Visual Thinking Strategies offers both academic year and summer internship programs for college students. Internships are geared toward juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator, interns learn about school and museum collaborations, non-profit operations, and assist with regular functional duties that range from research and special projects to administrative tasks.

Internships are opportunities for students to learn about the VTS method, curriculum, programming, and the workings of a small-sized cultural organization. VTS interns are asked to commit to either two half-days or one full day per week for the semester (approximately three months). There is no stipend, but interns are invited to participate in Visual Thinking Strategies Practicums and workshops, without cost, to develop their own VTS practice.

VTS accepts applications for internships on a rolling basis.  To apply for an internship, please send your contact information along with resume and cover letter to:

Past VTS Interns

Qinglian Zhang, Summer/Fall 2015

“The VTS staff are always willing to share information about the art world with me, and care about my growth in the education field. I am so glad to have been able to attend a Practicum, and learn about how I can apply VTS to my tours.”

Qinglian Zhang obtained a Masters degree from the New York University Museum Studies Program in 2015. Her main academic interest is community engagement in museums and she has had many practical experiences focusing on visitor studies at the National Art Museum of China, the Met, the Guggenheim, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Morgan Library and Museum, etc.

During her internship with Visual Thinking Strategies, she learned about the influences of VTS pedagogy in different focus areas from the Online Summer Series and annual teacher evaluations of VTS. She also participated in a Beginner Practicum at the Brooklyn Museum, and now develops her own "VTS in Mandarin" museum tours in New York City.

Qinglian received her BA degree in Communication and English at University of International Relations in Beijing. She is a big fan of room escape games and scavenger hunts.