Internships

Now accepting applicants for
Internships and Intensive Volunteer roles

in all chapters.


To be considered for an internship/ intensive volunteer position, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses)all in one single PDF fileto the Program Director in your preferred chapter (see below).

Use the subject line “Summer-” or “Academic Year Application”


Due Dates for SUMMER 2020*

Arts For Life @ Duke Children’s Hospital,
DURHAM: MARCH 6TH, 2020
Arts For Life @ Brenner Children’s Hospital,
WINSTON-SALEM: MARCH 15TH, 2020

Arts For Life @ Levine Children’s,
CHARLOTTE: APRIL 1ST, 2020
Arts For Life @ Mission Children’s Hospital,
ASHEVILLE: APRIL 1ST, 2020

*ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE
DUE BY 5PM ON GIVEN DATE.


Due Dates for FALL 2020*

Arts For Life @ Duke Children’s Hospital,
DURHAM: MAY 15TH, 2020
Arts For Life @ Brenner Children’s Hospital,
WINSTON-SALEM: MAY 15TH, 2020
Arts For Life @ Levine Children’s,
CHARLOTTE: MAY 15TH, 2020
Arts For Life @ Mission Children’s Hospital,
ASHEVILLE: JUNE 1ST, 2020

*ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE
DUE BY 5PM ON GIVEN DATE.


All Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
University students, graduates, post-graduates and non-traditional applicants are encouraged to apply.
For Academic Year internships, priority will be given to applicants who dedicate 2 full semesters.

Chapter contacts 

Asheville / Mission Children’s Hospital / Annie Rogers / annie@artsforlifenc.org
Charlotte / Levine Children’s Hospital / Sarah Ness / sarah@artsforlifenc.org
Durham / Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center / Alison Griffin / alison@artsforlifenc.org
Winston-Salem / Brenner Children’s Hospital / Betsey McLawhorn / betsey@artsforlifenc.org


Winston-Salem ONLY: Interns who would like to earn academic credit are required to cover the cost of their background check + health screenings. This can range from $95 – $400 (over $100 if you’ve had residency in multiple states or have multiple/married names). Arts For Life is happy to subsidize these costs for Pell Grant-eligible students; must present documentation. 

Durham ONLY:
University students must have completed their freshman year to apply. A full Academic-Year commitment is required.

About Internships & Intensive Volunteer Postions


Summer interns/ intensive volunteers dedicate
up to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks (May-August)

Academic year interns/ intensive volunteers dedicate
up to 15 hours per week for at least one academic semester.


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Interns and intensive volunteers:

  • gain hands-on experience teaching pediatric patients and family members of all ages and abilities at our Art Tables and Bedside Studios.
  • are regularly included in curriculum support, community outreach, lesson preparation, art kit development, and facilitating special events and workshops.
  • receive direct, proactive support from experienced Arts For Life staff.
  • are trained extensively and evaluated regularly, and leave our programs with the skills necessary to thrive in a wide variety of educational and professional settings.
  • are a vital part of our programs. Interns help us to provide thousands of additional hours of active arts engagement to our young artists across the state.