Studio Institute

Museum Operations Intern

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston -- Museum Operations Intern

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

The Museum Operations Intern will assist with creating a robust employee onboarding and inclusive program and participate in the development of a comprehensive platform benefiting long term employee engagement with an emphasis on inclusion and belonging. The Operations Intern will gather feedback, ideas and materials that contributes to developing an enhanced program that is welcoming and for museum employees.  

Projects include:
- Assist with creating a robust employee onboarding and inclusion program
- Conduct research with internal departments to gather feedback, ideas and materials to develop the onboarding and inclusion program
- Research external onboarding programs, experiences and document
- Compile internal and external findings and documentation for onboarding
- Collect and assemble onboarding processes and logistics
- Participate in the development of a comprehensive platform for employee engagement
- Support the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer with general museum administrative duties
- Provide support the museum’s financial team as needed

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.  

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

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 Boston, or live within the boundary established by Route 128 (also known as the 95 loop). 

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