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Having qualified high school and college students assist in bringing SFArtsED programs to children is a fantastic enterprise, in place since 1996. As students themselves, their contributions make the arts all the more relevant and exciting to children. And these young artist teachers, assisting mid career artists, round out their education in the spirit of SFArtsED’s mission: participatory and experiential.
Here’s how it works for all!
SFArtsED SUMMER CAMP INTERNSHIPS
Leading our Summer Camps are Artists-In-Residence and other Artists assisted by both high school and college students. Some of our interns are former SFArtsED Players (who don’t want to leave the dynamic experience of our teaching,) some come from SFArtsED high school and Summer Camp experiences. Others are college students pursuing secondary arts education or high school students in intense studies at the School of the Arts Technical Theater Program. Internships here are both paid and unpaid.
SFArtsED PLAYERS INTERNSHIPS
Most interns here are high school students currently in the School of the Arts (SOTA) Technical Theater Program. They are graded for their teaching-learning, and are also paid for their efforts. Some of these students have been SFArtsED Players themselves; our programs often lead to acceptance into this wonderful San Francisco arts school. From rehearsals to productions, after school to Saturdays, to say they are involved is an understatement!
These student interns build professional caliber sets and costumes, design and run lights and sound, act as Stage Manager and assist backstage. SOTA students perform in these demanding roles in a self-sufficient, responsible manner and end up serving as mentors for the young performers.
SFArtsED ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM INTERNSHIPS
Here, most interns are drawn from local colleges and arts institutes who are in advanced arts studies. They will work with students during the school day, teaching art including dance and music. In our After School Programs, interns assist in giving life and energy as they reinforce the day’s studies through art, working alongside Artists and Artists-in-Residence.
Interns often come from the following secondary schools: San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, Stanford University and the University of San Francisco.