Established in 1993, YouthWorks combines educational and career guidance, work readiness, and life skills training with an interdisciplinary Museum setting to benefit local teenagers.
YouthWorks participants begin volunteering throughout the main eight Museum galleries. This allows them a chance to become familiar with Museum policies, procedures, and most importantly the Museum’s mission. We are happy to accommodate youth who may have a disability restricting them from participation on the gallery floor. In this instance, the individual may be placed in another area more suited for their abilities maintaining interaction and collaboration with other interns and staff.
YOUTHWORKS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The YouthWorks Internship is a highly competitive and sought after program with limited positions. To be accepted to this program indicates an individual shows the drive to grow professionally and personally. This internship is more than just a job!
While an intern will perform job assignments alongside staff members, they will also be given the opportunity to experience many different areas of the organization with the goal of providing practical experiences as a beginner in a professional environment. Further, intern positions are paid, allowing the youth an extra source of income for personal needs such as college applications, school expenses, or simply to supplement family income.