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Teen Art Connect Internship


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 and artists, 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 2023 are eligible to apply. 

TAC interns lead architecture and exhibition tours; promote, assist, and participate in workshops led by contemporary artists; create audio stories for our annual teen exhibition; support CJM educators and staff in Family, Access, and Public Programs; and receive mentorship from Museum professionals.  

How to apply

Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed. Please check back in February 2024 for the Fall 2024 application.

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 at The Contemporary Jewish Museums are made possible with generous support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the California Arts Council, The Covenant Foundation, and U.S. Bank.