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Noguchi Museum

Teen Advisory Board Internship

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Teen Advisory Board

The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board [TAB] is a paid internship for New York City public high school students. Each year, TAB interns collaborate on projects that promote dialogue and inclusivity at the Museum. This year, the 2023–24 TAB cohort will focus their conversations on promoting cultural and gender equity in the arts. Teens will learn about contemporary influences in Isamu Noguchi’s life and work, and explore artwork in the exhibitions A Glorious Bewilderment: Marie Menken’s ‘Visual Variations on Noguchi’ and Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within. TAB interns will collaborate on a final project that expresses how art can be connected to self-empowerment.

TAB meets at The Noguchi Museum on Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 pm, from November 8, 2023 through May 8, 2024. TAB participants are paid a $750 stipend for full participation in the program, receiving $375 at the midpoint and end of the program. All materials will be provided, with the option to receive a MetroCard for transportation to the museum.

Please note that the Teen Advisory Board application requires one letter of recommendation. Your letter of recommendation must be submitted along with your application by Thursday, October 19, 2023, 11:59 pm ET. Contact education@noguchi.org if you have any questions about the program.

The internship application deadline is Oct 19th. 

Local / Small Business Internships

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These internships are with small companies. So if you're interested in getting experiences working in smaller businesses, these might be the perfect fit for you.  These include but are not limited to architecture, engineering, and construction management internships. 

Click the Small Business Registration below to apply.

Internships Updated Periodically

Summer Internships

Want some alternatives outside the regular Summer Youth Employment Program stuff? I got you as always.  Here are a few summer opportunities you may find interesting. 

ExpandED Options 2022 

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ExpandED Options students complete a credit-worthy apprenticeship where they learn a new skill and how to teach that skill to younger students in a paid summer internship.  This year, they are interested in continuing the partnership with the CrEST - NYU and Learning Gardens Programs: 

Registration is now open. Check out their flyers and Register using the link below. This is a credit bearing program held in the spring which transitions into a paid internship during the summer.  

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CTE Industry Scholars Program - CTE ISP

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The Industry Scholars Program Provides Students the Opportunity to Have an Internship in the CTE Field of Their Choice

Internships provide the opportunity to learn by doing real work and being productively engaged in the workplace. They may provide the opportunity to work in teams, work on a project, or rotate through a number of departments and job functions. You will develop new skills, become stronger candidates for future job and college opportunities, and grow your professional network!

Registration is now open. Check out their links below for more information and how to get started.  

Priority will be given to seniors

DOB: Youth Leadership Council Program

The DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council program is currently accepting student applications until Tuesday, October 12.

This program empowers high school students to increase inclusive and impactful sustainability and climate action across NYC schools and communities.  YLC meetings will be held after-school, the first and third Thursday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm.  All meetings will be held virtually over Zoom, excluding the first meeting, which will be held in person on Thursday, November 4. Meetings will continue into June 2022.  In-person meetings are dependent on public health guidelines.

Students will be able to:

Student Historian Intern Program @ New York Historical Society

Be a history changemaker.  Use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct teen-led research on under told yet highly relevant histories, on topics you care about. Learn about the history of activists and social movements and discuss how knowledge of history can inform change-making in the present. 

Work with historian mentors and take trips to history archives around the city to help support your work. Develop leadership skills as you lead gallery tours and produce creative digital projects that cover culturally representative stories that aren’t well represented in our history books today. 

Open to: High school students, entering grades 10, 11, or 12. 

Interns who attend a Title 1 School or are eligible for free or reduced lunch will be offered a stipend to participate. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit. We anticipate that we’re going to be virtual, but it’s possible that we will be in person. We accept 25 interns per cohort.

Registration is now closed. Please check back in February when applications will open for the Summer 2024 cohort. Check out their links below for more information and how to get started.  

Priority will be given to seniors