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August Wilson High School Internships

Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to offer eight-week, paid internships to give Pittsburgh-area high school students exposure and experience in the museum field.

Applicants should be curious about and have a keen interest in art and art museums but do not need prior knowledge of how art museums work.

The internships provide on-the-job experience for students who learn from and work alongside museum staff in a variety of professional roles. Interns build skills for future educational opportunities and develop an understanding of art museum careers.

The internship is designed specifically for marginalized students and create pathways into the museum field where young people can imagine a future for themselves. The internship opportunity at the Carnegie Museum of Art connects a young person’s interest with project-based learning within a museum while creating a cohort of young people to learn, build and support each other.

Supported by the August Wilson Legacy Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation (external link), the internships are open to all high school students, with a preference for African American students.

The positions pay $10 per hour.

Applicant Requirements

  • Candidates must be at least sixteen years of age and completing 11th or 12th grade by June of the current school year.
  • Students must be able to work approximately 30 hours per week for eight weeks from June to August.
  • Applicants must provide one adult reference* who is not a relative.

Important Dates

  • Applications and references must be received by May 8
  • Finalists will be interviewed in the second week of May
  • Candidates will be notified by May 20

Reference Form

*Please ask an adult who is not a relative (such as a teacher, coach, mentor, boss) to complete our reference form. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that the reference is submitted by May 8.

Application Form

Applications and References must be received by May 8 for consideration in the summer internship program.

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Teen Internship Application

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