Are you a Bay Area youth (13-19 years old) looking to join a community of artists, poets, and leaders that will change the world? Well, look no further. We are officially accepting applications for SPOKES – our Youth Advisory Board and paid internship program. Each year, we invite up to 16 remarkable young people to be part of SPOKES.
Not only are SPOKES members the public face of Youth Speaks, but they receive artistic and leadership development that prepares them to be leaders in their school, community, and the world at large. From producing Under-21 Open Mics to powering festivals like Life is Living, SPOKES members will have unforgettable experiences that impact their lives forever.
2019-2020 SPOKES Youth Advisory Board Application
SPOKES is the Youth Advisory Board of Youth Speaks. They are the decision makers, vision bearers, and spirit of what Youth Speaks does. SPOKES is a cohort of young leaders from all over the Bay Area who have love for their community and passion in their craft. If you or a young person you know wants an internship where they can grow as artists, curators, community organizers, then tell them to apply for SPOKES!
SPOKES is a paid position from September 2019 – June 2020 to work directly with Youth Speaks (15-20 hours per month depending on the amount of programming) on curating and hosting open mics, powering large events like Life is Living, and building community with the SPOKES Cohort.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY JULY 21ST by 5PM
NOTIFICATION TIMELINE: EARLY AUGUST
If you have any questions about our SPOKES internship, you can contact Sarah O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gretchen Carvajal at email@example.com