Apply for Summer Internships!

Each summer,  40–50 youth interns join Youth Art Exchange to learn new skills, work with professional artists, get job skills, collaborate with fellow interns, and build stronger connections to local communities. Are you one of our future summer stars?

We’re looking for dedicated, passionate, creative San Francisco public high school students to work in the following tracks:

For a sneak peek at our Traditional Percussion program, check out this film made by our 2016 Filmmaking interns:


Applications are due no later than Monday, May 15th at 5PM. Learn more and apply here!

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Faculty Artist
: Kali Gordon

Reimagining the space around you, and creating something that shifts the way people interact in that space is an incredibly powerful process for anyone. In this internship you will get paid to learn fundamental design and building skills and use them to create a small architectural project that explores new ways to occupy public space: encouraging people to linger and play, facilitating interaction, and improving our city.

Faculty Artist: Matthew Brown

Filmmaking empowers young artists by allowing them to combine visuals and sound to express their point of view. Our summer internship is an intensive course introducing the basics of filmmaking using dedicated video cameras, professional lighting and editing equipment. Interns will work independently and together to produce short films. For their final project, each student will create a portfolio ready short video piece that expresses their creative voice and showcases their technical skill.

Faculty Artist: Hyeyoon Song

Our printmaking engages young artists in learning how to create and print their own designs using multiple printmaking techniques including screenprinting and relief printing. In partnership with the Mission Cultural Center’s Mission Grafica, our young printmakers work in a professional print shop to collaborate with community partners around creating images to support issues and campaigns, as well as develop individual pieces to share (and sell!).

Faculty Artist: Alfie Macias + guest artists from SFJazz

Music moves us all, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a professional percussionist, you should consider applying to this internship. As a percussion intern, you will gain experience in identifying and understanding different musical genres, their origins and cultural significance (Cuban, Brazilian, American Jazz, Pop and more). In this internship, you will get a chance to learn from professional musicians from SFJAZZ. You will learn what it takes to be a professional musician, work with other performers, and learn and maintain instruments.

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