IntuiTeens Summer Internship Program

Tuesday, July 2nd through Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

Applications due May 31, 2019

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 program 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

  • 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. Applications are due May 31 for the 2019 program cycle.

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IntuiTeens Application Process

Intuit is now accepting IntuiTeens applications for summer 2019!

All accepted IntuiTeens will be notified by June 2019. Until then, check out our social media account @intuiTeens 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. 


Your answers to the application’s essay response questions (#1-4) will help us determine what you are interested in, so we can create the best program possible. Please write at least one paragraph per question. No single sentence answers, please!

Phone *
Date of birth: *
Date of birth:
Address *
Parent/Guardian Phone *
Parent/Guardian Phone
Please list any specific dates/times you know you will be unavailable to attend the program and provide a reason for the unavailability:
By submitting this application, my listed parent/guardian and I both understand I am being considered for the IntuiTeens program in summer 2019 (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 team member. *

Thank you to an anonymous donor, John Alderson and Phyllis Rabineau for their 2019 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.