Pathlight is a provider of exceptional services to people with disabilities and their families throughout western Massachusetts. We firmly believe that people with developmental disabilities should be welcomed, contributing members of their communities. In partnership, we design high quality, innovative, and person-centered supports for those we serve which are reflective of the pioneering spirit that brought us together. www.pathlightgroup.org
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: “Portraits of Pathlight” is a creative and ambitions project, and as always in Pathlight’s work, the focus is squarely on the people we serve. Local photographers have volunteered to shoot powerful, black and white portraits that will convey the strength, beauty, complexity and personality of the Pathlight participants. The photographers include professionals, photography professors, photojournalists, college students and 2019 high school graduates.
The portraits will debut at an opening at Arts Night Out on September 13, 2019 at the Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley Street and will hang there for two months. Pathlight will be promoting the portraits and the photographers on our sites and social media, and do a media campaign around the exhibit. From the exhibit, 12 portraits will be used in a 2020 calendar and another 12 for the following year that will be sent to Pathlight donors.
The AES intern would help with all aspects of putting on the exhibit. This would include creative decisions around preparing the portraits for hanging, and assist in hanging the show in the first week of September. They would work with our team to create the exhibition text, as well as develop and implement the media plan around the project.
PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Summer to Early fall
PAY TYPE: Unpaid
OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship
JOB STATUS: Part-time.
LOCATION: Whole Children (a program of Pathlight), 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA, and on location at 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling, prior to August 15, 2019
REQUIRED DEGREE: All majors
CONTACT: Gina-Louise Sciarra Gina-Louise.Sciarra@pathlightgroup.org
HOW TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter, and paragraph of interest to Gina-Louise Sciarra: Gina-Louise.Sciarra@pathlightgroup.org