Youth Arts Group Summer Internship

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Our summer internships last 10 weeks, from the beginning of June through the middle of August, and offer a one-week vacation, housing and a paid stipend. The internship for Summer 2024 will last from June 3-August 9.

If you are interested, send us a cover letter and a resume to

For more information, call: YAG Coordinator Andres Chamorro at (845) 518-9210.

Youth Arts Group Summer Internship

Program description:

The Youth Arts Group of Rural & Migrant Ministry is looking for interns to work with participants as they develop their leadership skills for social justice. The Youth Arts Group (YAG) is a group of some 20 high school students from around the mid-Hudson that uses the arts to bring about systemic change in the issues that affect their lives.  In recent years, members have focused on such issues as:

Racism in the schools

Farmworker justice

Immigration issues

The group has received national attention, and travels from time to time to New York City, Western New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C.

Some program logistics:

YAG members meet as a group every Friday night from 5 pm to 8 pm. This year, our meetings are taking place at Rural & Migrant Ministry’s Grail campus, located at 119 Duncan Ave, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520. In the meetings, we discuss social and political problems, developing our own community of shared experience and empowerment to shape our lives. We explore ways to develop projects that educate and inspire action for change. Interns and the YAG Coordinator assist with transportation for our members.

Job description:

This is highly rewarding, but demanding position requires the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with transportation of YAG teen members to weekly meetings.
  • Nurture leadership.
  • Assist with recruitment process.
  • Gather stories of the impact of YAG from alums.
  • Assist with the planning process for our annual YEP retreat.
  • Facilitate committee meetings. The intern will help to guide and supervise teens as they develop their leadership skills.
  • The intern will work closely with a committee of YAG teen members who will be helping to organize a project/event.
  • Coordinate the different tasks of the project/event, such as fundraising, publicity, finding a space for the event, setting agenda, and other logistics.
  • Meet with YAG Coordinator once a week to discuss progress, needs, etc.


  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (lots of driving).
  • Desire to work with teens in the area of social change.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Available for a late afternoon/evenings once a week and some Friday afternoons/nights (4 pm–11 pm).