High School Internships
“I met a lot of new and interesting people. I successfully completed a research project and comfortably presented in front of an audience. I have gotten to know and love this museum setting.” – Tyler Lee, 2012 Student Historian
College and graduate internships are available for the fall and spring semesters (part time) and the summer (full time). From modeling creative exhibition layouts to researching with our curators, college and graduate interns experience unparalleled career development and cultivate fruitful professional relationships. All internships are either paid or for academic credit. Applicants must be enrolled in either college or graduate school.
Spring 2015 internship opportunities and application guidelines will be posted on September 29, so check back then!
Private Professional Development
Professional development workshops are available on-site at the New-York Historical Society or museum staff can come to schools. Book one of the below content-based programs for your group of teachers today! All programs can be crafted as a two-hour workshop or extended to a half- or full-day program.
To schedule training for your school or for more information, contact us at teacherPD@nyhistory.org.
The New-York Historical Society offers DOE-approved Professional-Credit courses each July. These classes meet for 36 hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 am–5 pm) and carry three credits that can be applied toward teachers' 30-and-above salary differential. Courses will be listed and registration will be available on the After School Professional Development Program's site when the summer course catalog becomes available, typically in late spring. Courses fill up quickly, so register early!
Join the New-York Historical Society for our exciting menu of teacher workshops! Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through these interactive, Common Core-aligned professional development programs.
Participation in New-York Historical Society professional development is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.
Scholars Program: Hands-on History for Teens
“I would recommend this program to my peers because the chance to work with original documents and a highly specialized museum and library staff is an opportunity seldom offered to high school students.”
– Andrew Sobelsohn, Summer Scholar 2014
“I had an amazing time at Saturday Academy, learning new things and making new friends from all around New York City.”
- Saturday Academy student, Fall 2012