Studio Institute

Education Intern

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -- Education Intern

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

The intern will split their time between two sections of the Education department, Artful Healing and Administration. Within the Artful Healing Program, the Intern will work with the Beyond the Spectrum program. Beyond the Spectrum is an arts education program for children 8-12 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorders accompanied by a family member or caregiver. The Intern will assist in planning, implementing, documenting, and teaching Beyond the Spectrum classes, and will use their experience in the current program to design a new Beyond the Spectrum class series for teens and transitioning adults.

With the Department Administration section the intern will also learn more about many of the programs offered by the Education Department, and gain administrative experience, by undertaking a significant evaluation project: the implementation of an entry survey to measure the degree to which current exhibitions drive attendance. This survey will focus on the Sargent Exhibition Lab, (where the intern will assist with data collection); and the (un)expected families exhibition (where they will enter into a database visitors’ written responses to the exhibition.


  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Self-starter able to conduct independent research;

  • Experience and/or interest in arts administration, public relations and/or customer service;

  • Familiarity with the physical and educational needs of children on the autism spectrum;

  • Interest in art and/or art history, education, art therapy, or art education;

  • Previous teaching experience or experience working with children is preferable;

  • Must be available 1 Saturday morning per month (July and August).

Projects include:
- Work with the Education Department to plan and implement lessons at the MFA
- Conduct a survey about visitor engagement with current exhibitions in partnership with the Department administration
- Work with the Sargent Exhibition Lab to conduct a survey on family experiences

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.
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, 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