We are hiring interns!

The mission of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) is to prepare kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices. The CYC currently does not have a physical location but has historically worked in the Baxter and Madison neighborhoods on the Southeast Side of Grand Rapids. The CYC runs several drop in writing programs for kids aged 6-18. At the CYC, kids become published authors, leading to a strong sense of identity and an enthusiasm for learning. Our programs are free for all students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools.


Basic Information

  • 2021-2022 internship working with youth and CYC staff members to support its mission

  • Geared toward liberal arts majors with strong writing and critical thinking skills

  • 10 hours per week, unpaid, with possibility of a minimal number of hours off-site

  • Supervisor: Kait Polzin, Executive Consultant


Time Frame

  • Position open until filled. Final deadline for applications: September 27th, 2021

  • Start Date: week of October 4, 2021


General Requirements

  • High level of professionalism

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with, and strong interest in, publishing, editing, design, or marketing

  • Cultural competency

  • Sincere interest in the organization and its mission

  • Willingness to learn about the CYC and the greater context of its work

  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently within organizational culture


Interested students should send a resumé, cover letter, names of two references, and available weekday hours to Kait Polzin at director@creativeyouthcenter.org.


If selected as an applicant for the internship, the student intern and supervisor will meet in person to discuss project ideas, student goals and schedule, and to make certain the internship is a good fit for everyone.