Tenenbaum Interns


Tenenbaum Minority High School Student Internship

The Tenenbaum Internship is Telfair Museum’s longest running internship program, established in 2000 to provide an opportunity each school year for a minority high school student to work closely with the museum staff, learn web design software, and assist staff with regular updates to an education-focused website. Over the years the program has developed into an annual paid internship in which students learn facets of museum operation, gain exposure to different professional roles within the museum and work with education staff to develop projects ranging from a summer teen intensive to educational technology projects.

Telfair Museums provides an annual opportunity for one high school intern per school year to work in the education department to foster the development of future museum professionals. This paid internship is intended specifically for an outstanding student who is a member of a group that is currently under-represented in these professions including individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino or Hispanic and Native American descent. The intern will gain exposure to the workings of Telfair Museums across  departments, working primarily within the education department by assisting with in-house and outreach programming, marketing, and evaluation. Financial need is considered in the internship award.

The next Tenenbaum intern term begins June 7, 2018. Apply now »


Tenenbaum Minority Museum Education Fellowship

The fellowship, a new program initiated in 2016, is aimed to promote the museum’s strategic goals for education and audience development, to improve diversity in museum professions, and to provide valuable job experience and credentials for recent graduates in art or museum education entering the workforce. The Tennenbaum Fellow will provides general administrative support working within the museum’s education department on key programs linked to an ambitious series of exhibitions. The Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of community education and outreach programs for youth and underserved audiences related to exhibitions, STEAM, and other curriculum–linked content. The Fellow assists with the writing of lesson plans, making connections with outreach partners and new audiences, and teaching. The Fellow is a paid a competitive stipend, and is eligible for non-exempt employee benefits. This is a one-year fellowship, renewable to 2 years.

The position is currently filled. Future application deadlines to be announced.


Both projects are funded by the Labelle and Meyer Tenenbaum Education Endowment at Telfair Museums.