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Interested in a career in museums and galleries? Apply for a paid summer internship with the Lab for Teen Thinkers and learn about jobs for people with an interest in the public humanities!

The Lab for Teen Thinkers is a paid public humanities internship that offers teens the unique opportunity to study objects with a variety of scholars, artists, and curators working in the fields of material culture, archaeology, art-oriented research, and digital media. During the four-week summer internship, Teen Thinkers will explore the history and archaeology of Seneca Village, a predominantly African American community in what is now Central Park. Teen Thinkers will research a selected artifact from archaeological excavations of Seneca Village and present their findings to the larger Teen Summer Institute community, influencing how others might learn and think about material culture. Teens who are interested in continuing their college and career readiness can apply for an expanded paid internship at Bard Graduate Center that will meet on select Saturdays during the academic school year.

Summer Internship Dates: July 6–29, 2022
When: Mondays–Fridays from 1–4:30pm
Where: 38 West 86 Street, New York, NY
Who Can Apply? Rising juniors and seniors in high school.

Upon successful completion of the four-week summer internship program, teens will receive a $960 stipend. Teens will also receive round-trip MetroCards and snacks on their internship days. 

In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, teen interns will be required to be vaccinated and “boosted.”

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Acceptance Notification: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Zoom Information Sessions
You’re invited! Learn about the Lab for Teen Thinkers and ask questions of the faculty and alumni of the program.

Saturday, April 2, 1–2 pm

Questions? Email

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