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 Intern for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice works within the Department of Education and Public Engagement to contribute and gain experience in a variety of areas of youth, school, and community programs at the New Museum. The intern will learn steps in implementing current programs relative to the New Museum’s Summer Art and Social Justice Residency and Exhibition and in planning future programs that aim to increase access to the Museum. The intern will research and co-develop curriculum for the fall 2019 season of First Saturdays for Families programs. At the same time, the intern will implement aspects of current programs designed for a variety of age groups and publics related to the annual Summer Art and Social Justice Exhibition. Working directly with the Manager of School, Youth, and Community Programs and the Associate Director of Education, the intern will assist participatory aspects of this socially engaged project. This includes supporting public programs, gallery activations, and workshops--with set-up/breakdown, documentation and relations with artists and community participants. 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 reflecting on best Museum practices and possibilities for engaging art and social issues.  

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

Skills: An active interest in contemporary art is an important requirement for all people who work at the New Museum. In the summer of 2019, we will be critically engaging the role of art and pedagogy in restorative and transformative justice through Mirror/Echo/Tilt, a collaborative work by artists Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, and Sable Elyse Smith. 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 $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 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, 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 Christina Chan at