Internship/Associateship Program (Volunteer)

Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) is now accepting applications for its year-round associateship program. CRXLAB rallies, educates, and guides community members to design inclusive cities by developing solutions addressing racial inequities and injustices citizens define as priorities. Using immersive experiences, CRXLAB organizes people representing different expertise, perspectives, and demographics to learn and dialogue about racial inequities and civic engagement, and then, co-creating solutions to pilot and scale. As part of a small organization, associates gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a social enterprise challenging racial injustices and disparities using creative problem solving.

Each associateship is designed to challenge the candidate in his/her particular area(s) of interest through dedicated research and practice. Associates also lend support to the daily needs and greater goals of the organization. Participation in this program is on a volunteer basis, and great attention is paid to ensure a high quality experience for all associates. For those seeking academic credit, the necessary documents must be supplied prior to the start of the associateship term. Each participant receives one-on-one mentoring and preparation for the next step in their career. All applicants should have a personal laptop to use during associateship.

How to Apply

To apply for an associateship, please send a resume and letter of intent describing your background, position of interest, goals and availability to Please include “Associateship” in the subject line. (Design Associate applicants should send a link to their portfolio and/or a PDF Portfolio no larger than 10 MB.)


The program generally follows the university semester schedule, while the exact terms are considered case-by-case and determined by the associate and his or her supervisor. All associateships are a minimum of ten hours per week during the regular work week (Monday – Friday). Associateship may include evening and weekend hours – as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Associate candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to work on Mac and PC platforms with standard office applications/programs, familiarity with the area to which they apply, the ability to take initiative, and the necessary temperament to work independently and cooperatively with other team members in a creative, fast-paced environment.

Available Positions

Digital/Social Media & Content Associate, Evaluation & Data Associate, Program & Education Associate, Design Associate (a separate Interactive Design Associate position is also available), Development & Grants Associate

Associateship Descriptions

Digital/Social Media & Content Associate

The responsibilities of Digital/Social Media and Content Associate include social media management; organization branding; updating and researching press lists and outlets; writing and editing communication materials, including press releases, web copy, e-blasts, and e-newsletters; maintaining complete press files; event photography; and managing the websites of Creative Reaction Lab. This associate will have direct exposure to social media campaigns, fundraising, and marketing/communication efforts.

Evaluation & Data Associate

The Evaluation and Data Associate will assist in program and organizational evaluations. Responsibilities include:  collecting and analyzing data and report findings; participating in training and practice exercises to conduct observations and interviews; developing surveys and evaluation metrics; interviewing participants about their experience in a program; entering interview and observation data into a database (to be developed) and preparing preliminary written reports; and performing basic data analysis and visualization. The Evaluation and Data Associate will also manage data entry, analysis, and recording of ideas and prototypes that derive from Creative Reaction Lab programming.

Program & Education Associate

The Program and Education Associate will assist with workshop and training planning and instruction, community outreach, long-term program planning, and daily administrative support. The Program and Education associateship may include evening and weekend hours. (Dependent on time, the Program and Education Associate may co-facilitate workshops and trainings.)

Design Associate

(A separate Interactive Design Associate position is also available.)

The Design Associate will help develop and produce materials related to Creative Reaction Lab’s marketing and communications, programs, and events including print materials, posters, social media content, and more. This position will provide diverse experience producing high-profile materials in a variety of areas. Applicants should be able to collaborate with staff and associates, project management, have previous design experience, and a fluent knowledge of design software. (Dependent on time, the Design Associate may co-facilitate workshops and trainings.)

Development & Grants Associate

The Development & Grants Associate will be asked to assist with research of potential grants from organizations and foundations, as well as fundraising event assistance. Duties will entail maintaining a master status schedule of grants to be researched and applied for, give project status, and impact reports. In addition, the Grants Associate will draft grants as well as follow-up with inquiries and phone calls regarding grants.