MCLA-IAH Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for Students

Learn about student internship positions, attend community engagement workshops and events, apply to receive funding through our student mini-grant program, and more. Visit us on Canvas to learn more and remain connected!




IAH Student Internships

Each semester, MCLA-IAH offers a variety of student internship experiences designed to develop skills in the areas of community engagement, program development, graphic design, arts administration, communications, social media and public relations. Students who are selected to complete an internship with MCLA-IAH will receive 3 academic credits and a $2,000 grant scholarship.

Spring 2022 Internships -- Applications CLOSED.


IAH Student Mini-Grant Program

Grant funding is available to support student-led projects and interdisciplinary collaborations that engage the community by activating the area’s unique, cultural resources. Students interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply to receive funds (of up to $1,000) for innovative projects, activities, or program initiatives that strategically address notions of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). Those whose projects are selected will be expected to document and present the outcomes of their project.

IAH Student Mini-Grant Program is CLOSED. All accepted mini-grant projects must be completed by the end of the spring semester. Contact Erica Barreto ( with questions.


IAH Student Advisory Board

The MCLA-IAH Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a volunteer committee of students who possess an interest in activating arts and cultural resources in order to advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) on campus. In an effort to engage students more thoroughly in the IAH mission and make steps towards further curating programming to their needs, the Student Advisory Board was created with the goal of engaging more student voices in planning, execution, and evaluation of MCLA-IAH student-centered programming and events.

We are currently accepting IAH Student Advisory Board applications on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Students can view/download the full application on the MCLA-IAH Canvas site, or contact Brianna Christie ( with questions.


IAH Community Workshops & Events

Created by students for students. To date, MCLA-IAH has partnered with 55+ cultural organizations and 20+ contracted artists and speakers to provide our community with consistent access to area arts and humanities engagements. You can view our Spring 2022 IAH Events Timeline on Canvas to discover upcoming events occurring throughout the semester.

Interested in having MCLA-IAH co-sponsor a student club or group activity? Contact Erica Barreto ( to discuss possibilities for collaboration.


Empowered Voices Collective

Created by MCLA student Destiny Rivera ‘21, The Empowered Voices Collective (EVC) is an online platform, housed on the Sm[ART] Commons website, where MCLA students and alumni of color can submit and present their creative work and engage with others' creative forms of expression. The platform features poetry, short stories, freewrites, photography, and artwork, all of which aims to address cultural disparities by engaging the MCLA community in these diverse art forms and experiences.

You can view all EVC submissions online by visiting the Sm[ART] Commons website, or contact Erica Barreto ( to access a hard copy booklet.