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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, 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 $8.75/hour 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 150 hours throughout the duration of the program.

Applicants must be students enrolled in either college or graduate school. 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
  • A 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 research paper.

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.

The application process for Fall internships is now closed. Please check back later for information on the Spring internship application process.

Contact Information:
Geneva Smith
212-873-3400 ext. 505

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