Student Historian Program
– Marcia White, 2012 Student Historian
The New-York Historical Society offers the Student Historian Internship program for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. The Student Historian program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that gives students vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world.
We are thrilled to announce that the Student Historian Program is a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recipient! Chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists, New-York Historical’s Student Historian Internship Program was one of 12 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country to receive the award, which is the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States. Recipients of the award are honored for their work in presenting rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people.
The awards are administered by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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Here’s what we’re up to!
Get to know the Student Historians as they highlight their favorite pieces from New-York Historical's collections, document the progress of their projects, and share current happenings on the Student Historian blog.
Want to take a tour of NYC during the 1940s? Interested in finding historic photographs of your neighborhood? Check out the Student Historian Teen Leaders’ History Pin WWII Photograph Project.
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Resources created by past Student Historians:
U.S. History Regents Exam Review Materials:
- U.S. History Review Catalog with object-based, frequently tested content and corresponding practice questions [PDF], created by 2011–2012 Student Historians
- Historical Tweets Review Activity [PDF], created by 2011–2012 Student Historians
What can everyday objects tell us about our past?
Check out A History of New York City in 30 Objects [PDF] created by the Summer 2012 Student Historians.
The Student Historian program has two sessions per year: Academic Year (November 2012- June 2013) and Summer (July and August 2013).
For more information about the Student Historian program, and how to apply, click here.
If you have any questions about the Student Historian program, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The High School Internship Program is supported by a grant from The Pinkerton Foundation and through an endowment established by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.