MOCA offers full-time paid internships in the summer, and part-time paid internships during the academic year


MOCA is now accepting applications for a School & Family Programs Intern within its Education Department. Click here to read more and apply!

School & Family Programs Intern

The Education Department supports Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)’s mission by creating dynamic learning opportunities for individuals and groups from diverse communities. MOCA’s Education Department serves over 10,000 children and adults each year through guided tours, teacher workshops, family programs, and afterschool and outreach activities. Become a MOCA Education Intern and join a passionate, creative, and impactful team! Gain hands-on experience in the areas of school and community engagement, family programs, project management, building partnerships, museum education, program planning, and much more.

About the Internship:
MOCA internships offer dynamic and exciting experiences in the arts, culture, & history for college and graduate students.

The Education Department at MOCA is seeking a School & Family Programs Intern to support all aspects of our on-site school programs and family programs. Ideal candidates will be available 2 – 4 days per week (14-21 hrs) from mid-March through late-June. $40/week intern stipend to cover travel expenses.

The School & Family Programs Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe, be trained to facilitate, and assist with interactive group tours for K-12 audiences in-person and virtually
  • Develop, research, and pilot student and teacher resources, including: MOCA Heroes student magazines, Hidden Voices AAPI curriculum, and on-site self-guided activities, for K-12 schools and universities
  • Create and prepare education and community outreach materials for family programs, teacher workshops, off-site MOCA in the Classroom programs, and other departmental events
  • Support and create supplementary resources for signature family programs MOCAKIDS Storytime, MOCACREATE, and Family Festivals
  • Adapt tour content and materials for groups with special needs, English Language Learners, and other diverse audiences
  • Maintain and monitor gallery program supplies and spaces, including touch objects, worksheets, and Learning Center materials
  • Assist with marketing campaigns, targeted outreach, and in building sustained community partnerships to grow our school and family programs audience
  • Evaluate, record and analyze program survey data
  • General day-to-day activities that support the Education Department
  • Serve as a MOCA ambassador at community events and festivals


  • Knowledge of, interest in, and/or pursuit of a degree in Education, Social Studies Education, Art Education, Museum Studies, Asian American Studies, American Studies, East Asian Studies, or a related field; interest in anti-bias education and community engagement
  • Experience working with children ages Pre-K-12, especially in museums, informal learning environments, or schools
  • Willingness to engage diverse audiences using learner-centered teaching strategies such as object-based learning, visual thinking strategies, and inquiry-based dialogue
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in creating resources and/or curricula for K-12 audiences
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with intergenerational family audiences
  • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment; handle multiple tasks at once; adhere to deadlines
  • Some background in social media and in using design programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Canva preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual Mandarin or Cantonese a plus!

Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be accepted from March 6– March 17, 2023, on a rolling basis.

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for this role. If much of this internship description describes you, then we encourage you to apply.


MOCA’s summer internship program is on hold until further notice. We are currently not accepting any applications. Please continue to check this page for any updates.

MOCA’s internship program offers a dynamic and exciting learning experience in the arts, culture, and history fields. All our interns take part in orientation, professional development seminars, and conduct exhibition/program related research and outreach. Though the process they will learn valuable professional skills and about MOCA’s history and strategies for fulfilling its mission. They will receive program-specific training designed by MOCA’s team to help them succeed in their chosen program area.

Program Areas:

Archives and Collections
Communications, Graphic Design, and Media Production
Development and External Affairs

*Internships will be conducted in a hybrid format and applicants must be able to work on site

Who Can Apply:

This program is open to current undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates and high school students are welcome to apply

How to Apply:
Your application should include:
• Completed Internship Application Form. You can download the form here.
• Cover Letter: Explain your background, qualifications, your interest in MOCA and how you see yourself in the future. Indicate which program area you are applying for and why you might be a good fit for the position.
• Résumé.

Please send the materials above as Word or PDF attachments, entitled as “YourNameLetter,” “YourNameResume” and “YourNameApplication” to In the subject line, please include your full name, and indicate the program area(s) to which you are applying (e.g., YourName_Collections/Exhibtions). You can also mail your application to Kevin Chu 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013.