Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh

"This experience was much more interactive on my part than I had imagined. Before camp started, I thought that I would be supervising activities among the campers and mostly making sure nothing got out of hand. In reality, I was very involved with the campers and got to know a lot of them personally, which was really cool. I also didn’t expect volunteering at film camp to be a hugely impactful experience, but I was very wrong. I feel that this experience had a huge impact on me, and perhaps even changed me as a person to be more patient and understanding. "
 
7604 Charleston Avenue 
Swissvale, PA 15218
 
Contact Person: Carolyn Hare, carolynkhare@gmail.com, 412.848.9355
 
Areas of Interest:
Grant Writing and/or Direct practice in working with children and adults with autism and related disorders:  Clinical Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Filmmaking or related fields
 
Who we are:
The Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh was developed to support the creative expression of adolescents and young adults with autism in an inclusive setting, with therapeutic support alongside industry professionals.  Its flagship program is Pittsburgh’s Joey Travolta Film Camp – a two week, intensive summer filmmaking program that runs annually during the last two weeks of July.
In an effort to sustain Film Camp and its other programs, the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh relies heavily on community support through grants and private donations.
 
Description:
Interesting in Grant Writing, Counseling, Teaching, or Mentoring? We are seeking volunteers, interns and practicum students to join one of Pittsburgh's most innovative summer programs for children and young adults with autism: Pittsburgh's Joey Travolta Film Camp. This program runs the last two weeks of July from 9:15am-3:30pm (M-F). If you are seeking a meaningful, unique experience, please contact us! Experience working with people with autism preferred, but not required.
 
Duties of Intern:
Our interns are integral in the success of Pittsburgh’s Joey Travolta Film Camp, engaging fully in supporting participants with autism ages 10-35.  We ask that interns commit to the entire two-weeks of Camp.  In addition to facilitating participants’ involvement, interns model social interaction and communication as part of a group filmmaking process.  Orientation and training is provided prior to the start of Camp.
 
Requirements:
Email carolynkhare@gmail.com for more information.  Please include your resume, statement of interest and identify any clearances in hand.  
 
General Information:  
This program is located within walking distance of Pitt’s Oakland campus.
 
Terms Offered:
Summer; Grant Writing offered year-round
 
Number of Students:
10 Total