Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
STUDENT HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who use the resources of New-York Historical to conduct exciting research and share their scholarship through creative projects. Interns meet with professional staff to learn about careers in the museum, library, and history fields; work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills; and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history and art.
- Academic Year 2018-2019: November 29 – June 5, every Wednesday, 4:00 – 6:30 pm (excluding NYC public school holidays). Applications are no longer being accepted for the academic year. Please check back again for updates on the summer internship program.
- Summer 2019: July – August, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Applications open in January 2019.
- The Application Form must be completed by the applicant and submitted by Friday, October 5, 2018. Applicants will receive an email confirmation when the form has been successfully submitted.
- The Teacher Recommendation Form must be completed by ONE recommender on the applicant’s behalf and submitted by Friday, October 5, 2018. It is the applicant’s responsibility to share the link above with their recommender. Recommenders will receive an email confirmation when the form has been successfully submitted.
- If you have difficulty submitting the online application, please e-mail email@example.com to request an application form in a different format.
Selection Process and Timeline:
Please note: It is important that applicants regularly check the email addresses they provided to ensure they do not miss important correspondence.
- Applications and Teacher Recommendations are due on Friday, October 5, 2018.
- We will review all completed applications and will be in touch with all applicants by October 19.
- Select applicants will be invited to participate in interviews held on October 24, 25, and 31 4:00-6:30 pm.
- Final selections will be made by November 2.
- Applicants for the academic year program must be in grades 10, 11, or 12; summer applicants must be entering those grades or their first year of college the following fall.
- Applicants must live in and attend school in the New York City metro area (includes the five boroughs of New York City, as well as areas of New York State, Connecticut, and New Jersey).
- Applicants must have parent/guardian consent to apply for this program.
- If accepted, you must have a valid employment certificate (“working papers”) by the start of the program. For complete information about obtaining working papers, visit: https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/wphmpg.shtm.
- Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to provide documentation that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. For more information on required documents for employment, please visit www.uscis.gov/i-9.
Interns who have been eligible for free or reduced cost lunch at school may be offered a stipend to participate. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit.
STUDENT HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: TEEN LEADERS
Returning Student Historian interns have the opportunity to participate in our second-tier internships as Teen Leaders, who may intern in one of three departments:
- Family Programs interns meet throughout the academic year to support DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s programming. Explore the Family Programs calendar.
- Exhibition Curator interns research and plan a thematic historical exhibition during the academic year. The exhibition is hosted on Governors Island the following summer.
- Exhibition Educator interns develop and facilitate programming over the summer for visitors to the Governors Island exhibition.
Student Historians are invited to apply for this opportunity after successfully completing the first-tier Student Historian program.
All Teen Leaders are compensated at minimum wage.
Explore current and past Teen Leader-designed and facilitated exhibitions:
Out of Many, One: American Civics and Citizenship, July 7 – September 30, 2018
Battle for the Ballot: The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York, July 8 – October 1, 2017
Audubon: Birdman for a Fledgling Nation, July 2 – September 25, 2016
Revolution: NYC & the War for Independence, July 4 – September 27, 2015
NYC & the Civil War, July 5 – September 28, 2014
WWII & NYC: Photography and Propaganda, June 15 – September 2, 2013
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Recipient of the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award