Free Arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 4-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and/or homelessness. Free Arts creates a safe environment where children can feel, understand and express their emotions and begin to recover and gain a sense of mastery and empowerment. Art is used as a process to develop and cultivate leadership skills, self-esteem, resiliency, and a belief in a positive future.
The Free Arts for Children's Court Intern will help coordinate Free Arts for Children's Court, a program that restores self-esteem, hope and resiliency to children as they await their dependency hearing at the Edelman Children's Court. The children often become distressed in anticipation of testifying in court and the judge determining if they will live with their parents, a family member or in foster care. The intern will help recruit and train volunteers, conduct background checks, inventory and organize art supplies, and help staff and mentors conduct programs on a daily basis (Monday through Friday).
The successful candidate will possess good communication skills and sound judgment, be self-motivated and have an interest in learning about arts programming for youth. A background in the arts, social sciences or pre-law is preferred but not required. Spanish language aptitude is also a plus.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "Free Arts for Children's Court Internship" in the subject line of your email.