Employer: Franklin County Detention Center
Internship Number: 544
Internship Title: Art Rehabilitation and Community Organizer
Location: Farmington, Maine
Period of Engagement: Each Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
 Description of the Internship:
The Franklin County Detention Center is seeking student interns to assist with its “Inside Out:  Self-Expression and Building Community Awareness” project.

The foundation of this work is entwined with the premise that change is possible as individuals take full responsibility for their actions and deeds.  Art work can reflect this process as inmates focus on issues such as addiction, domestic violence, and other behaviors that have led to incarceration.  Utilizing a Recovery-Based model, individuals are empowered to make sustainable changes that can positively impact their lives and ultimately their community.

This project seeks to build community awareness through art displays and sales as it allows opportunity for incarcerated citizens to establish a positive place in community.

 Responsibilities:
The student intern will:

  • Work on-site with (Volunteer) Expressive Art Therapist and Director of Education to develop program
  • Explore building sustainable community partnership (administrative details, physical locale, financial considerations, etc.)
  • Recruit local artists to participate/instruct/advise
  • Explore possibility of affiliations with non-profits for future grant funding

It is anticipated that the intern would work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates must:

  • Be at a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior level
  • Have an interest in combining social work with business development
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work independently with direction
  • Be reliable
  • Be willing to learn and receive feedback
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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