Teen Ternships

M.LiT student in galleryAdditional Opportunities for M.LiTs: Teen Ternships

Open to all former M.LiT participants that are enrolled in or are rising 11th or 12th grade students.

A summer Teen Ternship is a paid internship position with the VMFA Education department, open to M.LiT students. The Teen Tern will gain experience working in the museum and assist program coordinators with special activities relating to teen programming at VMFA.

Time Commitment

Teen Ternships require a weekly time commitment of 20–25 hours, Jun 20–Aug 19 (excluding the week of Jul 4).

Schedule I
Mon–Fri, 9 am–1:30 pm (students may arrange to be dropped off as early as 8:30 am to accommodate parent work schedules)

Schedule II
Mon–Fri, 12:30–5 pm (students may arrange to be picked up as late as 5:30 pm to accommodate parent work schedules)


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Serving as a social media strategists for VMFA’s Teen Programs Facebook page
• Creating and editing content for the VMFA Education Tumblr page as well as the VMFA blog
• Researching and providing recommendations for museum programs toward targeted audiences
• Arranging and conducting informational interviews with VMFA staff
• Working on a special projects related to VMFA’s large-scale Family Events

To Apply

Mail a cover letter and resumé to:
Dr. Vaughn Garland
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220.

In your cover letter, please explain why you would like to be considered for the Teen Ternship and the qualities you would bring to the VMFA Education Department. Please provide any potential scheduling conflicts along with proposed solutions to meet the designated hour requirements.

Deadline: Fri, May 19, 2017.
Teen Terns for summer 2017 will be notified on their acceptance by Fri, Jun 2, 2017.

Please note: Your participation in M.Lit does not guarantee you a TeenTernship.