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Teen Art Connect Internship

Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed

ADMISSION: Free for teens

The Teen Art Connect (TAC) Internship brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-round paid internship. Teens work and learn together in a world-class arts environment to experience art, explore identity and culture, produce and lead meaningful public events and programs, and develop professional skills. All high school students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2024 are eligible to apply. We value diversity, including diversity in culture, race and ethnicity, and gender expression. 

Job Description

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

  • Learn about The Museum’s exhibitions and architecture 
  • Learn about jobs and careers in the arts 
  • Greet the public and provide information about The Museum 
  • Lead architecture and exhibition tours 
  • Lead activities and engage with visitors at programs and events 
  • Create meaningful connections with peers and mentors 

Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed. Check back in spring 2025 to learn about applying for next year's TAC internship program.

Stay Connected

See what we're up to on Instagram @tac_teenartconnect, or sign up for our teen email list to stay up-to-date on teen events and opportunities. 

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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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Major support for Teen Programs is generously provided by the California Arts Council, Miranda Lux Foundation, U.S. Bank, and Toole Family Charitable Foundation.