Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors enrolled in New York City public and charter high schools that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to careers in all sectors of the museum: Curatorial, Education, Development, Communications and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar. The first week of Artslife is dedicated to team bonding and introducing the interns to the Museum. During the remaining five weeks, participants work on collaborative projects with Museum staff, local designers, and arts professionals who act as mentors. Artslife interns enjoy firsthand experience and the broadest possible exposure to ongoing museum activities, both public facing and behind the scenes.

Artslife interns:

  • Learn about careers in the arts.
  • Build career readiness.
  • Create artwork with local and visiting artists in the Artist Studios.
  • Create a podcast series based on a topic of the interns' choosing.
  • Develop and lead peer-to-peer tours.
  • Build and strengthen presentation, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Visit other cultural institutions in New York City.
  • Earn $15 an hour and receive a free MetroCard.

Artslife will be held July 6, 2022 to August 12, 2022 from 10 am-3 pm Tuesdays through Fridays.

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