What Does a High School Intern Do at the Met?
Join other teens in this paid six-week program that will take you behind the scenes, connect you with Museum staff, and help you develop professional skills and experience. This opportunity is for any student at a New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut high school or home school who is in grade 11 or 12 during the school year prior to the internship.
The internship consists of three main components:
· Departmental Placements—Each intern spends a portion of the internship observing, assisting, and being mentored by a staff member in one of the Museum's departments. The placement is chosen according to the intern's interests and experience. (See Departmental Placement Descriptions for additional information.)
· Career Labs—Curators, educators, designers, conservators, and other staff discuss their professional paths and roles at the Museum and lead workshops that help interns try out an element of their work. For the final Career Lab, interns share the insights, experiences, and skills gained through their departmental placements with fellow interns and invited guests in interactive ways.
· Gallery Sessions—Interns contribute to group discussions inspired by great works of art and guided by Museum educators. For the final gallery session, interns pair up and choose an interesting work of art to talk about with the rest of the group.
Who Can Apply?
Any student who:
· is completing grade 11 or 12 at a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut the spring before the internship begins (is a rising senior or recent high school graduate during the internship);
· is available to attend all sessions of the internship program; and
· has the consent of a parent/guardian to apply for this program.
You don't need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!
· Application Available: February 1, 2015
· Deadline: April 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
· Program Dates:
· July 6–August 13
· Mondays–Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
· Payment: $1,200 stipend upon successful completion of the program
See all High School Internship Program Departmental Placement Descriptions.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's administrative areas—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history.