Local, national, and international college students are invited to use the Abrons Arts Center as a laboratory for investigating our innovative arts education model. Current academic partnerships include Teachers College at Columbia University, Bank Street College, and New York University.

INVESTIGATE | College Workshops + Tours 

The StudioLab arts education model is an innovative case study for higher education students. Interactive INVESTIGATE workshops are developed around the Abrons’ community-based arts practices and explore the use of the arts as a catalyst for learning and creativity.

ENGAGE | College Internships

Our ENGAGE internship program provides college students an opportunity to assist professional artists who teach students Pre-K through Grade 12 and support arts workers developing groundbreaking programming.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting Engagement program staff
  • Assisting artists in school day and after school teaching residences
  • Researching arts education tools and models
  • Participating in program documentation and assessment
  • Coordinating guided gallery visits and school performances
  • Aiding outreach through marketing and social media
  • Attending and assisting special events


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for the arts
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience or interest in working with students (elementary/teen/college)
  • Willingness to travel to schools throughout the five boroughs
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and educational vocabulary
  • Professional demeanor, gumption, and willingness to get your hands dirty!

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Sickles | Director of Engagement & Visual Arts |