Teens

The Jewish Museum offers unique opportunities for teens to engage with the arts. Learn more about and register for after-school and summer classes and the Teen Intern Program here.

Teen Intern Program

In this year-long program, students entering grades 9 – 12 work with Jewish Museum educators to facilitate programs and special projects while exploring art and culture through the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Training and work sessions will be a combination of in-person and virtual; interns will receive a stipend for their participation.

Teen Interns accepted in 2024 are required to participate in three spring training sessions to prepare for working at the Museum during the 2024 - 25 school year.

For more information, call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.

To share information about this program, please download the flyer.

To apply, please fill out the Program Application.

A teacher recommendation is also required, please submit a completed Recommendation Form along with your application.

Applications are due March 22, 2024.

High School Video Workshop


Teens participate in the High School Video Workshop.

In this free, vacation week program, students in grades 9 – 12 work with a teaching artist to explore video as an artistic medium. Students will use video as a form of personal expression and will work in small groups to create films. The class will explore how to use video in creative ways, from pre-production to developing camera techniques and, finally, editing. No prior experience necessary—beginners are welcome!

Classes will take place in person February 20, 21, 22, and 23; 1 pm – 5 pm.

To register, please complete this form by Friday, February 16, 2024.

To share information about the program, download this flyer.

For information about upcoming opportunities for teens, subscribe to our School & Educator Programs eNews.

The High School Video Workshop Series is made possible, in part, through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Videos from previous High School Video Workshops:

Created by Jennifer V., Yamile B., and Jonathan L. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Caitlyn C., Charlotte M., Robin D., David M., and Jiada V. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Lara B., Dario F., Sarah K., and Himika H. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sarah, Edison C., Joon, and Sabbir for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Edison T., Georgia, Jenna, Maiesha, and Rose for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Maria, Joli Amour, Deianara, Josh, and Yeshi for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sameer, Kiara, Maximo, and Jorge for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

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Teen Photo Contest: Time and Tradition

Gay Block, Untitled (Grandma Holding Brian’s Letter and Photos), 1982-85. Gift of the artist

Middle and high school students are invited to submit original photographs that explore connections between history and contemporary life.

How do traditions connect generations, and how might this be represented through photography? Inspired by the Jewish Museum’s permanent collection—a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art and objects spanning 4,000 years of history—the Museum’s Teen Interns invite middle and high school students to submit original photographs that explore connections between history and contemporary life. This prompt is open to your creative and artistic interpretation and students may submit up to three distinct photographs.

All images and content must be the student’s own original work and free from copyright restrictions. Winning photographs will be featured on the Jewish Museum’s social media platforms. Winners will also receive an American Express gift card. Please use this form to submit your photograph by May 31, 2024.

For more information, email teenprograms@thejm.org

To share information about the program, download this flyer.