The ICA invites undergraduate students to apply for a nine-week, paid summer internship. The Teen Programs Intern will work closely with museum educators on research, implementation, and evaluation of teen programs. The intern will work directly with teens participating in programs such as Teen Arts Council and Harbor Collective. This paid internship offers a student the opportunity to experience working with teens developing creative skills in a contemporary art museum setting.


  • Assist with planning and facilitating summer teen programs
  • Work collaboratively with teaching artists, partner organizations, and teen department staff to support young people in developing creative skills
  • Assist with events hosted and attended by Teen Arts Council, Harbor Collective, and other teen programs
  • Conduct research on upcoming exhibitions and develop materials to support teens in skill development including facilitating gallery experiences
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Should be interested/experienced in working with youth audiences
  • Must demonstrate strong organization and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings
  • Spanish language fluency highly desired
  • Intern must be able to work a minimum of 35 hours per week

An offer with the Education Department is contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check. The necessary paperwork will be provided to considered candidates for completion.


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 “Teen Programs Intern 2020” in the subject line of email.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, and 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.