Offered Internships

All internships are subject to change each semester; please review before applying. ACT internships are unpaid; however, we are able to work with work-study programs. If you have any questions about our internships, please direct them to the appropriate staff person listed in the description.

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is best for you.

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Complete the application word doc file below to let us know your availability, education, experience, and references.

Submit your application to the corresponding staff member.

Email your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to the staff member listed in the internship description.

Art Programs Intern

(2-3 available per semester)

The Art Programs Intern will have the opportunity to assist ACT’s Program staff with all facets of youth and adult programming: art project planning, heading up one-time events, setting up and cleaning up the studio, assisting the teaching artist, working with students, guiding volunteers and potentially overseeing a weekly art class.  

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented 

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 

Duties & Educational Opportunities 

  • Program assistance and oversight; including prepping materials, heavy lifting, setting up the studio, tear down of materials and studio furniture, project/lesson creation

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials to promote events

  • Participate in recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations

  • Office administrative assistance

  • Reports to: Program Coordinator or Program Director

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

"I enjoyed that the staff really takes the time to get to know you by asking little questions here and there about your life."

- Ross 

"I loved working in an inclusive, creative, and developmental environment. In my time at ACT, I was able to meet a variety of people and create relationships within the community through ACT's events and programming."

- Sarah  

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ACT. I felt privileged to work with such a wonderful team of people working towards such admirable and inclusive goals. My time at ACT has had a huge impact on my life. I feel like I have a clearer idea of what my future may hold since adding these experiences to my memory log."

- Danny

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

 
Community Programs & Events Intern

(2-3 available per semester)

The Community Programs & Events Intern will have the opportunity to assist the Creative Cube Coordinator in all aspects of programming and event planning associated with ACT’s Community Programs; planning creative and accessible art activities, working with students and visitors, guiding volunteers, and assisting with set-up and tear-down for events.

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented 

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 

Duties & Educational Opportunities 

  • Support for small and large community events including ACT Open Studios, programs at partner organizations, events around Grand Rapids, and more

  • Opportunities to lead various aspects of programs and events from start to finish and/or support Coordinator in execution

  • Program assistance and oversight; prepping materials, project/lesson creation

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials to promote events

  • Participate in recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations

  • Office administrative assistance

  • Reports to: Creative Cube Coordinator

 

"Artists Creating Together has been life changing for me. I had the opportunity to empower youth and adults who have disabilities by using art and music. The staff at ACT are beyond passionate about this mission, putting in endless hours, finding equipped and impactful teaching artists, and provide amazing experiences for individuals around Kent County to create! The advice I'd give to a future intern- get out of your comfort zone, stretch yourself and learn to love others better with this experience." 

 

- Miranda

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

Creative Cube Intern

(1-2 available per semester)

The Creative Cube Intern will have the opportunity to assist the Creative Cube Coordinator in all aspects of programming and event planning associated with ACT’s Creative Cube; planning creative and accessible art activities, working with students and visitors to the Creative Cube, guiding volunteers, and assisting with set-up and tear-down for Creative Cube events. 

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented 

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 

Duties & Educational Opportunities 

  • Event support for small and large Creative Cube events (varies by semester) – opportunities to lead various aspects of the events from start to finish and/or support Creative Cube Coordinator in execution

  • Program assistance and oversight; prepping materials, heavy lifting, setting up tearing down The Creative Cube, project/lesson creation

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials to promote events

  • Participate in recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations

  • Office administrative assistance

  • Reports to: Creative Cube Coordinator

"I think my favorite thing about ACT has been being a part of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into planning and executing such meaningful programs. It's inspiring to see how many people are positively impacted by a little bit of DIY and a whole lot of teamwork from the ACT staff and supporters." 

Kylie

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

Development & Event Planning Intern

(1-2 available per semester)

The Development & Event Planning Intern will have the opportunity to provide hands-on office & development support and assist in planning and executing ACT’s fundraising events.

