Studio Institute

Social Justice Residency Intern

New Museum -- Social Justice Residency Intern

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

The Social Justice Residency Intern works within the Department of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum to support all aspects of the annual summer Social Justice exhibition and program, including youth and public programming, documentation, and archiving.  This person will work directly with the Manager of School, Youth, and Community Programs, the Associate Director of Education, and the Senior Production Manager, to assist participatory aspects of a socially engaged exhibition and residency. The intern will support all related programs and events--with set-up/breakdown, video documentation, crowd control, front of house liaison, and artist relations. This person will also work directly with the Senior Production Manager, the Public Programs Coordinator, and Digital Archivist to catalogue and archive media assets. Other responsibilities include supporting the Teen Apprentice Program, youth who are engaged in facilitating and learning about aspects of the exhibition; and conducting focused independent research, contextualizing the exhibition content and engagement, leading to a final tour or presentation. 

This is a very exciting, hands-on opportunity that will allow the intern to interact directly with artists, educators, speakers, and the public while further developing their production and management skills.

Skills: An active interest in contemporary art is an important requirement for all people who work at the New Museum. Useful computer skills specific to this position include: Mac Office applications and Final Cut Pro (or similar non-linear video editing software). Interns should be interested in learning about public programming and engagement, art and social justice.  

Projects Include:
- Support the Social Justice summer program at the New Museum
- Assist the Senior Production Manager with media assets across summer programs
- Support the Teen Apprentice Program, assisting to contextualize the exhibition content and engagement and leading a final tour

This position pays $13/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 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
Attend college in New York City, or live in New York City. 
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 Christina Chan at