Neighborhood Studios Offers Paid Internships in the Arts for Teens this Summer

The Neighborhood Studios program, presented by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, is looking for applicants for its 2019 six-week paid internships programs held in the summer for students ages 14-18.  Application deadline is extended to Friday, April 12.

The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Write to the Point, a creative writing program of workshops and sessions at Twain’s historic home.  Students projects explore the role of place in a writer’s work through poetry, nonfiction and museum exhibition.  Two final projects include performance of original poetry and prose, and a group museum exhibit.

Other studios: SNAP! Photography at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture; Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Artists Collective; Make a Scene at TheaterWorks; Breakdancing Shakespeare at Hartford Stage; and eye on video at Real Art Ways.

Here is some feedback from some of last year’s Write to the Point student interns and parents:

  • “I learned what a writing career could look like and how to promote my work.”
  • “The most memorable thing I remember was how inspired I had felt when I first wrote in the house.”
  • “I like a lot of it: Meeting other apprentices, working in the Twain house, the status of being an apprentice, the encouragement in getting a career in the arts.”
  • “Dr. Golden & both Master Teaching Artists Victoria Nordlund & Danielle Pieratti provided a supportive, enriching environment for my daughter and the other apprentices to hone their skills. Being at Mark Twain was a wonderful experience for her – I am amazed at her growth in creativity and the maturity of her writing in just 6 weeks!”
  • “I think this program is an excellent program and allows students to gain new perspective of what the community has to offer.”
  • “Very satisfied with the program. Elliana comes home and shares with us her day what she is currently working on. I see the excitement. Overall, I am happy with the program.”


Information and application.