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The Teen Program Internships

This media and design based program uses social justice as a catalyst for art making and workforce development. The Teen Program engineers a foundation of learning, builds workforce skills and provides exciting opportunities while fostering engaged citizens. Held in CSTO's safe spaces, our young people develop healthy relationships with their peers and adults while learning the necessary skills to become successful, thriving members of society.

The Teen Program is a paid internship that recruits Boston teens between ages of 14 - 20 while providing training in career focused workshops.

2021 Internships

Media Makers

In this internship, Media Makers interns learn about different media production skills while learning and creating projects about important social issues impacting their communities. Media Makers equips interns with a variety of skillsets including: Photography, Video Production, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design & Social Media Strategy. Interns receive a learning stipend throughout their program.

Cycle Information 

Spring Cycle: February 1st - May 21st

Monday - Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Summer Cycle: July 6th - August 13th 

Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 4 PM (with 1 hr break)

Fall Cycle: September - December

Monday - Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM


Closed on Boston Public School holidays

To learn more, please contact Amanda Huang at AHuang@cstoboston.org

Film Curators

 In this internship, Teen Interns learn how to plan and host community centered events. Interns can expect to analyze different films and media, and how art can be centered within the community. Interns plan, host and facilitate a number of  youth-lead events that empower and engage with the surrounding community. This internship is currently paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back in Spring 2022. 

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Media Makers intern work from previous cycles

Additional Resources

The Teen Program also offers one-on-one services provided by program staff including:

  • College Advising

  • Career Development 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Support (for teens 14 - 20)

To learn more, please contact Madeline Muhlberg at mmuhlberg@cstoboston.org or call (617) 482 4605 x 114.

Contact the Program Staff:

Madeline Mühlberg

Teen Program & Youth Development Manager


Office phone: (617) 482 4605 x114

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.