TEEN PROGRAM

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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.

2022 Internships

Media Makers

In this internship, Media Makers interns learn about different media production skills while creating projects about important social issues impacting their communities. Media Makers equips interns with a variety of skillsets including:  Digital Illustration/Graphic Design, Animation, Public Artwork & Social Media Strategy. Media Makers Interns can expect to learn how to use a drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop,  how to use a multitude of graphic design platforms, how to create short animations, how to create community-centered artwork, and how use social media for advocacy. Interns receive a learning stipend throughout their program.

Cycle Information 

Spring Cycle:

February 7th - May 13th

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:30 - 6:30 PM

or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

In Person & Virtual

Summer Cycle:

July 11th - August 19th (Dates subject to change)

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

Fall Cycle:

10/11/2022 - 12/16/2022 (dates subject to change)

Media Makers: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3:30-6:30 pm


Change Creators:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3:30-6:30 pm

Change Creators

In this internship, Change Creators interns learn photography and video production skills while learning and creating projects about important social issues impacting their communities. Change Creators equips interns with a variety of skillsets including: Photography, Video Production, Event Planning & Social Media Strategy. Change Creators Interns can expect to learn how to use a DSLR camera, how to edit photographs using Adobe Photoshop, how to edit videos using Final Cut Pro, how to host community-centered events, and how to launch a social media campaign for an event or media. Interns receive a learning stipend throughout their program.

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Media Makers intern work from previous cycles

Closed on Boston Public School holidays

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

mmuhlberg@cstoboston.org

Office phone: (617) 482 4605 x114

Maria Fong Teen Program Coordinator

mfong@cstoboston.org

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.