2017 IntuiTeens Summer Internship Program

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
July 5 - August 4, 2017

Teen interns with Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art will learn about outsider and self-taught art, using the museum’s collection as a catalyst to design and implement a teen art-making program presented in teen-centered Chicago Public Library branches and community centers throughout Chicago. Intuit’s teen interns will be provided guidance and mentorship in museum education and administration. After 2 weeks of training sessions, the teens will represent Intuit as community outreach presenters, leading workshops for teens who want to tap into their desire to express themselves and learn to make objects that are fun, beautiful, and functional. NO PREVIOUS ART OR CRAFT EXPERIENCE NEEDED. That’s what's cool about outsider art: making something for your own enjoyment and your own expression.

In DIY style, using found and re-used materials, we’ll learn how to make art out of all kinds of recycled and upcycled materials. We’ll make digital copies of the cool stuff you make and post it online. We’ll talk about what we make together. If you’ve got them, bring us stories about the kinds of things that are made for beauty and usefulness in your family’s culture.

This internship is suitable for teens who want to explore opportunities in arts teaching and museum education. Teens think outside of the box in order to present current issues that affect teen culture. All the while, teen interns will learn basic art-making skills that would broaden their range to create. In this program, teens will also gain experience in a non-profit organization. Additionally, by doing work as community outreach presenters, interns will experience in public presentation and gain confidence from peer to peer training.

To apply, fill out this application by May 7, 2017.
For more information, contact Joel Javier, jjavier@art.org or 312.243.9088