Public Programs & Community Engagement Intern, Fall 2018



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August 13, 2018

The Public Programs and Community Engagement department curates accessible, art-inspired experiences, offering a broad range of opportunities that inspire creativity, incite dialogue and bring the Museum's mission to life. From artist talks and panels, to hands-on workshops and screenings, our department unites the Museum's diverse, adult audiences and connects them with living artists. Our intern will assist the department in researching, coordinating and producing public programs, community events and special projects. They will gain hands-on experience in arts administration, cultural partnership cultivation, coordinating program operations, and interfacing with a variety of stakeholders. As our department regularly interfaces with other Museum departments, the internship provides a unique opportunity to observe the many moving pieces involved in adult, museum education. The intern will be expected to be present at all public programs—which typically take place nights and weekends—and must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be proficient in research and writing, and be able to multitask whilst working independently.

The Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Arts Administration, Museum Programming, Arts Education, or related fields. 

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum’s Internship Program provides college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment. In addition to working on meaningful, engaging projects with Museum staff, interns engage in a series of meetings, workshops, offsite visits to arts and cultural institutions, and public programs. Internship descriptions by department are posted on our website. The Fall 2018 Internship cycle runs from September 10–December 14, 2018 and requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. 


How to apply: 

All candidates must submit their application materials through the Studio Museum website:

Applicants must submit a resume, statement of intent, and a letter of recommendation through our website. The statement of intent should be 500 words or fewer, and should explain the reasons for applying to the program, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how it might enhance your education and career plans.

One letter of recommendation must be submitted from a person who knows the candidate in a professional or academic capacity. The letter may be uploaded on the Studio Museum website or recommenders may also email their letter separately to by the application deadline.