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CCAM Design Brigade Summer Internship
Job ID 24571
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Employer Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM)
Date Posted Mar 31, 2022
Category Other / Miscellaneous
Job Description

The Design Brigade Summer internship is an six-week student job for graduate and upper level students at The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM). Design Brigade is a structured summer project to connect a team of interdisciplinary architecture and design students to community design challenges. A team made up of five Yale undergraduate and graduate students will research larger conceptual questions of changing social and cultural rituals and work towards built results in New Haven. Each team will be mentored by practicing designers and academics. By serving and working with community clients, students will develop design skills through real-world problem solving and will deliver plans that can be implemented.


In the summer of 2022, Design Brigade students will design and fabricate an exhibition for the New Haven Dance History Project, an initiative spearheaded by the Yale Dance Lab that includes a diverse cross-section of the city's dance community. Students will be asked to build upon the project's research to conceptualize a multi-site exhibit to be launched in 2023. Students will carry out research, community engagement, client design presentations, and the fabrication of exhibition components. This Design Brigade project will draw on the strengths of its project collaborators: The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) will bring expertise in interdisciplinary design and local design studio Atelier Cho Thompson will bring resources in community-based design. 

The internship will begin on July 12, 2022 and conclude on August 19, 2022. Student will work 20 - 30 hours per week. The internship is not remote and all work will happen at CCAM. 




  • To offer real-world learning opportunities to students
  • To work to solve design challenges in New Haven
  • To create mentorship between undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing designers (community)



About the New Haven Dance History Project

The Yale Dance Lab launched the New Haven Dance History Project in the summer of 2021 through initial interviews with contributors to the history and development of dance in New Haven. Led by researchers Gabrielle Niederhoffer '23, Jeffrey Steele '24, and Sophia DeVito '22, working under the guidance of Emily Coates as the faculty advisor, the lab began to assemble a picture of dance in the city that extends back to the 1980s and hopefully earlier. Dance has lived in New Haven in a myriad of forms, from the important presence in the New Haven Public Schools, to key studios and dance artists who have been major forces within their communities, to visiting artists who pass through. Dance happens in resourceful locations, from church basements to the New Haven Green. The project will highlight the role and value of dance in New Havener's lives across generations and communities, and in the process, tell an untold story of the city's cultural history through dance.

Application Deadline: May 27, 2022

Applicants will be notified of decision by June 3, 2022

Job Requirements

Be able to work efficiently and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision; Have experience in one or more design related disciplines including architecture, graphic design, engineering, industrial design, art, storytelling, experimental media, and digital design. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills; Be enthusiastic about working on a team to solve a challenging real-world problem; Be comfortable with design related tools and processes such as paper prototyping, fabrication, 3D modeling, 3D printing, writing proposals, and working with visual and or 3D design software; Be comfortable with presenting ideas in groups; Be comfortable documenting projects across a range of platforms from writing recap articles to posting video documentation.

Available Openings 5
Hours 15.0 to 25.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $15.15/hour
Contact Name Dana Lynn Karwas
Contact Email
Work Location CCAM Center for Collaborative Arts and Media 149 York Street RM 103 New Haven, CT 06511
Phone 2033616612
Fax N/A
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