Studio Institute

Teen Programs Intern

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -- Teen Programs Intern

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

Teen Programs includes the Teen Arts Council (TAC) and the recently launched STEAM Team Program. The TAC is a twelve year old program that employs Boston-area high school sophomores and juniors. TAC members are introduced to a wide range of museum professions and learning opportunities while also gaining valuable work experience. They have the opportunity to work on a variety of activities such as creating and producing teen focused events, greeting and giving information to Museum visitors, and creating wall labels to accompany the Museum’s art collections. They also attend workshops and training sessions designed to develop their creative and critical thinking skills and workplace competencies while serving as ambassadors to their peers by inviting them to engage with the MFA. The STEAM Team, a new paid summer workforce development and fellowship opportunity for Boston teens that builds upon the STEAM education platform (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). This pioneering pre-college program will offer a unique opportunity for teens to interact with staff mentors; professionals across the Museum who are experts in each of the STEAM disciplines. Over a 6-week period, STEAM Team fellows will dive into hands-on experiential learning activities and projects to build on workforce development skills while also learning about a range of academic and professional options in the STEAM fields. Participants will also visit other museums, local businesses and influential organizations in the region to further learn about STEAM opportunities. The STEAM Team offers fellows the opportunity to explore STEAM careers in a world-renowned encyclopedic cultural institution.

The Teen Programs Intern will be able to gain valuable work experience in developing new and cutting-edge opportunities for Boston teens. The Teen Programs intern will receive tangible educational benefits such as: assisting in the research, planning and implementation process required in launching/sustaining new initiatives within the MFA’s Teen Programs, and; pursuing learning and networking opportunities within the Museum. They will also have the opportunity to make considerable contributions to the inner-workings of the department with particular emphasis on youth initiatives.

Projects include:
- Make considerable contributions to the inner-workings of the Education department, with a special emphasis on youth initiatives
- Develop new and cutting-edge opportunities for Boston teens
- Pursue learning and networking opportunities within the Museum
- Assisting in the research, planning and implementation process required in launching/sustaining new initiatives within the MFA’s Teen Programs

The Volunteer and Community Engagement department is devoted to advancing the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) commitment to inclusion and broadening our impact in the community. Through a spectrum of community relations activities, we initiate, develop and maintain an array of relationships that focus on both audience development and the communication of the MFA’s programs and resources with city and community-based organizations.

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