Studio Institute

School Programs Intern

Barnes Foundation -- School Programs Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The School Programs Intern will assist the School Programs team in drafting lesson plans and/or visual materials to prepare teachers to visit 30 Americans, a special exhibition to be hosted by the Barnes Foundation in 2019. This exhibition showcases paintings, sculpture, and photography by influential African American artists of the past three decades. The intern will have the opportunity to see how a special exhibition can impact student visits by preparing a lesson plan and/or visual aid to be used with students. The student will be able to pick the grade level he/she wants to work with. The intern will be able to develop the lesson or aid and test it with students visiting during the summer. The project will help the Barnes Foundation reach a student audience and consider how to use an influential special exhibition with a young population.

Additional responsibilities will include helping School Programs staff to organize the Summer Teacher Institute. The intern will help prep art materials and create written materials to go along with activities during the Institute. The intern will also participate in the activities along with the teachers to experience the workshop first hand.

Projects Include:
- Create content for the Barnes Foundation's education programs
- Develop lesson plans to go alongside the upcoming 30 Americans special exhibition
- Assist with the Summer Teacher Institute with fellow School Program department employees

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia. 

3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Jennifer Brehm Nadler at