Studio Institute

Exhibit Programming Intern

Independence Seaport Museum -- Exhibit Programming Intern

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

The Seaport Museum will open the new exhibition, River Alive! in November 2018. Included in the exhibition is one interactive exhibit called the “Nature’s Highway Theater & Soundscape.” This mini-theater will provide an opportunity for visitors to collaborate through role-playing while exploring the stories of the plants, animals, and people that rely on the Delaware River. The Intern will play a key part in developing programming and establishing collaborative partnerships with area arts groups or individuals that will utilize this space for storytelling and lively interpretation. The Intern will gain valuable experience in establishing community partnerships, multi-generational program development, overall exhibition program planning, and inter-departmental collaboration. The Museum will gain a valuable outline and plan of implementation for programming and partnerships to launch upon the opening of River Alive!

Skills: The intern should have an interest in working collaboratively with others, both inside and outside the Museum, as well as an interest in programming and working with audiences of varying ages and backgrounds. The intern will be responsible for identifying and establishing contact with potential programming partners and will outline potential programming series, events, and concepts.

Projects Include:
- Helping to develop programming around the upcoming exhibition "River Alive!"
- Work to establish and further community partnerships with the Independence Seaport Museum
- Work with Curators to plan the implementation of the "River Alive!" exhibition

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 Olivia Thomas at