Community Building Through the Arts Internship, The Performance Project, Holyoke, MA

The Performance Project (TPP) is an arts community of many ages and ancestries that engages young people in intensive artistic training, inter-generational mentoring, leadership development, and community building through the arts.

Based in Holyoke, First Generation and UBUNTU are TPP’s youth development programs that engage youth in the arts and in building a supportive peer mentoring community, with a focus on social justice.

First Generation (youth) Ensemble members create and perform devised multi-lingual physical theater based on the ensemble members life experiences.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: This is a great opportunity for emerging visual and performing artists who would like to work with children and/or young adults and also be part of using the arts as a tool for building community, social justice and supporting youth.

- FIRST GENERATION AND UBUNTU: First Generation youth mentor younger children in UBUNTU, engaging them in visual and performing arts. Interns will receive training in community building, mentoring and facilitation. They will also be invited and supported to teach workshops in their discipline (i.e. visual art, theater, dance, writing, percussion).
- ADMINISTRATION: Intern would assist in drafting newsletters and flyers for events, community outreach, and other general arts admin tasks.
- FUNDRAISING: Intern would assist TPP staff with one fundraising event in the Spring, grantwriting (some experience preferred), processing donations, and donor follow up.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters

PAY TYPE: Unpaid


JOB STATUS: Part-time

LOCATION: Holyoke Sullivan School 400 Jarvis Ave, Holyoke, MA


REQUIRED DEGREE: No required degree. Some experience required with youthwork, visual or performing arts, and a commitment to social justice.

CONTACT: Julie Lichtenberg

HOW TO APPLY: By email to: