ArtWorks: Internships in the Arts

Hired to Create. Inspired to Succeed.

ArtWorks is a paid internship in the arts program for high school students (9th-12th grade). We hire students to work across art sectors to flex their creative muscles and learn essential career skills while making and producing works of art. Students can apply for internships in the following areas: visual art, dance and theatre, music production, creative writing, animation, film, and architecture. Interns work under the guidance of a professional artist and Arts for Learning staff and report to work at either our Lewis Arts Studio or the Koubek Center.

Our ArtWorks Summer Internship program is a six-week paid internship taking place June – July, focused on the arts. Interns work alongside a professional artists in an artistic discipline of their choice to create works of art, while learning key workforce development skills. Program runs Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Additionally, we offer ArtWorks Internships during the Fall and Spring for Visual Arts.

Available Internships

Creative Writing
Music Production
Visual Art


Interns will be paid $12.00/hour. Interns will receive payment for up to 180 hours of work during the six-week program. 

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • For current 9th – 12th graders only; must be at least 14 years old to apply.
  • Must be a Florida resident and meet I9 work eligibility requirements.
  • Non-residents may receive community service credit hours.
  • No prior arts experience is necessary, but applicants should have a strong interest in the arts and a willingness to learn in a diverse setting.

Applications are now being accepted for ArtWorks Summer 2024!


For more information, please contact Program Director, Ivy S. Bennett, [email protected] or (305) 576-1212 ext. 136.

The ArtWorks Internship program is generously supported by The Jonathan D and Mark C. Lewis Foundation and The Sacha Fund.

“ArtWorks was very helpful to me as I prepared to enter my senior year…I learned to network and communicate with all kinds of people. As an artist, ArtWorks helped me to come out of my shell and yearn to experience new things.”

“I have grown personally and professionally. Preparing for and performing in our showcase was amazing. After the show, my mom had tears in her eyes and it made me feel so warm when she stated, ‘I am so proud of you, you really have grown.’ Those words meant everything to me.”

“In the beginning of the program, I was shy and I lacked self-confidence and passion for what I produced. This program has enriched my communication skills, confidence and motivation. I am definitely not the same person I was when I first came, I’m better.”

“On the first day I was terrified, and now I feel that I have been here forever. I really don’t want it to end. Every moment here has changed me and made me more confident and a more comfortable person.”

“The overall experience was amazing. I loved collaborating not only with other visual artists but with the other Co-ops too.”

“I loved being in the program because I learned more about myself, my art and skills such as communication, risk taking, and professionalism.”

“I’ve come out of my shell and allowed myself to take chances. This program is something that I feel will help me in the future. This program has not only helped me academically, but outside of this, I now have friends and supporters that encourage me and help me find my way.”

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