Studio Institute

NY Transit Education

New York Transit Museum -- Education Intern

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

Over the summer, the intern will work on the following projects:

Camp Programs: The Museum offers hour-long tours and workshops for visiting camp groups that run in July and August as well as ongoing family programs. The intern will spend the first three weeks of the internship preparing for these programs by working alongside educators to learn content, prep materials, and assist with scheduling. Once tours begin, the Intern will welcome groups and will co-lead activities on the tours alongside museum educators. The intern will also work with the Access Coordinator to put together the social narrative and visual supports for summer camp tours.

Access Programs: In late August, the Museum will launch its second all day, weeklong camp for teens who identify as neurodiverse, called Transit Quest. The intern will help the Access Coordinator with planning for this intensive program. Applications will be due in June, so the intern will receive them, create a spreadsheet, and will work with a team of staff to review and select candidates as well as determine scholarship allocation. The Intern will also create accessible materials for the program such as daily schedules and activities. Access for All Symposium – in September, the Museum will host it’s biannual Access for All symposium that focuses on programming for neurodiverse audiences. Staff will be in the middle of symposium preparation over the summer, and the intern will work alongside staff to help create a schedule and refine content through conversations with speakers.

Family Programs: the intern will also work with staff to assist with a weekly family program, including materials prep and facilitation.

Projects Include:
- Work on the Camp, Access, and Family Programs
- Assist the Access Coordinator with planning the Transit Quest Program
- Help plan for the Access for All Symposium

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 Polly Desjarlais at