IntuiTeens Summer Internship Program

Check back in soon for our 2019 program dates!
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

Are you curious, creative and socially engaged? Are you looking for something to do this summer? Intuit is the place for you! The IntuiTeens summer internship is a unique opportunity to meet teens from across the city, explore your creativity and celebrate the power of outsider art.

After an immersive look at outsider art through field trips and activities, interns represent Intuit across the city and in the museum through leading original art-making workshops. IntuiTeens will be provided guidance and mentorship in arts teaching, museum education, museum administration and so much more!

As an IntuiTeen, you will:

  • Grow leadership skills through creating and implementing your own original art-making workshop

  • Develop art-making skills and expand your creative practice

  • Collaborate with local teens, professional artists and community organizations to explore current issues that affect teen culture

  • Receive community service hours or a scholarship stipend for the summer (IntuiTeens cannot earn both payment and community service hours)

  • Organize fun events for Intuit’s teen audiences

  • Gain hands-on experience in community arts teaching and nonprofit work

All IntuiTeens help fulfill the museum’s mission to celebrate outsider art. However, each IntuiTeen will explore what engaging with outsider art means on their own terms. That’s what is so exciting about outsider art: making something for your own enjoyment and your own expression! No previous arts experience is required to apply.

Thank you to John Alderson and Phyllis Rabineau for their 2018 IntuiTeens sponsorship.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and a Year of Creative Youth grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

IntuiTeens Application Process

Intuit is no longer accepting IntuiTeens applications for summer 2018. Missed the deadline? Apply next year!

All accepted IntuiTeens will be notified by June 2018. Until then, check out our social media accounts @intuitartcenter and come participate in Intuit events! Questions? Email Jane Castro, School and Youth Programs Coordinator, at

Please note: This online application cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting to avoid losing any information. We recommend printing a copy for your records before submitting. 

The IntuiTeens application is currently closed.
Please check back in April 2019 for next year's internship application.