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      Emerging Arts Leaders High School Internship

      PEM is looking for motivated, energetic high school students to work with the Learning and Community Engagement team as Emerging Arts Leaders.

      Emerging Arts Leaders High School Internship

      How to apply

      Email Danielle Olsen, PEM's Director of Programming, Learning & Community Engagement, at

      This internship offers participants the opportunity to engage with art, culture and history, share critical feedback with PEM and learn about a range of career paths. Interns will work with staff members, peers and professional artists to evaluate the museum's outreach and make recommendations on how to engage teen audiences through events, exhibitions and special projects.

      Internships run in the fall and spring.


      1. Increase critical thinking skills and capacity for self-expression
      2. Develop workplace, team building and leadership skills
      3. Expand awareness of museum career opportunities
      4. Participate in shared artistic experiences
      5. Engage with and contribute to the PEM community


      • Behind-the-scenes museum experiences
      • Free access to PEM exhibitions and programs
      • $500 stipend (based on full attendance)


      • Interns meet in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–5 pm, excluding holidays
      • Must complete associated readings and assignments
      • Must attend Salem High School and/or live in Salem

      Please note that the internship will be conducted in English.