“I have been thinking a lot recently about how glad I am that I came to ESMoA when I did, because it seriously reinvigorated my desire to actually create stuff myself.” Molly Curtis, Summer Camp 2015 Intern
Mychal’s/ESMoA Internship Program
The Mychal’s/ESMoA Internship Program is a seven-month long internship opportunity that collaborates with individuals with developmental delays from Mychal’s Learning Place “Path to Independence” Adult Day program. This unique internship gives exposure to the inner-workings of the art laboratory, as Interns work closely with ESMoA Education Specialists. Interns greet students and distribute art materials, conduct research about artwork currently on view for ESMoA Experiences, construct a visual arts portfolio, visit arts and cultural institutions in and around Los Angeles, and acquire skills to co-facilitate a gallery discussion with school groups about an artwork. At the conclusion of their internship, Mychal’s/ESMoA Interns receive a Certificate of Completion and a letter of reference which they can use for employment opportunities.
Other Internship opportunities at ESMoA
ESMoA is pleased to offer learning opportunities for high-school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate candidates to intern throughout the year on a case by case basis. Based on a system of mentorship, the internships enable participants to understand how an art laboratory operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals. Credit can be arranged with schools or college/universities.
Past internships have included in-depth explorations with Summer Camp @ ESMoA, Teen programming, Family programming, and development. We’re interested in working with highly motivated and self-guided candidates with an interest in visual arts, museum education, fundraising, marketing, and design.
All candidates are welcome to submit a resume and cover letter, outlining learning goals and objectives, to [email protected] with ‘Internship’ in the subject line.
Interns must undergo a background check to participate in the program.