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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

High School Internships are open to any student who:

  • is completing grade 10 or 11 on the application deadline date and either resides in or attends a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut;
  • has not completed another 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.

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Being a high school intern provides many benefits during the program and beyond:

  • Professional skills and behaviors
  • In-depth knowledge of museum professions
  • Behind-the-scenes views of the Museum's inner workings
  • Practice in a museum profession under the guidance of a Met staff member
  • Exploration of your own interests in the context of the Museum
  • Opportunities to network with peers and museum professionals
  • Opportunities to participate in Career Labs, interactive workshops led by arts, museum, and creative professionals

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 with other teens, Museum staff, and the communities the Museum serves. We are looking for teens who will benefit from what the program can offer (see the answer to "What's in it for me?" above), but who will bring their unique perspectives and strengths. You do not need experience or specific knowledge of art or art history, but should be enthusiastic about learning—about museum careers, great works of art, and everything else The Met has to offer.

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.

Using the online application:

  • Create a login for our application system. Use an email address you can check regularly; communications regarding your application will be sent to this email.
  • Begin to complete the application form online.
  • Use the application system to request two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation must be from a teacher or school administrator. The other can be from another teacher or school administrator, or from another adult (who is not related to you), who can write about why you would be a great intern at The Met. For example, you could ask a coach, mentor, the leader of an after-school program or activity, or a supervisor from a previous internship or work experience.
  • Finish your application form and click "Submit" on the last page. You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. You may wish to have a friend, teacher, parent, or guardian help you edit your application before submitting it.
  • Make certain your two recommenders upload their letters to the application system before the deadline. The application system will allow you to see whether or not their letters have been submitted, but you will not be able to see the letters themselves. If your recommenders have any trouble uploading their letters, please ask them to email us at highschoolinterns@metmuseum.org or call us at 212-650-2330.

You will receive an email (at the email address you use to log in to WizeHive, the application system) when you submit your online application. You will also receive an email at the same address when each of your recommenders uploads a letter of recommendation for you to the application system. You can also log in to the application system at any time to check whether or not your recommendation letters have been uploaded.

No. If you are accepted into the internship program, it is your responsibility to arrange your own housing and accommodations.

We do not accept late applications. We hope you will consider applying for this program in the future if you are still eligible or join us for one of our other programs or events for teens. We also encourage you to apply for one of our Internships for College or Graduate Students in the future.

We welcome you to join us for one of our other programs or events for teens. We also encourage you to apply for one of our Internships for College and Graduate Students in the future.

Email us at highschoolinterns@metmuseum.org or call us at 212-650-2330.