Studio Institute

Public Programs Intern

Brooklyn Museum -- Public Programs Intern

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

The Public Programs Department develops talks, symposia, live music, film screenings, parties, and other events in conjunction with special exhibitions and the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The Public Programs Arts Internship is an opportunity for one student to build skills in cultural production, community organizing, and event planning at a large art institution. The Intern will learn about the cultural landscape of Brooklyn, and conduct a research project with museum resources. This work offers a variety of networking experiences, as well as the opportunity to build upon the intern’s portfolio or resume.

In addition to assisting the production of regularly scheduled summer programs, the Intern will also assist in administrative tasks, develop and present proposals for fall programs, complete assigned readings, compose publication texts (web calendar, postcards, newsletters, blog posts, etc.), prepare program logistics, and attend public programs at peer institutions.

The Intern will be responsible for an independent research project due upon completion of the internship. Resources for this project will include an orientation of Museum archives, scheduled interviews with staff members, access to information about the museum’s history, dedicated time to plan a writing/research schedule and weekly meetings with the supervisor in regards to this project. Although the project focus will be determined by the intern’s own interests, the final product will contain a written component of 8-12 pages, will thematically engage with Public Programs and/or the Brooklyn Museum, and have a focus in art history, social sciences, or museum studies.

Skills: A curiosity and willingness to learn in a community, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team; Demonstrated writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, research capabilities; An academic or extracurricular background in art history, curatorial practice, art-making, or the social sciences; An interest in social/political justice art and in collaborating with diverse audiences; Experience working with people (ex. customer service) and problem-solving skills; Flexible scheduling and the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Projects Include:
- Assist in the production and running of Brooklyn Museum summer public program
- Develop an independently created program research paper utilizing the full resources of the Brooklyn Museum
- Learn about the cultural landscape of Brooklyn, and the collection of the Brooklyn Museum

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 New York City, or live in New York City. 

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 June Lei at