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 three sections of the Education department, Academic Engagement, Administration, and Artful Healing. 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 and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their family members or caregivers. The Intern will assist in planning, implementing, documenting, and teaching Beyond the Spectrum classes, and will conduct benchmarking research on accessibility web resources at other museums and cultural institutions in preparation for the goal of adding resources to the MFA’s website.

In their residency in Administration, the intern will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs offered by the Education Department, and gain administrative experience. The intern will help guide visitors to the department, and assist with other ad hoc projects based on departmental needs and intern interests. One ongoing project will be the preparation and implementation of professional development initiatives for teachers. The intern will be vital to ensuring the smooth delivery of each program. 

For the Academic Engagement section, the area of Education that supports higher education audiences, the intern will review recent scholarship on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in museum education. The intern will work to develop lesson plans designed for college faculty that foreground diverse voices and integrate works from throughout the MFA collections into thematic resource guides.  

- 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;

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 Administration to learn how the MFA’s Education Department is organized and run

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.  

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