The ICA invites undergraduate students to apply for our nine-week, full-time, paid summer internships in the Education Department. The Family and Studio Programs intern is part of an active Education Department that designs, implements, and evaluates learning opportunities for various audiences at the ICA. The intern will learn about program development and implementation for intergenerational audiences, with a focus on children, youth, and families. The intern will also learn about the art and artists on view in addition to broader themes and concepts featured in ICA exhibitions.


  • Assist with the research and development of programs and resources for children and families visiting the ICA
  • Contribute to different aspects of programming at the Bank of America Art Lab and ICA Watershed including:
                  – Lesson plan designing and writing
                  – Assisting visitors, gallery educators and groups during hands-on learning experiences
                  – Working directly with visitors during Play Dates, Community Days, and vacation events
  • Assist with program design and specific art projects; develop family resource materials
  • Assist with administrative tasks including database maintenance and analysis and preparations of forms and handout
  • Attend all relevant meetings and trainings related to exhibitions and administrative meetings with staff from the Education Department


  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Should be interested/experienced in working with children, youth, and/or family audiences
  • Should have an interest/experience in art making, art materials, and/or contemporary art
  • Previous research skills and an ability to conduct independent research
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule
  • Spanish fluency highly desired

About the Internship Program

Summer internship opportunities are 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 under-represented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send letter of interest and resume to  When applying include “Family and Art Lab 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.