Studio Institute

Community Engagement Intern

Zygote Press -- Community Engagement Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will be working directly with artists and members of the community. This summer Zygote will be participating in La Placita, an outdoor festival in the Clark/Fulton neighborhood. There are three La Placita events scheduled, June 15th, July 20th and August 17th. The Intern will participate in the June 15th festival with Zygote staff. Then the Intern will be tasked with coordinating the July 20th event. They will be charged with scheduling volunteers and staff to work the event, commission an artist to create an image to be printed at the event, order and prep all supplies and setting up, running and breaking down the activity after the event.  

The Intern needs to be able to manage multiple tasks. As an employee of a grassroots non-profit you wear many hats. The Intern will be asked to research info from residency structures at other arts organizations to community partners and programs. The position will be split, meaning that there will be administrative work as well as hands on art activities and working directly with the community. The Intern must be able to work with spreadsheets, be able to find their way around different social media marketing platforms and have great customer service skills. The Intern must be willing to learn and then be comfortable taking that knowledge and teaching others in a community setting.

Projects Include:
- Work on the La Placita series of summer outdoor events
- Coordinate an entire event for the Press independently, utilizing skills learned throughout the summer
- Work on all aspects of event coordination and management at a small non-profit

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the
Inner Ring Suburbs. 
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Stephanie Kluk at