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LEAP Academy University Charter School (LEAP) serves students – from infancy to grade 12 – in Camden, NJ. LEAP provides a college preparatory education with an academic focus on the STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology) content areas. The instructional program is anchored in multi-disciplinary collaborations and supported by opportunities for students to engage in active, integrated and self-directed learning across grade levels.

LEAP’s educational philosophy has maintained a sharp focus on ensuring college preparation and completion for African American and Latino students, while addressing the persistent challenge of bridging the achievement gap that keeps too many African Americans and Latinos from successfully completing college degrees.

About the internship:

LEAP Academy has a Gala Art Internship opportunity. The intern will provide art projects with instructions that would be auctioned off at the Gala in December to fund The Rutgers University Alfredo Santiago and Gloria Bonilla Santiago Endowed Scholarship. In the past artwork has been portraits of famous humanitarians, actors, singers, or self-portraits.  There have been pottery, 3D masks, and other paintings that were created by students in grades 6-12th grades. 

The intern would provide programming 2xs per week (Monday through Friday) from 3:15 to 5:30 on the LEAP Campus, 549 Cooper Street.  The start date would be September 11, 2023, and end December 8, 2023.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide several ideas for art projects
  • Timeline for art projects – by stages and completion dates
  • Oversee the artwork and ensure that students stay on task
  • Be able to model skills to complete projects
  • The goal is to provide as many pieces as possible to be offered up for auction at the Gala in December. 


  • Ability to provide lesson plans
  • Oversee project-based projects
  • Ability to provide instruction to students in grades 6-8
  • High energy
  • Organized
  • Provide background check