College and Graduate Internships

The New-York Historical Society is offering part-time internships in both our museum and library divisions. From modeling creative exhibition layouts to researching with our curators and educators, college and graduate interns experience unparalleled career development and cultivate fruitful professional relationships. Applicants who are selected to participate in this rewarding yet demanding experience will either be paid a stipend of $1500 or receive academic credit, depending on the intern’s school requirements. The spring internship program will run January through May (unless otherwise specified), and interns may work up to 120 hours throughout the duration of the program.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Please check back in early February for available summer internship opportunities

Requirements:
Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students though recent graduates may also apply. Please see individual descriptions for department specific requirements. Interns are considered employees, and upon acceptance into the program are required to provide documentation that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. International students may apply and are responsible for providing the same documentation and obtaining the necessary visas.

Applicant Information

To apply, the following must be submitted:

  • A cover letter indicating in which position/department you are interested
  • A resume
  • 5-10 page writing sample*
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a professor)

*It is important to read the individual job descriptions as some departments require other materials in lieu of the writing sample.

If the internship that you are applying for is being offered for credit, you must submit written confirmation from your college stating that you will receive credit for hours completed.

Please note: Applications that are not complete and submitted by the appropriate deadline (including two letters of recommendation) will not be accepted. Applicants being considered for the internship will be contacted for an interview.
 

Available Internships

 

Family Programs Internship
The Family Programs intern must be earning a degree in Education, Museum Education, History, or Art History (or a related field) with a particular interest in working with families with children ages 3 - 12. This spring the family programs intern will research historical figures and events for our Living History programs, and will support the Reading into History family book club. In addition they will assist with researching, marketing, preparing materials for, and staffing a variety of family programs in the New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum (please note, this work happens on weekday and weekend days). By the end of the internship, they will have gained experience with all aspects of developing and delivering out-of-school-time programs for families for a variety of audiences. We require excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a proactive approach to projects.  

This internship can be completed for credit or stipend.
For more information and to apply, please CLICK HERE.

Contact Information
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
Internship Coordinator
internships@nyhistory.org
212-873-3400 ext. 505
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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