Arts and Disabilities Internship, Riverside Arts at Riverside Industries, Easthampton, MA

Riverside Industries is a non-profit employment and day program for adults with developmental disabilities in Easthampton, MA. Our goal is to promote inclusion in the community and opportunities for employment for individuals receiving our services. The many programs within Riverside are designed to enrich the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities while creating a personalized experience for each individual. www.rsi.org

Internship Description

The Riverside Arts program provides individuals with the necessary tools to explore their own creative potential and employment opportunities through self-expression. This program provides people with disabilities an in-depth opportunity to make art and exhibit their work in the community.

We believe every individual has the potential to flourish through the creative process. Participating in the arts gives individuals a sense of purpose, self-empowerment, and community. Exhibitions of artwork provide opportunities to share these accomplishments with others creating self-esteem and pride in achievements. Art exhibits foster awareness in the broader community and promote involvement and inclusion.

Riverside Arts is seeking one or two interns to assist with daily activities related to the running of the art program. The internship will offer the opportunity to build professional skills while working with people with disabilities in a non-profit setting.

Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: engaging with clients and assisting them during the art-making process, providing clients with feedback on their projects, set-up and clean-up of art materials, supply management, and product sales.

Pre-internship CORI background check, fingerprinting, and orientation are required.

Period of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters

Pay Type: Unpaid

Opportunity Type: Internship

Job Status: 4-25 hours/week. Must have weekday, daytime availability between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Location: Easthampton

Application Due Date: Rolling

Required Degree: None. Artistic experience necessary, with portfolio examples.

Contact: Halley Philips at hphilips@rsi.org

How to Apply: Please email hphilips@rsi.org with interest, resume.