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Museum Internships

Work at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago offers internship opportunities for high school teens throughout the year. 

The Learning and Public Engagment Internship is a great opportunity for creative teens who are interested in studio arts, museums, education, leadership, and/or working with the public. Working closely with museum staff, interns support studio programs, gallery tours, youth events, and family festivals. Interns also have the opportunity to design and lead their own public programs, job-shadow with staff from around the museum, get access to the behind-the-scenes of the museum, and learn about the museum's collection. 

Summer Internship

We are able to offer this internship through a partnership with After School Matters. The internship is open to Chicago high school teens (and After School Matters gives priority to Chicago Public School students) who will be at least 16 years old by the start of the internship on June 26, 2017. 

If you're interested in learning more and applying to the internship, please fill out an online application through the After School Matters website. Be sure to rank the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Education program within your top 3 choices when you apply. Once you submit your application, we'll get you info from After School Matters and then get back in touch with you about next steps.

We will begin interviewing teens in early May, so apply soon! Let us know if you have questions or need any help with the online application process. 

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.