The Calibraska Summer Program is like none other and creates very special experiences for the students, the teaching artists, and interns!
The Calibraska Arts Initiative is a summer-based teaching artist residency focused on connecting Nebraskans to Industry professionals largely based in the Los Angeles area. This summer, we are providing online classes and in-person at Lincoln, North Platte, and Scottsbluff.
The program kicks off on June 7th and runs through July 30th and this summer offers both in person and online classes that run the gamut of creative subjects from animation, direct cinema, character design, effects animation, 100 years of SciFi, acting, hip hop dance, CG Modeling and more! Check out the Classes...

Calibraska Arts Initiative Director, Erica Larsen-Dockray, leans on her connections from her Alma mater, CalArts as well as her extensive experience as an animation teaching artist in Los Angeles to put together a stellar line-up of instructors each year, many of whom are college faculty, working at the big production studios, and award winning artists and producers. Check out the teaching artists...
We are looking for up to 6 strong candidates for online assistance and 1 for in-person (or 3 single candidates for each city) to assist our teaching artists as well as support the back end of the program administration and outreach.


Open to anyone 18 years or older who has an interest in the creative industries or the arts. We give priority to college level students pursuing a degree in the creative arts and or individuals pursuing a career in the creative industry.
Time and Pay
Hours/Week: 10-30 depending on scheduling
Dates: June 1-July 31
Total Pay: up to $15/hr depending on funding 
*Potential Class Credit may also be available depending on the institution
> Assisting Teaching Artists Delivering classes on Zoom including :
  • tracking the chat and participant income/questions/etc.
  • aiding the Teaching Artist with links to discussion topics
  • optional meetings with the Teaching artist outside of class to better coordinate the classroom experience
>Assisting in Administration duties including:
  • Google Calendar Entry
  • Google Document Entry
  • Google Sheet Entry
>Assisting in Social Media and Marketing Campaigning including:
  • Post copy Generation
  • Graphic Generation (based on intern skill set)
  • Social Media Scheduling
  • Research in Market Audience
  • Research on Media Outlets
  • Helpful but not required: Website assistance using the Wix platform
  • Helpful but not required: Creation of gif animation to be used on social media and other outreach efforts
>Assisting in Class Culmination Activities/Media
  • Creating Outreach graphics/flyers
  • Recording Online Performances
  • Editing Culmination Videos (based on intern skill set)
  • Helpful but not required: Motion Graphic generation for branding treatments on videos and other medias
Skills Needed
  • Experience using Google Drive, Documents, and Sheets
  • Experience using the Zoom platform
  • Basic to advanced Image editing software experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or comparable software
  • Basic to advanced Video editing software experience using Adobe Premiere or comparable software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills including the self discipline for working at home during summer.
  • Must be mature and professional and reflect the high standards of the Calibraska Arts Initiative
Requirement for duration of Employment
  • Applicants must have access to a reliable internet connection
  • Applicants must have access to a reliable computer or mobile device capable of fulfilling these duties


We have TWO different tracks for interns to apply for:
1) Interning with us exclusively online
2) Interning with us In-Person on the Nebraska Tour.

Happening alongside the tour are our online classes. Each class is slated to have 1 intern assist the teaching artist. This also includes documenting the classes. These classes will likely be an hourly pay since they happen at various times/weeks though if you wanted to commit to a certain number of classes each week we can likely do a flat weekly pay as well.

June 7th through July 16th is the Nebraska tour where our Director, Erica Larsen-Dockray and Zekkeraya El-magharbel will be in person teaching animation.

> Our tour of in-person animation classes run 10a-4p M-F each week respective to the time zone of each location:
Lincoln June 7-18 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
North Platte June 21-July 2nd at Mid Plains Community College
Scottsbluff July 5-19 at the West Nebraska Arts Center.

>There are 1 to 2 spots each location for interns to join us on the tour. This does not have to translate to you being with us the whole time but potentially 2 weeks at a time for each location. We will provide housing, transportation within the location. Meals would need to be on you. It is also likely that the tour will be a flat weekly pay. Preference will be made for interns who can commit to 2 weeks on the tour or more.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT MONDAY APRIL 19TH. Interviews of applicants will be coordinated as applications are received and final decisions will be made the week of April 26th.