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The Met High School Internship Program: School Year

In-person
Timetable
Academic Year
Cost
Compensation
$1100 Stipend
Application Deadline
October
Duration
Semester
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The Met School Year High School Internship offers paid opportunities for students in grade 10 or 11 and who either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York City. The program allows them to connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills, network, and gain work experience during the academic year.

The internship consists of:

  • Bootcamp: Eight hours of training and workshops to prepare interns for the internship.
  • Departmental placements: Each intern spends 40 hours of the internship observing, assisting, and being supervised and 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-semester check-in: A four-hour session for interns to learn from each other's experiences and begin planning the final event.
  • Teens Take The Met!: Met High School interns come together to work The Met's big spring teen night, when teens drop in for numerous activities across the Museum, including art making, performances, music, and more. Interns help with wayfinding, assisting partners and teens with check-in, event coverage via social media, and facilitating various art-making activities. In addition, they help by preparing and sorting art-making materials or creating teen-inspired posters. At the event they'll also find out what they can do at over forty other New York City cultural and community organizations.
  • Final event planning meeting: A two-hour session for interns to plan and create the final event.
  • Final event: Interns present an event to share the insights, experiences, and skills gained through their departmental placements with fellow interns and invited guests in interactive ways.

Location(s)

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Schedule

  • January to June

Cost/Compensation

  • A stipend of $1,100 is paid once hours are completed

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be in grade 10 or 11 and either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York City.
  • Students must not have completed another paid or unpaid internship at The Met.
  • Students must be available to attend all sessions of the internship program. 
  • Students must have the consent of a parent/guardian to apply for this program.

Deadline

  • October

Application or Entry Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Short essay responses 
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or another adult who is not related to you who can write about why you would be a great intern for The Met. Good choices are your coach or mentor, the leader of an after-school program or activity you do, or a supervisor from a previous internship or work experience.

Notifications of Decisions

Financial Aid Details

Other Dates to Keep in Mind

  • Accepted intern and family reception: January 
  • Bootcamp: Saturday in January 
  • Departmental placement: 40 hours total. Approximately 2 to 4 hours per week from February to June. Exact schedule will be arranged based on the availability of the intern and the departmental placement supervisor. (You will enter information about your availability on the application.)
  • Career Labs: attend all four Fridays: January, February, March, and April, 4:30–6:30 pm
  • Biweekly Friday check-ins beginning in February 
  • Teens Take The Met!: May
  • Final event and celebration: June 

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as The Met, is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world. Located in New York City, The Met is home to over 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history, from ancient times to the present day. The Met has a diverse collection of art from all over the world, including notable works from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Its collection also includes significant works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Picasso. In addition to its collection, The Met also offers a wide range of educational programs and initiatives aimed at promoting the study and appreciation of art, including lectures, tours, and workshops, as well as outreach programs aimed at bringing the museum's collections to underserved communities.

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