Paid Art Therapist Internship

HOURS: Dependent on Student Schedule

PAY: $17.00/HOUR   

JOb Description

Seeking a self-directed and organized art therapy student to provide art therapy to various populations at assigned sites. This is a rare opportunity to provide true art therapy in a community-based setting while collaborating and learning from our team of over 10+ credentialed art therapists in our positive, supportive workplace. 


Enrollment in a CAHEP Accredited or AATA Approved Art Therapy Master’s Level program and completion of a minimum of 200 client contact hours during internship.


Outstanding communication and problem-solving skills, reliable transportation, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook Email and Calendar, Microsoft Teams, and navigating the internet. Demonstrated ability to implement programs and work well in a team-oriented environment. Must be able to work with a variety of ages, populations, and settings, including but not limited to adults and children with disabilities, people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, addiction treatment, people involved with the legal system, veterans, and active military, first responders, people with mental health diagnoses, elders, hospital-based settings, community-based settings, and school-based settings. Must be able to pass a drug test. 

 Essential Duties

Plan and conduct art therapy sessions with individuals and groups, assess progress and set goals, work with a variety of populations and settings, collaborate with staff, maintain relationships with on-site contacts, complete paperwork, and develop and deliver presentations to promote art therapy. The position requires the employee to travel up to 60 miles from our office to reach the assigned sites. Paid travel time to and from sites is included in the 32-hour workweek. 

Physical Demands

The employee may be required to sit, use their hands for grasping or handling objects, reach with their arms, and perform movements such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, while also being able to, themselves or through an interpreter, hear and communicate verbally. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level varies, and the art therapist must be able to adapt to high and low noise environments. 

 Work Environment

Free art-based art therapy supervision, exposure to a wide range of populations, opportunities for group art therapy, paid team building parties/retreats, training and mentoring for advocating for art therapy in the community, no productivity requirements, and supplies provided with no out of pocket cost to art therapist. 

 How to Apply

Please submit a resume, a copy of your credential, and at least 2 professional references along with a letter outlining your professional goals as an art therapist. Each requested document should be sent as a separate pdf to with the subject line: “Paid Art Therapy Internship Application_Your First Name Your Last Name.” Please attach and label each pdf file according to the following example: “Resume First Name Last Name”  

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to receive a recommendation letter from a past employer, professor, or internship supervisor. Preference will also be given to applicants who have satisfactorily completed an internship with Art Therapy Studio.  

Notes about the Selection Process 

The interview process will include 2 rounds of interviews. If you are selected as a candidate, we will contact you via email to schedule your first interview. The first interview round will be with ATS’s Clinical Director. If the candidate is successful in the first interview, they will be advanced to an interview with the Executive Director before the final candidate is selected.