P.A.I.N.T. INTERNSHIP application

we are CURRENTLY accepting applications for SPRING semester internships, 2018.


Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) accepts applications from Art Education or Early Childhood Education students at UW-Stout to participate in its P.A.I.N.T. (Program for Arts Integration for New Teachers) program.  The P.A.I.N.T. program offers 40-hour internships to these pre-service teachers who are interested in teaching an arts-based class in the Menomonie community or school district.

P.A.I.N.T. interns are selected based upon the need of the community organization; the college level of the applicant; the applicant's schedule; reference checks; and the quality of responses in the application.


For their participation and completion of the 40-hour internship, PAINT interns will receive a $500 stipend each if/when all expectations have been met. 

Before applying for an internship every student must complete a residency or a practicum course. Residencies are 20-hours of observation in a local classroom completed over one semester, and pay $200.

Classes that qualify you for exemption from a residency:
ArtEd 208
ArtEd 308
SPED 430
ECE 105 - Infant/Toddler Education
ECE 205 - Preschool Curriculum

EXPECTATIONS for p.a.i.n.t. interns

    Expectations of the P.A.I.N.T. pre-service teacher participant include:

    • Arts teaching at a community or school organization for approximately 40 hours within the semester.
    • Demonstrating professionalism and a positive attitude.
    • Completing paperwork and surveys, and responding to emails in a timely manner. 
    • Respectful and timely communication with partner intern, P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator, and students- especially regarding any absences or problems.
    • Lesson planning in advance with teaching partner (if applicable) to be shared and discussed with P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator and/or site supervisor(s).
    • Arrive to internship site on time every time.
    • Absolutely no cell phones while working.
    • Business casual attire. A.I.M. t-shirt is completely acceptable.  (Leggings must be covered past the rear end; no jeans unless dark without holes, no low cut shirts, no sweatshirts/tshirts, no underwear showing, etc.).  Aprons available to protect clothes from art messes.


    It is A.I.M.'s policy to recruit and hire on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

    The A.I.M. organization adheres to the following job applicant policies and procedures:

    • Applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in the introductory course for the major in order to apply for a P.A.I.N.T. internship, unless prior approval has been granted by the Executive Board.
    • The application review team includes UW-Stout faculty members.  Performance, attendance, attitude and behavior at the university may have implications on applicant's acceptance, continuation, or cancellation of internship.
    • Application review team may prioritize new participants.
    • Application review team may prioritize past interns who have demonstrated a high level of professionalism.
    • Applicants may be rejected or internships may be cancelled based upon any background check offenses, Candidate of Concern reports, reference checks, or any concerns regarding university or internship performance/behavior/disposition.
    • Applicant responses to essay questions are highly regarded by reviewers.
    • Hired applicants must submit a signed Agreement for Employment found HERE.