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented 

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 

Duties & Educational Opportunities 

  • Event support for small and large fundraising events (varies by semester) – opportunities to lead various aspects of the events from start to finish and/or support Advancement Director in execution

  • Assist with gift entry into donor database

  • Contribute content to social media platforms and ideas for promotional materials to promote events

  • Participate in recruitment of volunteers to support events and event preparations

  • Reports to: Advancement Director

 

As ACT is a small non-profit organization, there is an “all hands on deck” mentality and additional duties may arise.

"After graduating college I was looking for a way to give back to the community and gain some new experiences. When I found ACT, I knew it was the perfect fit. I have met so many amazing people and have had a great time working with the students and staff." 

Tyler 

"I loved helping plan ACT's Auction. I have learned so much about nonprofits, fundraising, and event planning. I enjoy interacting with the volunteers and donors; I love how passionate everyone is about ACT's mission." 

Karley

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

Nonprofit Administration Intern

(1-2 available per semester)

The Nonprofit Administration Intern will have the opportunity to support ACT in a variety of areas. This internship is intended to offer a broader educational experience of nonprofit administration, including fund development, financial admin, organizational planning, and art classes.

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented 

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities

  • Experience working with diverse populations; understands importance of communications that reflect both diverse representation and inclusivity

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) 

Duties & Educational Opportunities-- this position can be tailored to a candidate’s interests within the following: 

  • Assisting with volunteer recruitment, orientation sessions, and other correspondence

  • Database entry support for donations and donor interactions

  • Assisting with financial deposit preparation and/or drafting donation receipts

  • Assistance with mailings, outreach materials, and social media content creation

  • Supporting programs and events as needed

  • Reports to: Advancement Director

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

"I love ACT and all of the amazing people I had the opportunity to work with! I was able to learn so many great things that will help me in the future. My internship at ACT is a unique opportunity that I'm so thankful for."

-Bailey

"While working with the drummers and choir, I experienced first hand ways of how music can be introduced and taught to people with disabilities, and also how this can be brought to community exposure. While working with staff on large events and administrative work, there were endless possibilities to ask questions, to anyone in the organization and I always felt comfortable doing so. I also really enjoyed the positive office environment."

Ryan 

"My experience at ACT was filled with new relationships, valuable work experiences, and pure joy. I will walk away from my internship with a new set of skills as well as a fresh perspective on life that I gained through interactions with students at ACT. Every day spent at ACT was fulfilling and meaningful. You can see the impact ACT has on the community and I am grateful I could be a part of it."

Sarah

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

Social Media & Marketing Intern

(1-2 available per semester)

The Social Media & Marketing Intern will have the opportunity to support ACT’s social media presence and other community outreach.  

 

Time 

10-25 hours/week (consistent weekly schedule, with some exceptions for special events) 

 

Preferred hours include: 

  • Generally between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday 

  • Monday or Tuesday evening until 8pm 

  • Flexibility for pre-planned special events during weeknights and weekends 

 

Skills & Characteristics 

  • Reliable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented

  • Previous experience with Facebook and Instagram

  • Website design and content creation a plus

  • Passionate about the mission of ACT; the arts/cultural community and offering programs to people with disabilities

  • Experience working with diverse populations; understands importance of communications that reflect both diverse representation and inclusivity

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Duties & Educational Opportunities 

  • Management of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)

  • Website maintenance, improvements, and enhancements

  • Graphic design – print and digital materials

  • Creating content for newsletters, press releases, website, and social media

  • Assisting with programming; one class per week

  • Reports to: Program Outreach Coordinator

 

"I loved having the opportunity to get involved with ACT through their internship program. Their organization has such a positive impact on the West Michigan community, and being a part of that was very rewarding."

 

 - Laura

"I loved getting to work with people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. Through my internship, I was able to learn more about the Grand Rapids community and gain valuable work experience. ACT never felt like work, but like a family!" 
 

 - Hannah

"My experience here has been very rewarding. I have learned so much within the last month. I have taken part in a lot of volunteer work in other countries. It is nice to intern for an organization that helps those in their own community and has strong values. ACT is an organization that truly cares about others and does a lot of good for the West Michigan community."

Isabel 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to:

This opportunity is unpaid. Academic credit available.

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