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Inter-Arts Internship Program Reengages Taos High School Students

  • Local Champion: Taos Center for Arts
  • Date Funded: June 5, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $21,500

Taos High School recently transitioned to a ‘Flex Fridays’ model, meaning students no longer have classroom instruction on Fridays. The goal of this shift was to give students time to work independently, get extra academic support if needed, and pursue enrichment projects like internships. However, a lack of local internship opportunities meant many students spent up to eight unstructured hours in the school cafeteria each Friday, playing on their phones or laptops.

A staff member at Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) reached out to LOR with a solution: recruit Taos-based organizations to offer internship opportunities and launch a paid “inter-arts” internship program focused on arts, culture, and technology. LOR’s funding will provide intern stipends for up to thirty students and enable organizers to market the new program to prospective business partners and participants—giving students a chance to gain valuable professional work experience and helping local arts and culture organizations to access affordable in-office support while positively impacting the community.

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