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Tierra del Sol Foundation
9919 Sunland Blvd.
DescriptionAbout our Foundation: Tierra del Sol Foundation began 40 years ago in Sunland, California and has grown into a recognized leader in developing innovative, accredited services enabling adults with developmental disabilities to realize their greatest human potential. Tierra del Sol helps more than 500 people across Los Angeles County overcome cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral challenges resulting from developmental disability.
Internship Description: The art studio of Tierra del Sol operates with the belief that creativity and artistic expression are not limited to physical or developmental challenges. Tierra provides a studio artist workspace, materials, instruction and a wide variety of media to explore. Artists choose their own subject matter and media, to best enhance their visual intent. Each artist brings to the studio diverse experiences, backgrounds and skill levels. By encouraging them to find their own style, these artists enter a visual dialogue and share the language of visual arts.
• Work directly with clients in the art studio led by a professional instructor
• Develop professional practices applied through portfolio preparation, marketing strategies, and exhibition development
• Support individual learning programs that foster creativity and artistic expression
• Assist with art events, installation, and exhibition of art works
• Assist in preparing educational materials and classroom organization tasks
• Facilitate client self- advocacy and choice making opportunities.
What you’ll gain by interning at Tierra: Tierra del Sol Foundation is a wonderful environment filled with welcoming and compassionate personnel. As a Tierra del Sol intern you will learn to develop art activities conducive to learning, curriculum implementation, and how to work with a variety of people with special needs. Our interns develop new skills, more confidence, and a greater understanding of special needs education, invaluable personal and professional development. Not only will you acquire an eclectic skill set, but you will also have an entry on your CV or résumé that will put you ahead most others in the job market.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately by emailing a resume to Patricia Bitar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Art Studio Internship ” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
RequirementsRequirements: Applicants must have an affable disposition and an interest in helping adults with developmental disabilities. Intern should demonstrate an interest in the arts and creative expression. All Interns are required to be enrolled in an accredited university and complete and pass background check and TB test, both provided by Tierra.
A 3- 6-month minimum commitment is required. Intern will be expected to work between 15-20 hours a week during Tierra del Sol’s operation hours.This is an unpaid internship, but Tierra del Sol Foundation is amenable to accommodate your school’s internship or fieldwork credit requirements.