Apply for an internship at the Art Institute of Chicago to work behind the scenes, get professional experience, and connect with art in the museum’s collection. Interns work in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement and support studio programs, gallery tours, youth events, and family festivals.
Marwen Yearlong Internship
Marwen Internships take place during the school year and are open to all participating Marwen students in grades 9-12. Applications can be found through Marwen during July, with interviews offered at the Art Institute of Chicago in August.
After School Matters Summer Internship
The After School Matters summer internship is open to Chicago high school teens who will be at least 16 years old by the start of the internship. Applications can be found online through the After School Matters website. Check back in May for more details.
What is the Art Institute of Chicago looking for in a teen intern?
You don’t need prior work experience at an art museum or specific knowledge of art history to join our team. We’re looking for teens from across the city who are excited to share their skills and creativity with their peers and museum visitors.
What's in it for me?
Interns get to:
Gain valuable leadership, teamwork, and education experiences
Get the opportunity to design and offer their own public programs
Work closely with professionals working in the arts
See first-hand the behind-the-scenes operations of a museum
Get free entrance to Art Institute and other museums with museum employee ID
Develop professional skills and make contacts for future careers
Meet and work with other teens who are also interested in art, museums, and education
I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications. We hope you will consider applying for this program in the future. Please join us for other Teen Programs events.