Careers & Internships


Now accepting applications for internships on a rolling basis.

Commitment: Internships involve a 15 to 30 hour a week commitment. These hours must be accomplished 9-5 Monday-Friday. We prefer that interns are in the office at least two days a week. We also have occassional evening and weekend events. In these cases, interns can deduct hours from your regular weekly schedule to accomodate the extra evening or weekend hours.

Organization Summary:
Free Arts Minnesota inspires hope and builds self-esteem for youth who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse and mental illness, using the healing powers of artistic expression and caring adult mentors.   Over 200 trained volunteers bring arts and mentorship to children living in residential treatment centers, domestic abuse shelters, therapeutic preschools and special school settings throughout Minnesota. 

Individuals may choose from the following terms and are encouraged to do multiple terms per internship.

  • Fall:  September through December
  • Spring:  January through May
  • Summer:  May through August

Job Description:
The Free Arts Intern will work in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment, with true hands-on opportunities. They will assist the Free Arts staff in implementing the program year, fundraising and administration. This could include: Beine a weekly mentor, training development, database upkeep, curriculum development for pre-school through adolescent age groups, organizing and packing supplies for partner facilities and special events, soliciting donations for silent auction and general event assistance.

Secondary responsibilities will include volunteer workshop development, volunteer recruitment, assist with mailings, call local organizations for art supply donations, research new and fresh ideas for volunteer retention and recognition, office and supply room organization and other responsibilities as assigned. All Free Arts internships are tailored to the interests of the intern and the needs of the organization at the time.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Some college, current students welcome.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency.
  • Ability to communicate interests and goals for internship.
  • Passion for the mission of Free Arts Minnesota.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and with a team.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Career goals related to Free Arts Minnesota (non-profit management, program development, youth work, arts program management, psychology, art history, etc.)

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to our Senior Program Coordinator:

Esther Callahan
Free Arts Minnesota
400 1st Ave N, Ste 518
Minneapolis, MN 55401