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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Cooperative Artists Institute (CAI), is here today because of the participation of people like you. Being a CAI Intern is a way for you to join with other creative and caring people and become part of the solution to today's social problems. College and graduate students, and other adults, are invited to share your skills with others as you gain new skills and experience through one of our rewarding internships:

--Tribal Rhythms Program Internship
--Tribal Rhythms Community Partnership Internship
--Peace Drum Internship
--Whole-School Change Partnership Internship
--Public Relations Internship

Tribal Rhythms Internship
Internship requires a person who is energetic, enthusiastic, and a quick learner, with good people skills, to work with Tribal Rhythms®Program Developers in the TR touring program. Learn first hand how school performances and residencies improve and enrich the learning environment. This internship position includes:

--Assisting program artists with logistics (e.g. set-up and break-down of sound equipment, musical instruments, costumes, masks, etc.);
--Conducting interviews with students and teachers that evaluate the program and encourage the use of program Tribal Rhythms follow-up activities;
--Learning performing arts skills (e.g. music, acting, dance, etc.) by assisting with performances;
--Participating in the planning of performances and workshops for schools;
--Learning how to make and maintain props, musical instruments, and simple costumes;
--Taking part in marketing activities to let schools know about the program including the preparation of teacher's and principal's follow-up packets, answering letters from children, and developing press releases;
-- Learning to evaluate the outcomes of how performances affect children and adults; and,
--Assisting with documentation of performances and residencies.

Interns must become familiar with Tribal Rhythms®, Creating The Village, A Curriculum Guide for Building Community with Children during the course of their Internship.
For Internship Application Form click here

Tribal Community Partnership Internship
Interns working in the Tribal Rhythms Community Partnership will learn how to use TR Program techniques and activities to help after-school partner sites build a strong sense of community with children ages 5-13, by:

--Learning to lead Tribal Councils with children to help them build confidence, resolve conflicts peacefully, practice self discipline and work together successfully as a group;
--Learning to lead Tribal Rhythms Arts Activities with children to promote group spirit and foster individual creativity and self-esteem;
--Working with Tribal Rhythms Program Staff to learn program development, trouble-shooting, evaluation and documentation skills;
--Assisting after-school staff with Tribal Rhythms Group Building and Arts Activities to promote caring, cooperation and respect among the children in their group;
--Participating in Director's Forums with TR Developers and after-school program Directors; and,
--Learning all aspects of administrative support for program activities (E.g. mailings, phone call, newsletters, special events, etc.).

Interns must become familiar with Tribal Rhythms®, Creating The Village, A Curriculum Guide for Building Community with Children during the course of their Internship.
For Internship Application Form click here

Peace Drum Project Internship
The Peace Drum Project is an intergenerational arts and oral history project bringing together twenty teens and twenty senior citizens from five Boston neighborhoods to learn from and about each other, to breakdown stereotypes, and to share experiences that help both groups develop stronger ties to each other and the larger community.

--planning and conducting workshop sessions and leadership training with inner city teens who will be learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills through performing and visual arts (e.g. drama & playing, visual arts, drum making, etc.;
--planning and coordination of field trips (e.g. museum visits, community outreach, visits to artist's studios, etc.;
--inventory and purchase of program supplies and materials, and preparation of materials for weekly sessions with teens and/or senior citizens;
--recruitment and promotional activities related to the project including: outreach to teens and senior citizens; screening applicants; communicating with community contacts; developing press releases, etc.;
--evaluation and documentation of project activities;
--developing and leading several of your own activities (that meet project objectives, e.g., journal-writing, performing or visual arts, or oral history activities) with teen participants.

An orientation to the project will be provided, and guidance from Senior Program Developers will be ongoing.
For Internship Application Form click here

Whole-School Change Internship
This internship requires an energetic, enthusiastic, person who is a quick learner, with good people skills, to work with the Partnership Coordinator helping Boston Public Schools achieve whole-school change. The intern will learn the nuts and bolts of the process of transforming a school's culture. Estimated participation --4 to 10 hours per week. Position includes:

--Assisting Coordinator in the design of program or project activities and educational materials;
--Facilitating the collection of program evaluation data using surveys, interviews, etc.
--Attending project planning meetings;
--Helping to maintain program materials and files;
--Writing and mailing out information packages to prospective schools and other clients & agencies;
--Scheduling and administrative support for projects including phone calls, database/files management, and correspondence; and,
--Conduct library and Internet research for project development and documentation.

This on-the-job training opportunity can be done for course credit. Good computer skills required. Experience with A/V equipment a plus.
For Internship Application Form click here

Public Relations Internship
Internship for person who is energetic, enthusiastic, and a quick learner with good people skills. Help CAI increase the visibility of its in-school and community programs & projects through local media. Working directly with CAI's development consultant and senior staff this internship will include:

--Designing, writing and sending out press releases;
--Working with program staff to create "hooks" for press releases;
--Keeping publicity mailing list and contacts up-to-date;
--Assembling and mailing out press kits;
--Establishing and maintaining in person contact with the media;
--Take photographs and develop system for cataloging photos; and,
--Submitting news releases to connected organizations for their newsletters.

This on-the-job training opportunity can be done for course credit. Good computer skills required. Experience with A/V equipment a plus.
For Internship Application Form click here