Connected to Culture, Inc.’s (C2C) mission is to build a stronger Black & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) community through cultural exchange. The organization provides tech-enabled tools and resources that will better position creators and makers of African descent to connect with the Diaspora. Through digital literacy, online collaboration, story-telling and travel, Connected to Culture, Inc bridges the gap between the Motherland and the Diaspora.
The Come C2C program intern helps the organization reach its goals by conducting tours and providing educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families). Our program interns are passionate with a strong interest in social justice, youth development and digital equity for a unique hybrid opportunity to support the administrative, teaching artist staff as well as students of Connected to Culture. Interns must be enthusiastic, cheerful, and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the organization.
C2C invites upper-level undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and with a strong interest in African American culture and digital equity.
- Complete introductory training with education staff, study selected readings, and shadow other guides on tours to guide knowledge and skills in leading groups.
- Conduct tours for school groups and other groups by greeting groups and leading interactive tours.
- Lead regular public tours on select days (including weekends).
- Help conduct evaluation of the groups and tours.
- Assist education staff with programs.
- Assist education staff with exhibition and artist research.
- 3rd or 4th-year Interdisciplinary Humanities student (college level) preferred; can include (but is not limited to) majors/minors such as American Studies, African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Cultural Anthropology, Communication, English, History, Journalism/Strategic Media, and Sociology.
- Dependable and punctual
- Minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 hours per week; a mutually agreeable schedule will be determined in conversation with the organization
- Possible course credit can be negotiated with University departmental supervisor
- Experience using tablets and mobile for a variety of tasks, particularly photography and videography
- Competency in Google suite applications including Docs, Sheets, and Gmail
- A background check is required