Rick's Place Arts Intern, Rick's Place, Wilbraham, MA

Rick’s Place provides free grief support to children and families from all over Western MA. https://ricksplacema.org/

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: We are looking for an individual who is interested in using art to support children and teens who are grieving someone special, most often a parent or sibling. The intern would work with our staff to plan engaging art activities for our peer support groups.

Groups meet every other Tuesday evening for eight-week sessions at our site in Wilbraham. Groups include children ages 4 – 18. The time commitment is 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm every other Tuesday, plus planning time to prepare art activities and meeting time for training and supervision with our staff. The planning portion of the time is very flexible at our office in Wilbraham. Additionally, Rick’s place facilitates grief groups in area schools. There may be the opportunity to support these groups as well.

We provide intensive training to anyone who wishes to work with children and teens in our support groups. We are flexible and are able to tailor an internship to meet the educational needs of the student. Interns are screened, trained and supervised to provide support, education, and facilitation to small groups of grieving youth.

Note: We require one 17-hour required training program. NOTE: Completion of training is not a guarantee that you will be accepted as a facilitator.

PERIOD: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time

LOCATION: 85 Post Office Park, Suite 8521, Wilbraham, MA 01095

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Priority Deadline September 26, 2019. Rolling applications.

REQUIRED DEGREE: N/A Applicant must be 20 years of age or older. Some experience in arts and/or arts education helpful.

CONTACT: Diane Murray, Executive Director, Rick’s Place

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the online application and give the names and contact information for two references via our website. Visit our website: www.ricksplacema.org and click the “Get Involved” link to complete the Volunteer application.