Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Interns
Learn about your community from the inside out by participating in CAP! Internships are for academic credit or a stipend ($250 - $500). Beginning interns are usually placed in Bolton Hill elementary and middle schools and offer 1 - 2 hours per week of art lessons to students during their normal class times.
Other opportunities include running after-school art clubs in community centers, working with senior citizens, and working with non-profit arts organizations. Experienced interns can find their own site and conceive their own projects.
Interns must have a genuine interest in the Baltimore community, a desire to build relationships, and the ability to learn from others. Dependability, commitment, and openness are key prerequisites. Offsite requirements include journaling, composing lesson plans, and attending two of four CAP Professional Development Workshops. The time commitment is 40 - 120 hours of on-site and off-site work per semester.
Recruiting begins in September/January for the semester. For more information, please contact the CAP Office at 410-225-2570.
Foundation Workshop Leaders
Foundation Workshop Leaders help MICA first-year students with their academic and personal success!
Each year, the Division of Student Affairs and the Foundation Program plan a series of workshops that take place in-class to help support students in their personal and academic endeavors. In past years, these workshops included Self Management, Wellness, and Learning about Campus/Baltimore Resources.
Applicants must be comfortable speaking in front of a group of people and be interested in helping foundation students learn necessary skills in their transition to college. This position requires approximately 10-15 hours per semester (includes workshops and meetings with the coordinator and faciltators).
Foundation Workshop Leaders are compensated with a $150 stipend per semester. Applications will be available in March and interviews will be held in April. For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 410-225-2422.
Peer Career Advisors (PCAs)
Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) are undergraduate students who provide pivotal services for the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. The position involves program planning as well as presentations in classes and workshops, and also attendance at some major events (e.g. Parent & Family Weekend, Major Café, Do What You Love Week, Internship + Career Fair). PCA's will present at "Internship Info Sessions," "Resume & Cover Letter Sessions," and focus on their own Career Development project or program, which will vary based on their interests and talents. Examples might include gathering information from professors or peers in a certain art-related field, or planning a program/blog/workshop to share with the student body. PCA's are trained in the basics of the Career Development Library and other topics that are frequently addressed by students.
PCA's typically hold their position for more than one academic year, not to exceed two years. This is discussed and decided mutually during an end of year review. Historically, they have been invited back or invited to continue the following academic year(s).