College and Graduate Internships

The New-York Historical Society is offering part-time fall 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 fall internship program begins in September (unless otherwise specified), and interns may work up to 140 hours throughout the duration of the program.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Fall 2017:

  • The deadline for the following two positions has been extended to Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Internship dates: To be determined with supervisor

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.

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.

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.

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.

Applicant Information
The link to apply to each position on our online application system, Interfolio, is below the posting. In order to apply you must register and create a user account, or use your existing account, to submit your application materials. You will receive an email notification when successfully registered.

The deadline for the following two positions has been extended to Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Digital Learning Programs Internship  

Intern must be enrolled in a computer science related field and have an interest in the intersection of technology and education. The intern will assist with the research and development of new educational programming rooted in digital technologies for middle and high school students in an informal education setting. The ideal candidate will have experience with coding, game design, 3D printing, and digital photography and have some experience creating educational activities designed to teach students the skills necessary to use various technology. Experience working with middle and high school aged students is preferred. The intern will also assist with the daily operations of the Tech Commons at New-York Historical and assist the Manager of Digital Learning Programs with administrative work and other tasks. We require excellent communication and computer skills. 

Please note: Intern must be available during flexible weekday hours up to 25 hours per week. Applicants are requested to include whether they prefer school credit or a stipend for the internship period. This internship can be completed for pay or credit.

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Archives Intern (graduate credit only)

The Archives Intern will work under the guidance of the Head of Archival Processing to process one or more manuscript collections held in the Library of the New-York Historical Society. The internship emphasizes archival description, including writing historical, scope, arrangement, and other notes for the collection; identifying significant content in the archival material; establishing name and subject access terms with controlled vocabularies; documenting the records in the collection management system; and generating a DACS-compliant, on-line finding aid using that system. The internship will also involve physical processing, including arrangement of the documents and basic conservation practices, such as rehousing of the material. To be eligible for the internship, the candidate must be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an MLIS or equivalent program with a concentration in archival management; must have completed at least an introductory archival course; and have a general familiarity with and interest in U.S. history.

This is an unpaid position and is only offered for college credit to current graduate students. 

To register and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Contact Information
For more information on the College & Graduate Internship Program, contact:
Dustin Yager
212-873-3400 ext. 505

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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