[Fall 2024] Education - Community Programs Internship Job at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

The Whitney’s Academic Year Internship program offers a semester-long paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program. The internship is hybrid, with some onsite work. For Fall 2024, interns commit between 16–21 hours per week over 10–12 weeks for a total of 200 hours. Interns are assigned to a specific department at the Museum for the duration of the internship.
The Whitney seeks a Community Programs and Partnerships intern for the Fall 2024 semester.
The Whitney’s Community Programs and Partnerships department aims to build pathways for New Yorkers to engage with the richness and complexity of American art. Through partnerships, we work to build sustained connections that go beyond the single museum visit, bringing art, ideas, and dialogue to classrooms, senior centers, and community-based organizations around the city. The work of the Community Programs and Partnerships department is driven by collaboration between Whitney staff, local stakeholders, and artists.

Expected Projects & Assignments
  • Providing support for virtual/onsite programs and special events
  • Assisting with virtual sessions, workshops, and courses for community partners and senior centers by preparing curriculum materials for freelance educators
  • Researching artists in the Whitney’s collection and current exhibitions
  • Assisting freelance educators offsite at community partnerships
  • Administrative support and maintenance of community programs spaces
  • Completion of a final intern project connected to community programs and partnerships
Skills & Qualifications
  • Passionate about and have some knowledge of contemporary art and social movements (i.e. immigrant justice, racial justice, LGBTQ justice, disability justice)
  • Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated with a degree in education, museum studies, disability studies, studio art, art history, or a related field
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or ASL a plus
  • Undergraduates and graduates currently enrolled in accredited academic year programs are eligible
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year’s worth of academic coursework; undergraduate freshmen are not eligible
  • While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in all majors are encouraged to apply
  • Previous museum experience is not required
Provided Training
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook,
  • Opportunities to observe tours
  • Opportunities to observe and support community programming such as guided visits and artist workshops
  • Intern will gain knowledge of how to produce educational programming at a cultural institution, how to prepare, and learn about inclusive programming


Interns will be paid a stipend of $3000.

Generous support for Ostrover Family Academic Year Interns is provided by Julie and Doug Ostrover.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

About the Whitney:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment

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