or bi-weekly intern meetings and special events.

  • Interns will be supervised by the Executive Director.

  • While enrollment in an academic program is not required, students are encouraged to receive course credit and/or a stipend from their institution. Unfortunately, we cannot yet guarantee financial compensation at this time, as ARTE is in the process of working to secure funding for our internship program, in efforts to create a more equitable movement. 

Want to make change? Ready for the challenge? If interested, please send the following application materials ASAP to Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) at

  • Letter of Intent – no longer than one page.

  • Résumé/CV - with 3 references preferred.

  • A photo example of your favorite piece of graffiti and/or muralism - does not have to be an original artwork, can be a picture off the street or from an internet search.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.