Twelve-Month Access and Inclusion Education Internship
The Education Department offers one twelve-month internship for an individual interested in accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in museums. Based in Education's Public Programs and Engagement division, the intern helps support activities that foster inclusivity throughout the Museum. These include Access programs for visitors with disabilities and family, teen, K–12 student and teacher, college, and adult programs, as well as initiatives with departments across the institution that make the broader museum experience inclusive of visitors with disabilities. The intern will learn about best practices for access and inclusion through working closely with Access staff on program planning and implementation, by observing educators teaching programs for various audiences, and by supporting projects related to accessible exhibition design, staff training, and digital accessibility, for example.
The intern will gain knowledge of art museum education pedagogy and working with audiences with disabilities. They will develop skills to embed principles of accessibility and inclusion into the design of education programs, including planning strategies, outreach/marketing, creating inclusive activities, accommodations, adaptive supplies, and more. In collaboration with educators, the intern will identify areas for further growth in programs and resources and create innovative solutions. They might develop guidelines, resources, teaching strategies, and/or training. The intern will also develop a research question to pursue independently.
Ideal candidates are those for whom this opportunity represents a growth and learning experience.
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