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The intern will join the Arts Program team to support coordination of community engagement projects and workshops in the visual arts, music, and other areas of creative expression and provide assistance during open studio times to program participants. This position will include envisioning, planning and execution of a minimal of two projects, including a Public Art Exhibit, that connect participants to the larger community. This position centers around empowering our vulnerable homeless neighbors through the arts and will be based at two of our interim housing shelters, located in Skid Row and Santa Monica. This position will work approximately 30-40 hours a week with no less than 25 hours a week from June to September.


In addition to basic knowledge of art, the intern should be detailed oriented with good time management, organizational, written, verbal, and computer skills, and good phone etiquette. They should have a demonstrated passion for the under-served in our community, and knowledge of the issues faced by the population served (homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, medical issues, and/or domestic violence).


The People Concern believes that no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household, and our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our agency, which is one of the largest homeless service providers in L.A. County, manages six interim housing facilities, two walk-in service centers, a wellness center offering mental health care, a recuperative care facility, and 18 outreach teams. Last year we provided case management to over 5,700 individuals, and supported over 2,000 in permanent housing. The services we offer include outreach and engagement; mental health care; interim and permanent housing; wellness programming classes and groups; income assistance, including help with management of savings accounts, bill payments, and budgeting; substance abuse, using a Harm Reduction approach; medical care; and domestic violence services, through our Sojourn program.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume to Hayk Makhmuryan at hmakhmuryan@thepeopleconcern.org, along with a brief description of how you would plan to arrange for participants’ art to be exhibited in a participating local gallery. For any questions, email or call Hayk Makhmuryan at the email above or (213) 488-9559 ext 256.