The ICA invites undergraduate students to apply for a nine-week, paid summer internship. The Education Intern will work closely with museum educators on research, implementation, and evaluation of programs for a wide array of learners. The intern will participate in educational activities and initiatives related to the third season of the ICA Watershed—an exhibition space in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina—and exhibitions at the museum’s Seaport location. This paid internship offers a student the opportunity to experience the many different activities of an active education department in a contemporary art museum setting.


  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of a range of programming at the ICA Watershed
  • Participate in outreach initiatives in East Boston to reach target audiences
  • Assist with the museum’s annual Free Fun Friday event
  • Conduct research on upcoming exhibitions and develop educator discussion guide content
  • Receive training on gallery teaching and tour facilitation, leading tours as needed
  • Contribute to the Education Department Wiki
  • Support Education Department accessibility efforts and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Must have a working knowledge of art and comfort with contemporary art
  • Must demonstrate strong organization, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings
  • Spanish language fluency highly desired
  • Intern must be able to work a minimum of 35 hour per week

About the Internship Program

This summer internship opportunity is possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative funded by the Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation. The grant helps to offer paid summer internship opportunities, through which students will perform meaningful work in various departments while learning about career paths and gaining experience that supports their studies and/or entry into the museum workforce, in support of the Initiative’s goal of increasing demographic and cultural diversity in the museum field. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send letter of interest and resume to When applying include “Education Intern Summer 2020” in the subject line of email.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA; it is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply. The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices.