Deadline to apply: June 12, 2019
Program begins: June 24, 2019
New York City
Deadline to apply: July 12, 2019
Program begins: July 15, 2019
Teen Production Council
Do you love graphic novels?
Are you concerned for our Earth?
Curious about how you can better impact your communities and the planet?
Join our Teen Production Council!
In this 7 week high school internship, we dive into the art of graphic novels, storytelling, the environment, exciting modes of learning, and self discovery. Participants will gain lifelong understandings of their impact and professional skills to lead the way.
We believe that in order to create materials that are engaging and relatable for youth, then we must team up with them in order to create these materials. This program is for youth grades 9-12 who are interested in being a part of the writing and editing of our graphic novels as well as testing out our curriculum and outreach programs. Participants will learn about the impact we as humans have and investigate solutions that will better serve their communities and the earth. As a representative for their peers, they will also help us understand how to make our materials appealing for our target audience.
We customize responsibilities according to the interests and strengths that our members possess, so every participant will work within ONE or more of the following areas:
Review line art of our graphic novel
Test out lesson plans accompanying our graphic novel
Develop Rising Earth’s next storyline
Create your own short story exploring a better future
Participate in awareness activities to better understand human impact
Go on a guided nature exploration
Because this is a mostly online program, with the exception of one in person meet up, as long as you have email and are in one of our participating cities, you can join!
Ability to work remotely with access to a computer and internet for 7 weeks of the program.
Must be a high school student in the Los Angeles or New York area.
Interns will work approximately 3 hours per week in return for volunteer hours.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 5th for Los Angeles and Friday, July 12th for New York applicants.
Here are just a few examples of how last year’s Teen Production Council made Luna, our first graphic novel, more relevant and exciting for teens:
Pointed out where pages were too congested or boring and suggested ways to improve.
Rewrote dialogue the way a young person might phrase something.
Provided insight into scenes where characters deal with mental, emotional, and social challenges.
As a result of participating in the program, council members say they’ve become more confident and empowered! They’ve shifted their thinking and daily actions to become more conscious, compassionate members of our planet.