Studio Institute

Education Intern

Studio Museum in Harlem -- Education Intern

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

Studio Museum Arts Interns will work alongside Museum staff in satellite office locations in Harlem, as we transition out of our current space in preparation for our new building project. Through inHarlem, a dynamic set of collaborative programs in our neighborhood, we will continue our groundbreaking exhibitions, thought-provoking conversations, and engaging art-making workshops at a variety of partner and satellite locations in Harlem. The Education Intern will work closely with department staff on the development and implementation of school, family, and teen programs as part of inHarlem, a dynamic set of collaborative programs in our neighborhood.

The signature project for the Education Intern will be assisting with the development of permanent collection-based lesson plans for teachers, a key component of available resources for educators during inHarlem. The intern will have an opportunity to become familiar with the Studio Museum’s permanent collection of over 2,000 works of art by artists of African descent and contribute to the development of museum educator training materials. The intern will also research on artists featured in inHarlem exhibitions and projects, develop art-making workshop ideas and take-home materials for inHarlem programs, research performers, artists, and authors as potential program participants, and receive training on leading inquiry-based discussions around works of art.

Ongoing projects include assisting teaching artists with workshops; spearheading outreach strategies; and performing day-to-day tasks and administrative support. Some evening and weekend hours are required of the position. This internship is an opportunity for students to develop a complete understanding of institutional programming.  They will learn all of the steps necessary to create a program from beginning to end, while learning how an arts institution serves diverse audiences.

Projects Include:
- Assisting with the inHarlem initiative
- Develop lesson plans based on the permanent collection of the Studio Museum
- Contribute permanently and impactfully to the education faculties of the Studio Museum by developing workshop ideas and education materials

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