Arts For Life chapters in Asheville, Durham, and Charlotte are now accepting applications for semester and academic year internships and intensive volunteer positions beginning in Fall 2019.


Deadline for AVL/DUR: Wednesday, July 31st, 5pm

Arts For Life Charlotte is accepting applications on a rolling basis through the summer.


Arts For Life 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. They 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. Interns 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.
Academic-Year Interns and Volunteers dedicate 8-12 hours per week for at least one school semester (Aug-Dec OR Aug-May 2020)

All Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
All grade-levels and all majors are encouraged to apply.
For Academic Year internships, priority will be given to applicants who commit 2 full semesters.

To be considered for an internship, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of three referencesall in one single PDF fileto the Program Director in your preferred chapter (see below).

Use the subject line “Academic Year Internship Application”

Asheville / Mission Children’s Hospital / Annie Rogers /
Charlotte / Levine Children’s Hospital / Sarah Ness /
Durham / Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center / Alison Griffin /
Winston-Salem / Brenner Children’s Hospital / Betsey McLawhorn /


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.