This is a wonderful internship for students who have participated in our MAD Museum Intensives. Since our first museum intensive in January 2015, one MECA student has been awarded an Artslife internship each summer.

This internship is a great stepping stone for your career. How often can you put a world famous museum internship on your resume? Are you the next Artslife intern?

Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to museum careers such as Curatorial, Education, Development, Public Relations and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar. During the initial week, participants get to know one another and meet museum staff. During the remaining six weeks, participants work on collaborative projects with Museum staff, local designers, and arts professionals who act as mentors. Students enjoy first-hand experience and the broadest possible exposure to ongoing museum activities, both public facing and behind-the-scenes. 

Artslife interns will:

  • Learn about careers in the arts
  • Create artwork with local and visiting artists in the Artists’ Studios
  • Develop and teach peer-to-peer tours
  • Build and strengthen presentation, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Visit other cultural institutions in New York City
  • Interns are paid $13.00 an hour

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The application deadline is March 31, 2018

The Museum of Arts and Design, MAD MUSEUM is a world famous museum dedicated to presentation of trends and issues found in the art and design world. Located at Columbus Circle near Central Park, MAD has partnered with MECA since 2015 for our MAD Museum Intensive. This intensive gives freshmen the opportunity to spend 5 consecutive afternoons learning how to have a conversation about the works on view. At the last session, students lead a museum tour to the public. This intensive has helped many of our students gain confidence in public speaking and become more knowledgable about creativity and museums.