Internships

Intern With Us!

Art Therapy Studio is the oldest creative arts therapy program of its kind in the country. Our mission is to enhance individuals’ quality of life through therapeutic art. We use art making led by credentialed art therapists to promote healing and wellness. 

Art Therapy Studio Is Committed To Diversity

Art is a universal phenomenon and holds the power to heal us mentally and physically. Art Therapy Studio is dedicated to bringing the healing power of art to our entire community regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, mental health diagnosis, and disability. We are committed to providing art therapy to historically marginalized and underrepresented populations and elevating art therapists from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. 

Please be aware that at this time we can only accept volunteers and interns 18 years of age and older, no exceptions. We are only able to take on interns and volunteers who currently reside in Northeast Ohio.

Currently Art Therapy Studio offers two distinct internship tracts listed below: 

Arts Administration Internship

Art Therapy Internship

Arts Administration Internship

We are seeking individuals who are interested in the healing power of visual art, looking to participate in the day-to-day operations of an arts organization, and making a difference in people’s lives. This is the perfect experience for Arts Management students. Interns will gain insight into all that goes into keeping an arts organization running. You will get real life experience in fundraising, event planning, data entry, social media planning, filing, and art show installation. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE:

  • Friendly and helpful 
  • Comfortable interacting with people of varying abilities and backgrounds 
  • Interested in working in an administrative role 
  • Able to work well with others and/or independently with little to no supervision 
  • Able to perform web-based research 
  • Comfortable with answering phone calls
  • Excellent proofreaders and editors 
  • Skillful with basic computer functions 
  • Willing to learn 
  • Able to commit to 10 hours a week onsite

Interested students should complete this application

ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIPS ARE UNPAID.

Art Therapy Clinical and Internship Opportunities

Community Distance Art Therapy Undergraduate/Clinical II Internship (REMOTE & IN PERSON)

We are seeking individuals enrolled in an accredited Art Therapy program at the University level. Interns will gain insight and experience which may satisfy course requirements for certain Art Therapy programs. In an effort to protect our clients, interns and staff and remain in compliance with state and local mandates, while placing as many students as possible, we have streamlined our placement opportunities.  We will be holding a virtual Student Site Visit on Thursday August 6th from 11 am to 12 pm, and interviews on Thursday August 13th.  You can sign up for both here.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE:

  • Friendly and helpful
  • Comfortable interacting with people of varying abilities and backgrounds 
  • Enrolled in an Art Therapy Program
  • Able to work well with others and/or independently with little to no supervision 
  • Able to perform web-based research 
  • Skillful with basic computer functions 
  • Willing to learn 

 

Responsibilities include, But not limited to:

  • Work with clients 1:1 and in small groups to facilitate participation while social distancing
  • Assist clients with use of technology and remote conferencing
  • Observe art therapy sessions and assist the art therapist as needed
  • Prep art supplies and kits for remote or socially distanced participation
  • Intern participates remotely or in person. If participating remotely the intern may be asked to visit the studio in person, unless quarantine is necessary 
  • One day per week: 9 am to 5 pm (8-10 hours per week, 4-5 hours of client contact) 
  • Attend 1 supervision session per week – held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30 – in person or virtual attendance available 

 

Sample Schedule   

9 am to 9: 45 am – prep kits  

9:45 am -10 am – provide individual client support as needed (assist clients with joining virtual group session, process challenges related to remote engagement) 

10 am to 12 pm – remotely join Community Art Therapy Group to observe and assist therapist.  

12 pm – 12:15 Check in with art therapist at the end of the session, and process as needed. 

Lunch break 12:15-12:45 

12:45 am -1 pm – provide individual client support as needed (assist clients with joining virtual group session, process challenges related to remote engagement) 

1 pm to 3 pm – remotely join Community Art Therapy Group to observe and assist therapist.  Check in with art therapist at the end of the session. 

3 pm – 3:15 Check in with art therapist at the end of the session, and process as needed. 

3:15 – 5 pm – provide individual client support as needed, prep kits (this can be adjusted to another day/time if necessary to accommodate class schedule)

Students interested in participating in Art Therapy Studio’s internship program are required to first attend A Virtual Student Site Visit. Please book your site visit here. Even if you have already attended a site visit and interviewed with us in the past, please register again, as our policies and procedures have changed due to COVID-19.

Please do not complete your application until you have done your site visit. Once you have completed your site visit, you can start the application process by completing this form.

 

 

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