2017 High School Summer Internship (Full-Time) Program

As a full-time high school intern, you will get an expose to careers in the museum, arts and culture field. This opportunity is a great one for you to meet mentors and friends, develop professional skills and experience, and contemplate the role of museums in today’s society.


MOCA 2017 summer full-time high school interns will have opportunities to assist projects in all departments to gain an overview of how a well-known cultural institution operates. All high school interns are required to attend professional development activities, participate in discussion and final presentation.


Who Can Apply

If you are a high school student and has a passion in arts and culture, we encourage you to apply. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of Chinese American history or art, but you must commit 35 work hours per week for the period from June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017. MOCA offers a nominal transportation and meal stipend. You must have the consent of a parent/guardian to apply for this program.


For candidates interested in part-time internship opportunities in the summer, please click here.

Application Deadline

We are currently recruiting for our 2017 Summer High School Interns (full-time). The session will run from June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.


How to Apply

Your application should include:
• Completed High School Internship (full-time) Application Form. You can download the form here.
We recommend you include:
• Cover Letter: Explain your background, qualifications, and your interest in MOCA.
• Résumé: Include any relevant work and volunteer experience.


Please send the materials above as Word or PDF attachments, entitled as “YourNameApplication” “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume” to internships@mocanyc.org. In the subject line, please include “2017 Summer High School Full-Time Internship” and your full name. You can also mail your application to: 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 with attention to “High School Internship (full-time) Program.”