The New-York Historical Society offers internships in both our Museum and Library divisions for high school, college, and graduate-level students. From modeling creative exhibition layouts to researching with our curators and educators, our interns experience unparalleled career development and cultivate fruitful professional relationships.

College and Graduate Internships

Applicants who are selected to participate in this rewarding, yet demanding experience will be paid a stipend of $2,700 or receive academic credit, depending on the intern’s school requirements. The part-time summer internship program is hybrid and will run June 13 through August 19 (unless otherwise specified). Interns may work up to 180 hours throughout the duration of the program.


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.

Summer interns must be available to work on Wednesdays and Fridays during the internship. As the program is hybrid, access to a computer and internet connection are required.

Please be advised that the New-York Historical Society has adopted a mandatory vaccine policy. Interns must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (inclusive of booster shots) ahead of the start of the internship and will be required to follow health and safety measures put into place by New-York Historical while on-site.

Upcoming Dates to Know

Applications for the Summer 2022 internship have now closed. All applicants will receive an update on the status of their application by May 13, 2022.

Applications for Fall 2022 will open on June 20, 2022. Applications for Spring 2023 will open on October 17, 2022.

Contact Information

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

Available Positions

We are currently not accepting applications for College and Graduate Internship positions. Please check back soon for available Fall 2022 positions.