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Teen Art Connect Internship


ADMISSION: Free for teens

APPLICATION Deadline: 5pm on March 12, 2021

The Teen Art Connect (TAC) internship is a year-long paid internship at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) for high school students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in working in a world-class arts environment to create meaningful experiences for the public, while developing professional skills.

TAC interns plan our annual Teen Takeover event; lead architecture and exhibition tours; promote, assist, and participate in workshops led by contemporary artists; present and host Battle of the Bands; support CJM educators and staff in Family, Access, and Public Programs; and receive one-on-one mentorship from Museum professionals. 

job description

TAC interns provide Museum visitors with fun and educational experiences and help make The Museum a vibrant place for visitors of all ages. TAC interns will:

  • Learn about The Museum’s exhibitions and architecture
  • Learn about jobs and careers available in the arts
  • Greet the public and provide information about The Museum
  • Lead architecture and select exhibition tours
  • Assist with The Museum’s Family Programs
  • Plan and promote events for teens and young adults
  • Assist with work in The Museum’s offices
  • Create meaningful connections with peers and mentors
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Requirements to apply for a TAC internship are:

  • Must be a high school student entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall
  • Interest in many of the following: art, culture, museums, architecture, Judaism, intercultural dialogue, education, customer service, public speaking, leadership, event planning, marketing, community engagement 
  • Must be reliable, enthusiastic, friendly, curious, and open-minded
  • Ability to communicate via and regularly check email and/or text messages on a daily basis
  • Must be willing to commit to the following: 
    June: Summer training intensive (10am–4pm, Monday–Friday)
    July–August: Two trainings per month (Sundays, 3–5:30pm)
    August–May: Two trainings per month (Sundays, 3–5:30pm) and between two and six hours of work per week
Compensation and Benefits

TACs are paid minimum wage for all trainings and work hours completed. Additional benefits include:

  • Free Membership to The CJM
  • Free admission to events, including films, performances, and artist talks
  • Meet other teens with similar interests
  • Great experience for college and job applications 
  • Learn about art, culture, museums, architecture, and more
  • Plan, promote, and assist with events and workshops for teens 
  • Meet artists and creative professionals
  • Gain mentorship from Museum professionals
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Want to know more? 

See what the TAC interns are up to on Instagram @tac_teenartconnect.

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Teen Programs are made possible by major support from Koret Foundation, The Covenant Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation. These programs are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (Teen Initiative) a project of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in partnership with Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, and with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation.  Additional support is provided by Miranda Lux Foundation and Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation.