Creative Connections - Interns

Interns are UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts graduate and undergraduate students majoring in Art, Dance, Drama or Music. We are looking for interns who are passionate about teaching, looking for teaching experience and enjoy working with young artists!

Interns are selected via a competitive application process, work with faculty mentors and receive educational training, resources and support from staff and area educators. Project proposals are evaluated based on content and compatibility with the Common Core Standards and the Visual and Performing Arts Standards for the State of California.

Projects and Workshops are developed collaboratively with the Creative Connections Interns, Classroom Educators and UCI Faculty Mentors. Projects provide sustained access to arts education and span an entire school-year.

Please note, we do our best to match the interests of the Interns with the needs of the Educators, because of this, we may not be able to partner all Interns with Educators.

Interns may receive either credit or a stipend for completing a Creative Connections project. The Creative Connections program may be used to fulfill the Major in Education Sciences practicum requirement, and the internship requirement for the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement.

Applications for Interns for the 2016-17 Creative Connections program are no longer being accepted. Applications for the 2017-18 program will be accepted in the spring. 

The 2016-17 project timeline will be:

May 27 Intern Applications Due
September 30 Educator and Intern Application Deadline
October 5 Receive Classroom/Educator Match
October 7 First Intern Training
October Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
November 4 Second Intern Training
November-December Observe Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
Week of January 9 First Lesson in Classroom. Plan/Collaborate/Meet/Reflect
January 27 Third Intern Training
January-May Conduct project in the classroom; at least 2 additional trainings will be held
May 26 End of Year Celebration

Questions? Contact Megan MacDonald at (949)824-8976 or