Studio Institute

Government and Community Affairs Intern

El Museo del Barrio -- Government and Community Affairs Intern

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

In an effort to continue our on-going audience development and community relations outreach efforts, the intern will support the Director of Community & Government Affairs in improving the museums existing methods of outreach and engagement with the numerous Latino Communities in New York City. The Intern will assist in identifying specific community based organizations and leaders, establishing relationships, and developing venues/structures to better promote the exhibition and the museum's programs. The Intern's project will entail research, data gathering both internally and externally, site visits, working with various departments within the museum (curatorial, education, theater, visitor services, development, marketing, etc.), development of distribution strategy for all collateral, and implementation of outreach tracking methodology.

Initially, the intern will research and identify community organizations serving diverse audiences in New York City. They will establish initial contact with these organizations with the purpose of exploring their needs and interests. The Intern will assist the Director with the coordination and the distribution of programmatic promotional materials to El Museo's community outreach contacts (includes public offices, community centers, social service organizations, universities, etc.) and be responsible for updating the community relations database. The Intern will also be responsible for expanding the database by adding new contacts from each of the five boroughs. 

Skills: Dynamic, self-motivated, outgoing, highly organized individual with good research skills, superb communication skills including and exceptional writing ability and capacity for working with diverse populations. Ease with technology is a must, including knowledge of Microsoft Suite. Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish and knowledge of Latino arts and cultural community are a plus but not essential. 

Projects Include:
- Support the Director of Community and Government Affairs in outreach for El Museo
- Identify opportunities for promotion and visibility to NYC Latino communities through outdoor festivals and events
- Open up channels with Latino community leaders for further collaboration between communities and El Museo

This position pays $13/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 2018 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 Ana Chireno at