IntuiTeens Summer Internship Program

June 26-August 2, 2018
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

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! For the 2018 program, we anticipate supporting four selectecd IntuiTeens with a stipend for the summer.

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.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

IntuiTeens 2018 Application

Intuit is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis from Chicago teens (ages 13-18) for the 2018 Summer program. 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. 

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These answers will help us determine what you are interested in and help us create the best internship possible. Please write at least one paragraph per question. No single sentence answers, please!
The 2018 IntuiTeens Summer Internship Program runs June 26-August 2. IntuiTeens meet Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. at Intuit, located at 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642.
By submitting this application, my listed parent/guardian and I both understand I am being considered for the IntuiTeens internship in summer 2018 (submission of this form does not guarantee acceptance to the program). We understand that we will be notified via email and/or phone of my application status and may have a follow up interview with an Intuit staff member.