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InterseXtions: Gender & Sexuality

In this paid internship, you’ll explore gender and sexuality in art as reflected through race, class, culture, religion, nationality, and language. The internship has two parts. Part I, InterseXtions, is a ten-week program that meets weekly where you’ll discuss readings, engage with artworks, and create your own interpretation of the Museum’s exhibitions. In Part II, select returning participants will plan and execute our annual LGBTQ Teen Night, a large-scale Museum event designed by and for LGBTQ+ youth. In both parts, you’ll work to provide a safe, equitable, and creative space for other LGBTQ+ teens to have fun, explore the arts, and express themselves and their identities.

In Part I, InterseXtions, you will:

  • Meet educators, artists, and curators to learn about art and our collections
  • Share readings and analyze representations of gender and sexuality in art, art criticism, and media
  • Discuss topics such as feminism, sexuality, intersectionality, pop culture, and social justice to make connections between art and our world
  • Make art connected to your own interpretation of these topics
  • Build and strengthen your communication, critical thinking, media, and visual literacy skills
  • Get paid $11.00 an hour, for up to 24 hours this fall
  • Have the option to apply for Part II: LGBTQ Teen Night Planning Committee

In Part II, LGBTQ Teen Night Planning Committee, you will:

  • Design, plan, and execute a free, large-scale event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, gender nonconforming, and queer teens and their allies
  • Promote Teen Night to LGBTQ+ teens across New York City, especially in Brooklyn
  • Communicate with community organizations and emerging artists and performers
  • Assist with other Teen Events and programs like Target First Saturday
  • Strengthen your sense of teamwork, time management, and responsibility
  • Get paid $13.00 an hour, for up to 24 hours this spring

This program is open to all NYC teens, ages 14–19, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, gender nonconforming, questioning and/or queer. Must be able to commit to weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm, November 28, 2017–February 6, 2018 (for Part I) and March 13–June 12, 2018 (for Part II), and additional field trips on Fridays or weekends.

To apply: Applications are currently closed for the 2017–18 year. Please check back in mid-June to apply for fall 2018!

Questions? Email us. Want to perform at Teen Night? Send us a proposal.