Creative Industries Internship

Application Deadline April 2nd


This 90 hour project-based summer internship exposes high school students to the local professional sector and engages the next generation in the evolving cultural capitol of our city. 


Explore careers in the arts.

Create bold, collaborative artwork.

Meet new friends and arts professionals.

Learn industry tools you can use to begin your creative career.


The Colorado creative sector is refreshingly innovative and growing exponentially. This internship provides access to art, people and professional practices to get you started in a creative career. Today's artists work at the intersection of digital and analog, play and work, individual and collective experience, etc. During this time of unprecedented social unrest and unfiltered access to information communities are mobilizing and artists play a unique role. Our interns learn to navigate both private and public sector arts organizations, develop professional networks, communicate persuasively and collaborate in designing innovative art that reflects their values.From RFP to Prototype Development and Design Pitch, interns dive into the creative process during this innovative summer program.


Leaders in the arts use their voices to create impact. This internship is for Denver's future creative leaders.


July 9 - 27, 2018

10 am - 4 pm

Youth Ages 16-21



"This was a month long professional and career building experience. Through working with the CVA and Goodwill I was able to expand my networks and career opportunities, which will be key in my professional future."


 "This is not merely a great opportunity for youth, but especially in my son's case, the program has allowed him to expand his creative talent and takes significant steps that impact his development and provide tools to raise above his challenges, all in a wonderfully supportive environment."