Studio Institute

Museum Education Intern

Fabric Workshop and Museum -- Museum Education Intern

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

This year the Fabric Workshop and Museum will present two major exhibitions: Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, a retrospective of the celebrated sculptor's work; and Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls, featuring three new art installations created in collaboration with FWM.  The Arts Intern will work with the Fabric Workshop's Education Department to research Suzanne Bocanegra’s work and make connections to Philadelphia’s artistic youth cultural community to build a teen audience for her exhibition.

The Arts Intern will focus on Poorly Watched Girls to leverage Philadelphia's prolific and culturally-rich youth art scene to build a targeted teen audience for the exhibition. The three installations that make up Poorly Watched Girls translate elements taken from the world of theatrical performance -- ballet, film, and opera -- into forms more customarily experienced in the museum environment. The Arts Intern will help connect a new generation to Bocanegra's artistic practice, which integrates large-scale installation, performance, costume design, and film. They will make important conceptual links between artistic youth culture and Bocanegra's interdisciplinary work to build a teen audience for her exhibition.

Projects Include:
- Research and develop educational materials to go along with Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls
- Work to develop an audience for Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls by reaching out to youth organizations across Philly
- Compile a database of complementary teen art to pair with the Bocanegra exhibit

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 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 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, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Christina Roberts at