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

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 their session duration (approximately four 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.

Internship Calendar

Fall Session
August - November (interviews in July)

Winter Session
December - March (interviews in November)

Spring Session
April - Mid-July (interviews in March)

To apply for an internship, please send resume and cover letter noting the session for which you are applying to:

Job Opportunities

Currently, there are no job opportunities at VTS.

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.