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Summer High School Internships

Students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of the internship and who either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut can connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills and experience.

Summer 2017

  • Application Available: February 1, 2017
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017, 6 pm ET (interview notification: April 15, 2017)
  • Program Dates:
    • Orientation: Saturday, June 10 or Sunday, June 11, 1–3 pm (interns should be accompanied by a parent/guardian);
    • Bootcamp: Saturday, June 17, or Sunday, June 18, 9 am–5 pm
    • Departmental placement: 40 hours total. Approximately 10–20 hours per week from July 10 to August 4. Exact schedule will be arranged based on the availability of the intern and departmental placement supervisor. (You will enter information about your availability on the application.)
    • Career Labs: Attend at least three of four Thursdays, July 6, July 13, July 27, and August 3, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
    • Mid-semester check-in: Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
    • Final event planning meeting: Thursday, August 3, 1:30–3:30 pm
    • Final event and celebration: Thursday, August 10, 4:30–6:30 pm

Apply online. (February 1–April 1, 2017)

We encourage you to apply using our online application system. If you are unable to use this system or need assistance accessing the application and completing it, please contact highschoolinterns@metmuseum.org or 212-650-2330 for assistance.

See all High School Internship Program Departmental Placement Descriptions.

The internship consists of:

  • Bootcamp: Eight hours of trainings and workshops to prepare interns for the internship.
  • Departmental Placements: Each intern spends 40 hours of the internship observing, assisting, and being mentored by a staff member in one of the Museum's departments. The placement is chosen according to the intern's interests and experience. (See Departmental Placement Descriptions for additional information.)
  • Career Labs: Curators, educators, designers, conservators, and other staff discuss their professional paths and roles at the Museum and lead workshops that help interns try out an element of their work.
  • Mid-Summer Check-in: A four-hour session for interns to learn from each other's experiences and plan and create the final event.
  • Final event: Interns present an event that shares the insights, experiences, and skills gained through their departmental placements with fellow interns and invited guests in interactive ways.

Any student who:

  • is completing grade 10 or 11 and who either resides in or attends a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut the spring before the internship begins (is a rising junior or rising senior during the internship);
  • has not completed another paid or unpaid internship at The Met;
  • is available to attend all sessions of the internship program; and
  • has the consent of a parent/guardian to apply for this program.

You don't need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!

We don't just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our interns, our work, and our communities. We are interested in interns with diverse backgrounds and interests, who are excited about sharing their skills and ideas.