The Studio Arts Mentor program is a paid internship for undergraduate Studio Art majors, which provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience teaching and working with high school students. There is a strict Financial Aid Qualification for this program: students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less.

In the spring, Studio Arts Mentors start supporting an experienced teaching artist and teaching assistant to implement the Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP), an apprenticeship program for high school students (ages 16-18) who are learning to teach visual art to children in New York City camps. Mentors shadow the teaching artist for two to three classes to learn about effective art instruction and lesson plan writing. Mentors will document apprenticeship training classes through taking photos, videos, and writing a detailed synopsis of the class, activities, and learning process.

In the summer, Arts Mentors help support and guide the teen apprentices as well as co-teach art classes in the summer camps. Arts Mentors help administer the program by identifying problems as they arise, submit daily updates, and document the program’s success. They also help supervise high school students on field trips to museums and galleries and learn to facilitate discussions about arts learning and engagement. By providing guidance and support to the high school students, they serve as role models; therefore, they must be professional at all times and maintain high standards of personal conduct.

The ideal candidate for this program is:

  • Creative and flexible
  • Interested in learning about how to teach art
  • Comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups
  • Committed to serving as a mentor to high school students
  • Well organized.

Program Details

  • Mentors earn $20/hour.
  • The 2022 Studio Arts Mentors assist the apprenticeship program training on Thursdays and/ or Saturdays from May 19 or 26 to June 4. During this time, Studio Arts Mentors will work up to 6 hours per week.
  • The 2022 Studio Arts Mentors summer program runs from July 5 to August 19. In the summer, Arts Mentors work approximately 25 hours per week.
  • Week of July 5 – Mentors begin a 4-day intensive training to prepare them for their supervisory and teaching assignments.
  • Week of July 11 – Mentors begin their oversight responsibilities of the high school students at camps located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. (Start dates vary by camp.)
  • The program includes intensive studio art instruction, possible field trips to local art schools and/or museums, and practice teaching sessions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring high school art instructors
  • Teaching art classes at summer camps
  • Supervising site visits to camps in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan
  • Assisting the artists by preparing materials and modeling clean up procedures for students
  • Managing administrative reports and record keeping (e.g., student observations, weekly timesheet approvals)
  • Documenting the program by drafting social media online posts and photographing students teaching in summer camps creating art
  • Completing a written final report.

Program Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • A declared Studio Art major or BFA student
  • A full-time undergraduate student, currently a sophomore or junior
  • Eligible to work in the United States without a visa
  • Residents of New York City or currently attending a school in New York City.

Financial Aid Qualification: Students should have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the most recent academic year. Their Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less. Candidates will submit their SAR as a PDF document along with their cover letter, resume, and transcript. Students who do not meet this qualification will not be considered for an interview.

For more information about the Summer 2022 Studio Arts Mentors program contact: tap@studioinst.org.

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:   
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3)  Be a resident and/or attend college in Boston (or the surrounding area inside Route 128).

Materials required for submission:
    1) Cover Letter
    2) Resume
    3) Copy of Transcript
    4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:   
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3)  Be a resident and/or attend college in Philadelphia.

Materials required for submission:
    1) Cover Letter
    2) Resume
    3) Copy of Transcript
    4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3) Be a resident of Chicago, and/or attend college in Chicago.

Materials required for submission:
  1) Cover Letter
  2) Resume
  3) Copy of Transcript
  4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3) Be a resident of Memphis, and/or attend college in Memphis.

Materials required for submission:
 1) Cover Letter
 2) Resume
 3) Copy of Transcript
 4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3) Be a resident of and/or attend college in the city of Baltimore, or the immediately surrounding area (see fields below for eligible towns and schools).

Materials required for submission:
 1) Cover Letter
 2) Resume
 3) Copy of Transcript
 4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:

1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.

2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.

3) Be a resident of New York City, and/or attend college in New York City (New York City is defined as within the five boroughs: the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island).

Materials required for submission:
   1) Cover Letter
   2) Resume
   3) Copy of Transcript
   4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3) Be a resident of Providence County, RI and/or attend college in Providence County, RI.

Materials required for submission:
   1) Cover Letter
   2) Resume
   3) Copy of Transcript
   4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

To be eligible for Arts Intern, you must:
1) Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). A sample copy of this page can be found here.
2) Be a full-time junior or senior as of Fall 2022, pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
3) Be a resident of and/or attend college in Cleveland or Cleveland's Inner Ring Suburbs.

Materials required for submission:
1) Cover Letter
2) Resume
3) Copy of Transcript
4) EFC page of your SAR

Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. You will forward this confirmation email, along with your cover letter, resume, and transcript to the email at the bottom of each position in which you are interested, with the subject "Arts Intern 2022 Approved Application."

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