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School-Year High School Internships

Students in grade 10 or 11 on the application deadline date 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 during the academic year.

School Year 2017–2018

  • Application available: August 1, 2017
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017, 6 pm ET (interview notification: November 15, 2017)
  • Program Dates:
    • Orientation: Saturday, December 16 or Sunday, December 17, 1–3 pm (interns should be accompanied by a parent/guardian);
    • Bootcamp: Saturday, January 13 or Sunday, January 14, 9 am–5 pm
    • Departmental placement: 40 hours total. Approximately 2 to 4 hours per week from January 22 to May 31. 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 Fridays, January 19, February 9, March 16, and April 20, 4:30–6:30 pm
    • Mid-semester check-in: Saturday, April 14 or Sunday, April 15, 1–5 pm
    • Final event planning meeting: Friday, June 8, 4:30–6:30 pm
    • Final event and celebration: Friday, June 15, 4:30–6:30 pm

Apply online. (August 1–November 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-semester check-in: A four-hour session for interns to learn from each other's experiences and begin planning the final event.
  • 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.

Any student who:

  • is in grade 10 or 11 and either resides in or attends a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut;
  • 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, we support it, and we 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.